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Philipp Messner: Not yet titled

Philipp Messner, Italy/Germany
Not yet titled, 2020

Water is the main component of our body; we feel most strongly the need for liquid in the mouth on the tongue. It is the interface between the outside and the inside and consequently also has a double function as "receiver" and "sender" of liquid.
At present, water cannot be separated from climate issues and despite the consequences of global warming, the issue remains abstract for most of us. The idea of thirst is familiar to everyone and touches people directly in their survival instinct. Thirst has no external effect, this need takes place inside the person and influences him physically and psychologically.
In his work, Philipp Messner stages the tongues as independent beings and thus turns them into objects of reflection: a space that is normally turned inwards is turned outwards and displayed in a public place.