Anka Helfertová

Doorkeeper, 2019, installation, fired clay, bass cabinet with amplifier, silicone, carbon, photograph

A feline-like figure rests on a heap of inorganic material. She marks a specific site and has a specific function. Strong presence. There must be a door somewhere. Doorkeeper draws upon an extensive research on the traditions of animal guardian figures, such as the Egyptian and Greek sphinxes, the guardian lions of the European middle ages or China, as well as the Japanese koma-inu. Its ambiguous materiality, void of colour and sound disturbs the comforts of anthropocentrism from within. / / @ankahelfert