FFOAAM

2016

Performance
The temporary sculpture can be constructed several times and is each time tagged with a different volume. By example: FFOAAM Vol. 5

Soap, Sojalecithin, whirlpool mat, plastic tarpaulin

Sound, movement and fragrance are important parts of the work


The pool is placed in the middle of the empty exhibition space and filled with liquid. The action begins by starting the machine, which blows air through a tube into the whirlpool mat. The foam rises and grows immediately and after a while foam is leaking out of the pool, touching the ground, growing slowly but continuously. Depending on how many visitors move around the thing and how voluminous the exhibition space is, the foam starts to change its form and moves apparently independently by the draught caused by moving visitors. It seems the form grows endlessly, but while still growing on one side, some parts already deconstruct. In time the sculpture contains different sizes and consistencies of bubbles. Furthermore it’s not obvious anymore where the sculpture ends and where it starts, as the light and transparent character of the foam is melting visitors, background and space partially together. After an hour the machine stops pumping air and the deconstructing process takes over until there’s only a puddle of water left.

More Fotos – Exhibition: ZQM Berlin
FFOAAM Vol. 1, ZQM Berlin, Fotocredits: Daniela Brugger

FFOAAM Vol. 3, Carosserie Basel, Fotocredits: Silas Heizmann

FFOAAM Vol.8, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg
Fotocredits: Marc Dorazillo

Videodocumentation: 2.58
Camera: Miro Widmer / Sound: Daniel Steiner / Edit: Daniela Brugger