Station: [51] John Bock - Schlupf, 2020

John Bock stages spatial installations and directs films and plays. A tense sound composition plays inside the pit. A monumental display case stands centrally within the space. On show is a startlingly small object. The shed skin, left behind by a dragonfly larva when it moulted for the last time, indicates that a transformation has taken place. It is a moment of new beginning, a transition to another stage of being. This is mirrored both in the title, Schlupf (Hatching), and in the motif of moulting.

John Bock

Schlupf, 2020

Installation with sound, display cabinet (glass, metal), dragonfly larva skin

Composition: Jeff McGrory and Chris Umney

Courtesy of Sprüth Magers

Supported by the Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln

© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2020, Foto: Simon Vogel, Köln