Katrin Spranger creates sculpture that deals with science fiction, environment and consumer culture.
Focusing on natural resources that might become depleted in the future, Katrin researches materials to modify their properties in order to suit a variety of different applications. For example, she explored how to solidify and 3D-print honey to execute an edible jewellery sculpture. For science fiction jewellery performances, she used liquid crude oil to alloy it with solid oil products to develop a jewellery material that melts at body temperatures. Creating performative experiences for the viewer and wearer, Katrin questions notions of what is beautiful and precious to our society today.
Having developed time-based and interactive pieces, Katrin has also extensively worked in all jewellery and metal techniques. The last two years she has especially focused on electroforming to experiment with a wide range of different materials to push this technique to achieve unique growth formations.
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