Occupying corners, penetrating walls, bracing passageways, hanging from ceilings… With her artistic interventions, Katinka Bock (b. 1976 in Germany) masterfully utilises the so-called non-places in North Zurich, where this artist has used steel bands as a means of connecting several sculptures (bronze pieces in this case) to selected architectures: a kiosk, a bus stop, a noise barrier. According to the artist, her project is “about connecting, about the cuts caused by the motorway, but also about the attempts to re-establish community. What connects us?” Katinka Bock’s sculpture is always in a precarious equilibrium: as long as the tension lasts, it is kept in position, but if it slackens, the configuration falls apart, slips and shatters.
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe; Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris