Meandmyhands-Visual Art by Katharina Forster
QUEER BOUQUET 2013 teabags wire wool
VULNERABILITY the works shown here are all in one way or another made from teabags
Where necessary other objects and materials were added
HIVE I&II 2012 teabags chicken wire artificial hair/ found wood
RENAISSANCE 2016 teabags lace 5x20x1 cm
STATISTICS 2011 teabags fire emergency boxes glue
IT'S GOOD IT'S BEAUTIFUL IT'S TRUE 2012 (part and detailed view of triptych) razor wire teabag artificial hair
PULLING 2011 artificial hair found wood gold spray hair clip
FASHION 2016-2017 ongoing series teabags clothing label/lace 4x4x1cm
SWALLOWED 2011 teabags thread tealeaves razor wire washing pag
Teabags have been part of my work since 2010, where I used them to convey a work dealing with rape and resulting pregnancy. I am intrigued by their fragility and the aspect of them being `used ́. In combination with wire I play with violence, harshness, masculinity (opponent qualities) and the concept of boarders and security.
Overstepping boundaries has been a topic for me and my current work conveys aspects of such in very different ways. Abuse or misuse are both ways of ignoring the integrity of the Other; humans, animals, the planet, be the abuse obviously or disguised.
See also INTEGRITY.