About Martin Walde
Martin Walde is a sculptor, inventor, and discoverer; he mainly makes dynamic installations. He provides these with – often scientific – texts and essays. He developed an innovative, inimitable, and successful practice as an artist.
Walde’s works expanded the concept of sculpture. His way of working with materials has strongly influenced and even changed ideas about space and material. From now on, a sculpture can also be seen as behaviour in space. His installations are not limited to the interior space of a gallery, but are mobile, multifunctional, free of context and interactive.
He managed to shed light on issues related to the production of art on several levels – intellectual, material and aesthetic. Coincidence and the viewer’s own will are given a prominent place in Martin Walde’s work. The artist then takes him or her along in his energetic work processes. He develops a parallel ‘world of things’, which activates our mental elasticity.
For example, what would happen if we woke up one morning and found a completely different way to tie our shoes instead of shoelaces? Walde takes the viewer into mental and manual operations that take time to be accepted. According to Walde, a work is never finished and requires an active attitude from the viewer.
In 2013, I-point (Mullstrauss) was shown during ART ZUID. The installation of carbon rods was constantly in flux. At the top hung objects that are normally quickly thrown away: from umbrellas to PET bottles, from gloves to scarves. I-point refers to information point; from afar you can see where the knowledge can be obtained.