NXT creatives

Christoph Studer - Harper

HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

Erosion (Six utopian thoughts and a rock)

This performative installation by Christoph Studer-Harper consists of a series of six precise interventions, each only lasting a couple of minutes, that gradually change the appearance of the piece. The six hand tuned wooden bats of different shapes and colours reveal their inner nature over time as each of them is beaten onto a piece of rock taken from the site of exhibition. In doing so, the performative action is recorded onto the surfaces of the stone and the wooden implements, irreversibly changing their appearance and in some cases even shape. The briefness and soberness of the intervention hereby emphasises the almost surgical punctuation of the six actions and their sometimes dramatic effects on the objects.