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wolfgang-jaenicke

Herr Thoben kommt nach Hause

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An observation in everyday life can give rise to an idea:
A driver from the Berlin bakery Thoben regularly parks his delivery van with the logo painted on it in the car park after his shifts and then goes home to spend the evening.
Hence the title: "Mr Thoben comes home":

Wenge wood and lime wood, signed and dated on the plywood transport box.
Year of manufacture: 2018
Hight: 50 cm x Width: 30 cm x Length: 19 cm

THE DISCREET DYNAMIC COUPLE*

These sculptures are part of a series that invites us to reflect on the theme of "couples".
At first glance, they do not appear to be a pair, because they are laid out like a kind of plug-in system.
They consist of two elements that together form a common shape,
which gives them stability.
The existence of one element conditions the existence of the other.
They lean against each other or are interlocked like a plug-in system.
System.
The works are inspired by sources of very different kinds:
E.g. from scientific concepts from mathematics, theoretical mechanics, ethnology, literature and film, which lead to poetic-sounding titles.

About the titles:
The trilingual titles bring out a peculiarity of the German language, namely that words such as NACHTEIL or VORBILD, consisting of a ratio word,
a preposition and the noun, the substantive, with the hoped-for poetic aura of the physical, cannot be translated into other languages at all.
This is especially evident in the title: „Der Nachteil des Vorbilds" one becomes helpless as a translator because the special aura of the German terms is completely lost in translation.

That is why we have taken the titles in English or French or even in other languages as additional, lyrical forms rather than as technical translations.
Incidentally, this applies to all the titles that K+H use.

* Term from mathematics