ECHOES, 2018

This body of work takes the process of casting and uses it as a form of translation, from one medium into another. For the realisation of this project, I chose to work with the form of a column drum as a metaphor for stability, questioning the current situation in the middle east. Columns remind us of the continuous changes of history, time and place and the construction of logic and order within architecture. This is comparable to the structures of languages and the undergoing and constant transformation of the meaning of words in relation to their use in time.

I was especially inspired by the essay "The Task of the Translator" by Walter Benjamin. Here Benjamin quotes:" Translation instead of imitating the sense of the original, must lovingly and in detail incorporate the original's way of meaning, thus making both the original and the translation recognisable as fragments of a greater language".

Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz
Katharina Fitz