From September 11th to September 27th the work "Collateral" by Sheela Gowda can be seen in the crossing of St. Lukas Church.
Various formations of ash lie on steel mesh panels. They were laid out from a dough made of tree bark powder and charcoal – materials from which incense is traditionally produced. The dried dough is lit and burns. It crumbles to ashes, but maintains his original form. The burning leaves residues and the edges of the fire mark the metal surface. In addition to visual traces, the burning of the material creates an intense smell, so that one can experience the work with multiple senses.
The symbolic content of materials from everyday Indian life and ritual acts plays an important role in Gowda’s work. Her always resonating reflection on working conditions and living conditions is also included here. For example, she reports that incense is a material that is ubiquitous in India. Women workers make several thousand incense sticks by hand for around 50 cents a day.
On September 27th at 10am there will be an art service with Oliver Heinrich, church music director Tobias Frank and Andreas N. Ludwig.