In Circles, 2012
wood, copper, brass, glass, aluminium, granite, steel, mirror, bronze, MDF, neon tube, found objects, 70 parts
303 x 1,360 x 1,360 cm
"In Circles" might represent the neck of a "closed country" in which everything is arranged in circular paths leading into equally distant spaces around the center. Bicycles, doors, windows, iron gates and metal plates or a 2-Euro coin are not only limited to the circular orbits, but have exactly adopted the curvature, arising from the removal of the respective centralized path. Many of Kwade's objects and installations seem to embrace scientific theories or musings: phenomena and laws of the micro- or macro-world can be exemplified by comparison with our everyday environment.
Like the majority of her sculptures and installations, Kwade's "In Circles" is compiled of found objects. The found objects only connect to every-day life when being in the same physical space as the viewer. Otherwise, the elements in the pieces appear as part of a new, mysterious parallel universe.