JUDITH SAUPPER

Analysis of silence - Egos, stolen lifes

An Analysis of silence engages with the fragility of the human condition:

Twelve concepts (error ° grief ° treason ° violence ° trauma ° deceit ° repression ° hallucination ° torture ° scorn ° weakness ° hate) are extended with synonyms (sound collage, cf. home page), aiming to find a distinct visual language for the unutterable: a vocabulary of emotions arises.

 

The patchiness of one’s own self is inquired into, one’s attitude is reflected upon, and one’s connexion to the ever-changing surroundings is scrutinised. The struggle for safety and a feeling of belonging is brought into focus.

 

The impact of having to live without orienting narratives is put under scrutiny — narratives that allowed us the belief, once upon a time, that we as a society (and as individuals) knew the way.

 

As we look for certainty in our doings, we encounter our egos, stolen lifes (vanished female octopus ° Artificial Intelligence ° Peacock ° Swiss woman); entities who chose to walk a supposedly easier path in life and thus become the identities of our yearnings.

Hass

An Analysis of silence, hate #12
2021, object in wooden box, print, lino color, concrete, wood, thread, 21.5 x 40 x 40cm

Verachtung

An Analysis of silence, scorn #10

2021, object in wooden box, print, lino color, branch, thread, stone, electric ceramic mount, 19.5 x 40 x 40cm

Täuschung

An Analysis of silence, deceit #6 (detail)

2021

synonymous
2022, sound collage, MP4, 55:11min

entschwindendes Krakenweibchen

Egos, stolen lifes #3 (vanished female octopus)

2022, hanging object, branch, plastic, cable tie, thread, 84 x 96 x 52cm

Verletzung

An Analysis of silence, trauma #5

2021, object in wooden box, print, lino color, branches, plaster, wooden cube, 60 x 40 x 40cm

Peacock

Egos, stolen lifes #1 (Peacock)

2022, hanging object, wood, cold glaze, branches, ink, acrylic paint, thread, approx. 176 x 72 x 72cm

Peacock Detail

Egos, stolen lifes #1 (Peacock) (detail)

Trauer

An Analysis of silence, grief #2

2021, object in wooden box, print, linocut, branch, stone, tyvek, ink, 17 x 40 x 40cm

Unterdrückung

An Analysis of silence, repression #7

2022, object in wooden box, print, lino color, branches, wood, acrylic paint, 14 x 40 x 40cm

Schwäche

An Analysis of silence, weakness #1

2021, object in wooden box, print, lino color, wood, branch, bone, leather, thread, acrylic paint, 19 x 40 x 40cm

Schwäche Detail

Ki

Egos, stolen lifes #2 (Artificial Intelligence)

2022, hanging object, lacquered metal, stones, styrofoam, Tyvek, fabric tape, ink, glue, thread, cold glaze, 83 x 42 x 42cm

Gewalt Detail

An Analysis of silence, violence #4 (detail)

An Analysis of silencee, violence #4

2021, object in wooden box, print, lino color, concrete, stone, new wool, latex, acrylic paint, ink drawing on paper, 19.5 x 40 x 40cm