JUDITH SAUPPER

The Great Noise

The paper sculpture The Great Noise, seven metres long, is despite the fragility of the employed materials a closed and unwieldy installation, studded with pointed rock formations interlaced with gloomy paper valleys, that opposes the viewer with its oppressive bulk. Following geometric contour lines on the six lengths of paper web is an pell-mell agglomeration of 475 small houses, kitschy ones as well as ones that could be pictured in a current architecture journal. The uniformity of rural dwellings and settlements as the settings of hedge wars and supposed family idylls is examined here. The lines and planes of these china ink drawings are not intended to judge, though; rather, they copy exemplars of life, as in every house, people live according to their own principles, even if they are not shown. The origin of the houses is irrelevant: Architectural era and nationality notwithstanding, they were all placed into the same craggy mountain landscape. 

Das Grosse Rauschen,

2014, paper sculpture with 6 printed lenghts of paper with 475 collaged ink drawings, 300 x 780 x 680 cm

 

Das Grosse Rauschen,

2014, paper sculpture with 6 printed lenghts of paper

with 475 collaged ink drawings, 300 x 780 x 680 cm 

Das Grosse Rauschen,

2014, paper sculpture with 6 printed lenghts of paper

with 475 collaged ink drawings, 300 x 780 x 680 cm

Das Grosse Rauschen,

2014, paper sculpture with 6 printed lenghts of paper with 475 collaged ink drawings, 300 x 780 x 680 cm 

Das Grosse Rauschen,

2014, paper sculpture with 6 printed lenghts of paper

with 475 collaged ink drawings, 300 x 780 x 680 cm