Carl Constantin Weber


above and under

in course of this semester a three-dimensional plaster sculpture will be designed. The material is suited for casting, moulding and collaging. The sculpture should represent a building in the broadest sense. The building in its whole, out of the underground up to the surface is to be interpreted three-dimensionally.
The main thing will be a well readable representation of the various zones under and above ground. Above ground the volume is perceived from the outside, like a surface. Whether a deeper structure under that surface is to be felt or not can be interpreted differently.
The change into the underground is to be represented solely by a dif- ferent three-dimensional language of modelling. The invasion into this deeper interior world of the building offers the chance to model clear contrasts to the world above zero. Under ground in the inside of the rocks, above ground joining stones.
Along the way this exercise leads to a playful confrontation with our expectations and viewing patterns in relation to architecture. Because the world of surfaces is to be build to a vast amount by casted finds* like packaging, beverage bottles and other small-scale industrial prod- ucts the environment has to be examined carefully. What find* suits to be used as an object resembling a building? In turn the question refers to contemporary architecture as well, altering our viewing patterns more and more. What does this building remind me of beyond its function as a building? A pleasant way of dealing ironically with the fashions of our time. In the representation of the underworld it is essential to detect the possibilities resulting from breaking a massive volume. Similar to a sculptor who excavates the stone from a block and intrudes into it.