60cm x 60cm x 40cm
The shiny white marble stone with a butt print contrasts the small lawn next to the terrace. The Sacred Rock of Tropez shows the jeans imprint of a fantasy figure with a devil's tail. Petrosomatoglyphs, supposed imprints of prophets, gods and mythical creatures, are considered sacred proof of their existence. They are mentioned in different phases of human history and were worshipped by various religious persuasions. Maria Loboda transfers the idea to the present and the everyday life of the swimming pool: could the jeans imprint on the white marble suggest the existence of a supernatural being that watches over the everyday life of the swimming pool? Loboda invites the visitors to take a seat on the stone themselves - and to slip into the role of the mysterious being for a moment.
About the artist
Maria Loboda (*1979) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Krakow, Poland. She creates installations and sculptures investigating cultural codes and the grammar of materials and objects. Her work deals with historical narratives attributed to specific objects. The artist contrasts these with modern references and interpretations. Loboda's work can be described as contemporary archaeology. Her works were most recently on view at Senckenberg Naturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main, Atelier Amden and Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin.