People on Stone Plinths

since 1986

Wasserschloss Glatt/Sulz, 20 concrete blocks

Personen auf Steinsockeln (People on Stone Plinths), 1987
20 exhibition participants, 20 concrete blocks
Photo © Martin Lauffer, 1987

All 20 participants in this sculptors’ symposium are standing on brick-sized concrete plinths. Some of these plinths are formed of two or three blocks placed on top of each other and so are proportionally higher than others. Compared to the classical proportions between plinth and statute, the figures appear far too big for the plinths they stand on. They choose their poses freely while endeavouring at the same time to keep their balance. Despite being relatively close together, they do not communicate with each other but form independent sculptures.

Karin Sander