Sarah Pichlkostner creates sculptural objects and spatial settings through which she investigates the representation of invisible processes such as the transmission of energy, the passing of time and our psychological behavior towards materials and objects. Or, as she states: “When material is brought to an object, i.e. is made into one, and the function of this object is continuously developing over time, then the object is ultimately reflecting us.”
'If the Moon Was a Cookie' is part of an ongoing fictive story made up of consecutive exhibitions, each one forming a chapter. The story deals with the conflict between the wish to be productive and finding emotional value simultaneously. At P/////AKT, Pichlkostner will be focusing on the idea of Ersatzhandlung (substitute act) as a form of emotional behavior or dialog, attempting to bridge the gap between bodily functions and objects and examine the speed of time during the construction of memories.
Image credit: Sarah Pichlkostner, If the moon was a cookie, 2018, courtesy of Pakt Amsterdam