The weighty plastic made of Corten steel is reminiscent of the polyhedron from Dürer’s “Melancolia I” (1514) or of a stylized, bitten apple. Sabine Kacunko’s ST∆RDUST is nevertheless something very concrete, which goes beyond its physical presence:
ST∆RDUST is the sculptural replica of a microscopic grain that fell to earth 25 years ago with a meteorite. This “space mineral” points to the similarities between (micro-)photographic, scientific and artistic processes: it is the suspension of sizes and relationships that brings art and science together, as does the mystical connection between “micro” and ” macro”.
“Landed” in Körnerpark, Kacunko’s ST∆RDUST tells us a story of its origin that coincides with the structure of the represented particle of matter. The extraterrestrial grain shows us the organizing principle of the “crystalline”: Its only “indentation” is – like a “navel” – the negative form of another mineral that it was “fed” from for a while in order to be able to grow. Minerals apparently use other minerals for their own growth, always following a certain matrix. What do we learn from such objective limits to growth? Where do we look for the “navel of the world”? Where do we go?
∆NIM∆TED SCULPTURE: ST∆RDUST is part of Sabine Kacunko´s project ∆NIM∆ and is supported by the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022 (IYBSSD2022).
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The sculpture can be seen around the clock on the terrace in front of Galerie im Körnerpark from August 15 to September 22, 2022.