Untitled (M: I have two rooms; L: I have seen from different windows), 2015
Silverised glass tube, aluminium, water, heat-shrink-cable
What kind of materials allow the objects the most to engage in a conversation? Water and light, as they create an invisible connection by filling the air/space deliberately. In the case of water this happens by evaporation and in the case of light that it creates a shift in time and space as it takes a certain time for our eyes to be able to see light. This installation is rooted in Pichlkostner's general interest: evolution in production of materials and objects,the potential in material of being productive all this placed in a domestic space. In the piece that includes the three tubes Pichlkostner used aluminium as a structure, that lend an applied character to the work. This piece triggers one's memory and creates associations - one could associate these sticks as radio antennas yet they are not. That is how the perception of the work is influenced by our memory. Here, Pichlkostner makes use of a silverized glass tubes that reflects on one of the oldest techniques in mirror production, which is pulverizing glass. The mix of materials (glass and aluminium) in this piece reflects on the progress of production and use of materials in general. In the work with the silicone sheet and projected blue light the light of the projector engages in a dialogue with the blue light coming from the wall piece. The viewer questions the origin of the light behind the glass as Pichlokstner questions the origin and history of material in general. On a higher level her works are best studied within a setting as her objects are always created for a particular space. For example, the tube fitted between the floor and the ceiling of the Bakery, that contains a reheated glass piece where the work is bent in order to fit the setting, the Bakery space. Furthermore, it is not only the setting that should be placed in the center, but also the dialogue between the materials, objects, the space and the viewer.