The vision behind this menacing scene
NARRATOR: 224 poodles. Faceless, identical poodles standing shoulder to shoulder in concentric circles. And at their center? A vulnerable baby.
KATHARINA FRITSCH: So it’s a very aggressive thing to the baby.
NARRATOR: The artist, Katharina Fritsch.
FRITSCH: It’s like a pack standing around this baby but they are not really attacking it, but they could attack it. So it’s a kind of frozen threat. In such a tiny moment, maybe these are the moments where the conscious is totally gone or where I have the over conscious, but to create this, that is the point.
I want to do three-dimensional pictures so that people can walk in the picture. By making it, at least with one color, I took all the detailed things away to create this kind of image which appears like a…like a vision. Erscheinung.
I always think that I’m not so much different than the people who look at it. So I see myself more as a medium, not so much as the creator, or more as a kind of medium which has its moments and I have to recreate them to show them to the others.
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