wooden clamp, bible, anatomical skull model, sand timer, natural sponge, anthracite coal, linen, pine, lead, steel
H100 × W 21 × D 37 cm
series of 3
A wooden clamp holding various objects under great pressure represents the oppression, doubt and fear that defines the powerful and intangible emotional state of Angst.
This piece was created for the typisch deutsch? (typical German?) solo exhibition at the MAKK in Cologne, where Sachs aims to reappraise cultural labels, to question stereotypes and open a discourse on German identity in the twenty-first century. Viewers are asked to contemplate German archetypes and clichés from a different perspective, questioning the very essence of what it means to be typisch deutsch.