Award Winner 2018
«2x Fichte», 2017
This performance in Museum Tinguely is symbolically about poise and the proverbial reference to maintaining one’s equilibrium under precarious circumstances. Withina seamless exploration of the surrounding space, and carrying two spruce slats on her shoulders, Judith Huber walks slowly through the exhibition hall. (Known for its straight grain and light weight, Spruce serves many functions.) The long poles balanced bythe artist extend her center of gravity and represent a sensory expansion of her physical being. Approaching the spectators, Huber creates contact through silent dialogue.
By combining the phenomena of weight and volume, distance and proximity, stasis, and dynamism, as well as through gestures of striding and sounding, Judith Huber morphs into her haptic body as she interacts with organic material, and simultaneously actuates a transformation of space.