Erwin Wurm, sculptor from Austria. Photo © Michael Wurm
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
My working field is in general sculpture. I ask myself questions about the notion of sculpture. Can a drawing, a photography, a performance, a text have the characteristics of a sculpture – meaning can they be sculptures? Since a longer time, I also try to ask questions about the sculptural qualities of issues – of our time and society.
At first, I tried to research the border between performance and sculpture and for example when an action becomes a sculpture and vice versa.
2.What does your work aim to say?
My work is a comment on our society. I use the angle of the absurd and paradox to address concerns in our world.