Transformation of Spacial Relations

Katharina’s installation aims to explore the interconnectedness of pubs in the UK, and what their decline means for the British population. Katharina sees pubs as places where people from all backgrounds and cultures can meet and socialise and is concerned that their decline inhibits socialisation and integration.

By casting a beer keg in clay, Katharina creates a monument to pub culture. But this monument is fragile, unlike a bronze or iron sculpture; it would shatter if disturbed or knocked from its pedestal. By taking casts from taps, kegs, and the paraphernalia of British pubs, Katharina builds an archive of material pertaining to Public Houses in the UK. Her work not only mourns the loss of urban spaces, it documents their disappearance.

Text by Lydia Grey

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