These days we are sufficiently concerned with our respiratory system, however we rarely consider air for its material properties and weight. In our human habitat, air is like water endlessly circulating, pervasive and ever present substance.
For Hot Mess, Adrian Lohmüller is showing a sculpture which shows the perimeter of one kilogram of air. One cubic meter of air at sea level pressure weighs 1293 g. Transferred atop a 80 x 120 cm euro palette the height of the cube is 80,5619 cm which is approximated in the sculpture. The mobility of the palette further questions the ephemeral presence and passage of the sculpture’s essence. Once removed, the air will still remain.
Adrian Lohmüller (b.1977) holds a BA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, USA. His work has been featured in the Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art and international institutions such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt – Berlin, Oscar Niemeyer Museum – Brazil, Art in General – NYC, Temporäre Kunsthalle – Berlin, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof . Hamburg, MoMa PS1 – NYC, Kunstraum Innsbruck and many others.
Metal, wooden Euro-palette, air
80,56 x 80 x 120 cm