Cornelia Konrads

The gate

SenArt en Forêt, Fontainebleau (France)

Site: remains of two gate posts, former entrance of the forest

Material: stones, iron, cement


Dimensions : 350 cm x 80 cm x 80 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Year : 2004
Material : Installation

Cornelia Konrads

My work is focused on site-specific installations for public and private spaces - they can be indoors or outdoors, temporary or permanent.

A reflection of the site and its particularities is always my starting point. So each work is developed in a close dialogue with the architecture, topography, vegetation and history of the surrounding area.

I understand the site not as a background, but as a texture. The goal is, that my work becomes a part of this texture – in the end, it should be unclear if it has always been there, if it will stay, change or disappear in the next second. The situation is ambivalent: Are the elements falling or rising? Dancing or fighting? Is this a downfall or a victory? Both alternatives are conceivable at the same time.

The questions I put in my work deal a lot with the perception of time and movement– often my installations appear as if a film has stopped for a moment– a moment of “frozen time”.

I’m intrigued by this transient thing, called “moment” or “presence” – the intangible rupture between past and future. Consequently I try to create a moment of irritation, by adding an element to the scenery, which refuses to fit into the expected order. If something doesn’t behave as it should, within the twinkling of an eye the inner monologue gets interrupted. One “arrives here and now”, in a mysterious world, where strange things (including oneself) have a unique meeting. For this moment of irritation I like to challenge what is supposed to be “reliable”: the laws of gravity, the solidity of walls or the ground under our feet.

As once a viewer has put it very well: there is always a “moment of catastrophe” in my work– but also a moment of humour.

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Precarious times
Ephémères - Art Contemporain Sud Dordogne, Couze (France) Site: facade of an ancient paper mill Materials: foamrubber, wiremesh, cement, plaster, pigments
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Tragische Säule
Kunstsammlung Nyffenegger, Arbon (Switzerland) Site: former industrial hall, next to other, similar looking pillars Material: foamrubber, plaster, wood, steelrope, paint
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Knotty Stilts
California State University Bakersfield, Artist in Residence, Bakersfield CAL (USA) Site: wall of the Fine Arts Department Material: wood, metal, foam rubber, plaster, paint . 2 pillars, each 6.5 x 1.4 x 0.8 m
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Flugobjekte - Internationale Kunstausstellung auf dem Weinberg Eining, Neustadt a.d. Donau (Germany) Site: former vineyard, view across the Danube river Material: tree trunk, rubber, bench, paint
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
jardin en movement
Domaine du Rayol - Le Jardin des Méditerranées, Rayol-Canadel-Sur-Mer (France) Site: bended cork oak Material: local slate stones, cement, iron
Cornelia Konrads
Maison de St. Flour
Chemin d‘Art - Festival d‘Art Contemporain, Saint Flour, (France) Site: roundabout between a highway and the old town of Saint Flour Material: wood, corrugated iron roofboards, paint, windows, raingutter, antenna, flowerpot
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Commissioned work for: Fondation Carmignac, Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles (France) Site: Clearing. Composed of driftwood, gathered on the island's coasts. driftwood, metal
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
The Bridge
Blackwood Pathways - Sculpture in the Wild, Lincoln MT (USA) Site: public sculpture park, dry creek bed in a forest area Material: lodgepole pine, weathered barn boards, steel rope Length: 66 Feet (20 Metres) Height: 13 Feet (4 Metres)
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Art season 2019 - Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire / Centre for Arts and Nature, Chaumont s. Loire (France) Site: Les Ècuries (former pony stable) foamrubber, plaster, paper, div. paints and pigments
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
La Folie des Folies (1) . Domaine de la Garenne-Lemot / Le Voyage à Nantes, Gétigné (France) Site: Colonne de Madrid (existing sculpture / part of the original park design resin, div. paints and pigments, metal 6 coloumns, 3.7 x 0.4 x 0.4 m
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
La Folie des Folies (2) . Domaine de la Garenne-Lemot / Le Voyage à Nantes, Gétigné (France) Site: old stone bench under a bended tree resin, roots, div. paints and pigments
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
The match
La Folie des Folies (3) . Domaine de la Garenne-Lemot / Le Voyage à Nantes, Gétigné (France) Site: Grand Allée, Hippomedes and Atalanta (existing sculptures at the main entrance, part of the original park design) resin, div. paints and pigments, steel rope 2 vases, each 0.8 x ca. 0.5 x 0.5 m
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
La Folie des Folies (4) . Domaine de la Garenne-Lemot / Le Voyage à Nantes, Gétigné (France) Site: forest clearing quoting the typical local brick masonry (“Style Clissonais”) bricks, cement, metal, rope 7 pillars, ca. 1.6. x 0.5 x 0.5 m
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Site: bank of the canal de Bourgogne / harbour of Migennes (France) wood, plastic containers, aluminiun
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Wind house
Private Commission, Reserva do Ibitipoca, Lima Duarte MG (Brazil) Site: pasture on a hillside Built in the way of typical local farmhouses using a traditional clay wall technique (“pau à pique”) Materials: wood, clay soil, straw, cow dung, cement, metal grid, rooftiles 3.4 x 2.8 x 6.5 m
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Rooting Garden
Cahors Juin Jardins, Cahors (France) Site: public park in the old town of Cahors, former herb garden of a monastery . Extension of a line of flowerbeds Materials: iron fence, roots, earth, plants 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.8 m
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Centre d‘Arts et de Nature, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (France) Site: forestborder, start of a narrow trail Materials: iron, steel cable, branches
Cornelia Konrads, Installation
Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago IL (USA)
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