du vertige de la contingence
- Enamelled ceramic, stoneware, steel structure
- 160 x 160 x 180 cm
- Courtesy of the artist
For six weeks, Gloria Zein was in residence at Melle Agricultural High School and ESAT. At the end of her residency, the artist suggested creating a sculpture for the sheep. Gloria Zein thought up the 'dizziness of the contigence' as a manger for the animals. With a central belly opened by slits, she wanted to add fodder that the animals could eat so that they would be interested in the work. However, the sculpture, no sooner installed, became the privileged place of the sheep which made use of it. This sculpture, between circus scene and phantasmagorical character, at nightfall becomes a refuge for young sheep.
Gloria's residence and presentation of her work were made possible thanks to the support of the New Aquitaine Region.
Gloria Zein studied Architecture, Philosophy and Fine Art in Darmstadt, Vienna, Paris and London. She graduated in Architecture at Technical University Vienna and in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (MA, 2011). The same year, she was awarded the Cass Prize for Sculpture and in 2014 the Bursary Award from the Royal British Society of Sculptors. In 2015, she was nominated for the Berlin Art Prize.read more