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  • Mariechen Danz: Soil Sample Organ (1/2 brain), 2011. Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Mariechen Danz: Soil Sample Organ (lung), 2011. Photo: Tobias Hübel
  • Mariechen Danz: Soil Sample Organ (heart), 2011. Foto: Tobias Hübel (out of stock)

Mariechen Danz

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Mariechen Danz’s artistic work addresses “knowledge” in its many facets and is based essentially on language and the body. The place in which language is formed is the human body. It is therefore the starting point for the appropriation and transfer of knowledge, as well as for the possible mistakes and misunderstandings that are inherent to all communication. Conversely, it has itself been an object of examination in science for centuries. With Danz the body acts in this double role as a producer and an object of reflection.

Danz’s Artist’s Edition consists of three anatomically precise organs from her series Soil Sample Organs: half a brain, a heart and a lung made from glass, earth, grass or pebbles and cast in epoxy resin. They represent aspects that, when considered, could make our usual manner of communication (and of knowledge) easier – for example intuition and emotion (right hemisphere) and vulnerability (heart of glass splinters).

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Annual edition 2012

Soil Sample Organ (1/2 brain), 2011
Soil, horn, grass, epoxy resin
6 x 12 x 20 cm
Unique work

Soil Sample Organ (lung), 2011
Polystyrene, epoxy resin
7 x 10 x 20 cm
Unique work

Soil Sample Organ (heart), 2011
Glass splinters, epoxy resin
8 x 10 x 15 cm
Out of stock

each Euro 1.309,–
incl. 19% VAT

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