What is a social Sculpture?
As an artist and activist, I use my creative skills to work with people or organizations in their communities to influence social change. While a visual artist* uses their skills to express their view of the world, my intention is to support the progress and improvement of communities. I’m interested in improving society as a whole and to help people find their own ways of expression. A social sculpture puts forth certain social themes through art and creativity to make them more apparent. The artistic content of a social sculpture aims to shape the community from within. It does this by depicting conflicts, ecological crises, economic problems and interpersonal threats and puts them up for discussion. Then changes can occur actively in the immediate environment of a social sculpture.
What does a social sculpture stand for?
The social sculpture stands for dialogue at eye level with partner institutions and corporations, active listening, solidarity, empathy and non-discrimination – as the message of the social sculpture emerges in the midst of the community. All these aspects are bundled together and form the thematic field for the collaborative venture in a public place. With a commitment to diversity, the social sculpture strives to involve all participants* who are committed to socially committed practices in order to improve their environment, regardless of race, gender, class, age, sexual orientation and nationality. The Social sculpture is an initiative that encourages growth in communities that harbour marginalized groups through working with art, education, volunteering and grassroots organizations.
What is the aim of a social sculpture?
• give values•
Unity | Transformation | Visualization
There are social groups whose opinions and needs are either completely disregarded or not adequately taken into account. They usually do not have the means to make themselves heard. For a healthy community, however, it is crucial that the passive majority and the socially disadvantaged receive equal opportunity to express themselves.
I firmly believe that everyone has creative potential. My art concentrates above all on human interaction and an environment of open social discourse. I address precisely those people that are “not seen” by society. I work with them to find a catalyst within their social system that would stimulate debate and thereby promote social exchange. Social sculpture aims to create social and/or political change through collaboration with individuals, communities, organizations and institutions.
Social Sculptures 2011-2018 | international participation processes
The social sculptures in an international context connect people of different cultures, ethnicities, sexes and social affiliations through art projects; mostly installation in public spaces.