[-empyre-] Artwork #3: Asta Gröting - Touch 2017

J Arens johannarens at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 22:28:32 AEST 2018

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On Asta Gröting, *Touch 2017*:


What Asta does makes me wistful. She renders - and does not overcome - a
shortage of skin-to-skin synergy. Like a bell that never rang, her parable
stays far from the everyday. Isolated in a dark studio this emblematic
experiment could be a dry run for intended body contact. The film is like
an exercise whose purpose you only gather after you have done it. (Refrain
from touching your pocket computer, every second time you think of it).

Watching the person reaching for the clay over and over again is of similar
nature. You feel a strong urge to skip ahead and see what you have known
for long;
with kind hand life is sculpting melancholy into human faces.

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 5:06 PM, Daniel Lichtman <danielp73 at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Asta Gröting
> Touch 2017
> Video link: http://astagroeting.de/works/touch-2017/
> Asta Gröting (b. 1961, Herford) lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo
> exhibitions include KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
> and Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria. She has had solo exhibitions at ZKM
> Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe; n.b.k., Berlin; Lentos
> Kunstmuseum Linz; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; and MARTa Herford. She has
> participated in numerous large-scale international exhibitions, including
> 22nd São Paulo Biennial, the 8th and 14th Biennale of Sydney, and the 44th
> Venice Biennale.
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