Art Installation by Elke Maier in the Collegiate Church in Salzburg 2010/11
Material: finest white silken yarn threads copyright, artwork © Elke Maier copyright, Foto © Helmut Wegenkittl, Michael Karrer
"I perceive design not as a definded / final form, but as a process, as the visible manifestation / reflection of traces of movement , transgressing space and material. The form still indicates the progressive process of its development / the processual progression of its origination process (morphogenesis).
Art intervention and space are not two contradictory poles / are not in contrast / do not form a contradictory polarity but rather a continuum of two equally interwoven movements of light, which interpenetrate each of them and which occur in a transition from the one to the other and which have to perform a continuous metamorphosis.
To create my expansive art interventions I use a multitude of finest white silken threads, spanning them with maximum precision, for example from openings high up in the domes down to the floor.
Thread and space are not in opposition, but they constitute a unity.
They interpenetrate and integrate one another. The threads are integral elements of the space, just as the space is an integral element of the art intervention."