Almuth Tebbenhoff presents an exciting ceramic installation that explores feelings of darkness and hope during the pandemic.
‘Who Will Buy my Dark Dark World’, consists of a group of sculptures that she started making during the autumn of 2019, as the world was heading towards the pandemic. The pieces veer between bleakness and hope, greedy for life, anticipating eventual death. The rusty steel boxes in Inferno have been landscaped and populated with groups of little hollowed out clay cubes, contrasting with the fresh green patch of paint foreseeing hope and change. Tebbenhoff explores the idea of emptiness, whether as loss of life or just being lost in space and wondering how to find one’s way home. Dwellings is a formation of clay boxes with open sides that aren’t real boxes, rather just suggestions of them. Whether aiming to protect like an open cage with no constraints, or just defining an invisible volume – they are both precious and strong.