20 August 2016
Working with stone
What does it mean to work with a monumental material? How can one take an ephemeral, perishable object and turn it into something monumental? How can the traditional technique of stone sculpting simultaneously be contemporary? In this course, the participants will explore and discuss issues which Andreas Lolis also deals with in his own work, when he transforms common packaging litter into precious marble sculptures.
The Untersberg quarry, which for centuries has provided the co-called “Untersberg marble” (which in fact is a limestone), offers ideal conditions for different approaches to this material. Participants live and work for four weeks directly on site, thus gaining an idea of the dimensions and the complex operations involved in quarrying, both past and present.
Participants will learn about the possibilities and limitations of working with limestone. They will explore light, colour and texture of this specific material and experiment or refine skills in the treatment of the stone.
Anyone interested in working with stone. Previous experience in stone sculpting is welcome but isn’t a condition
EUR 1200: Regular fee
EUR 880: Reduced fee for students
Send application for grants by 8 April 2016 here: www.summeracademy.at/grants