HEAVENHEAVENHEAVEN | 2012 | human bones
replica of a AK47

[…] “Art today is a flood light and a weapon!” Under this banner, barbara caveng has aimed the flood light of her archaeological-seeming weapon at the global problem of war and everyday violence. For Caveng, art not only has a weapon-like form of expression, but is also a subversive act of denunciation, at once testimonial and provocation. Her work is directed against society’s inclination to lethargy and rescues the aura of art against the medial using up of images. ”

Utopia as Freedom of Imaginative Power – Essay on a Utopian Sculpture by barbara caveng
published in “UTOPIEN VERMEIDEN/ AVOIDING UTOPIAS” 2013, edited by Werkleitzgesellschaft.

HEAVENHEAVENHEAVEN photographed by Joachim Gern

Interior installation view werkleitz festival AVOIDING UTOPIAS | 11. 10. –  27. 10. 2013 | Halle

space within space: exterior installation view
8 x 8 x 4, 5 meters | dry construction, c-Profile |intirior paint colour : ral 7009 ‘field grey’ |