♁14° 41′ 40″ S, 75° 6′ 50″ W (after Maria Reiche)
Raffia, wood , gravel stones
160 x 60 x 3 cm
Installation in former gatekeeper's lodge, former branch of the former Academy of Sciences of the GDR
STRouX Projektraum, Berlin
Tina Born's site-specific installation, which spans all three gatekeeper's lodges of the former branch of the former Academy of Sciences of the GDR, is a tribute to three female exeptional thinkers and pioneers: Simone Weil, Maya Deren and Maria Reiche who never became members of any sience academy. Until today the vast majority of science academy members are men. As in her previous works, Tina Born takes biographies as an occasion to develop her own site specific, kaleidoscopic system of associations and references. (Excerpt press release)
Supported by the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn
The Peruvian Nazca Desert is home to a large number of huge scars (geoglyphs), which were probably created between 200 BC and 600 AD by members of the Paracas and Nazca cultures. They show graphic structures, many animal representations and an enigmatic pair of hands with nine fingers. Maria Reiche (1903 - 1998), originally a mathematician, dedicated herself for 40 years to the systematic research, uncovering and preservation of the so-called Nazca lines.