Comte’s necklace for GEMS AND LADDERS is made from mammoth bones the artist discovered during a residency in Siberia. The material has been formed into semicircular, polished discs, which hang from the neck and which can be set into 16 different configurations. The artist’s signature tactic, that of exploring the variations that emerge from the slight, regular movement of a small number of variables, is played out to full effect. Ancient material meets timeless form in a ludic contemporary dance.
About Claudia Comte
Claudia Comte is best known for her site-specific installations, featuring wooden sculptural forms set against graphic, abstract wall paintings. Comte creates a unique, rule-based measurement system for each new body of work so that every piece relates to a particular scale. Despite such regimented schemes, Comte’s pieces are imbued with a sense of playfulness, humor and irreverence, puncturing the solemn atmosphere connected with minimalism.
Swiss, b. 1983, Grancy, Switzerland, based in Berlin, Germany