Davidy Prytz: "... and Again (For Hadley & Maxwell)", 2015
Untitled (Furnace) (2015)
Davidy Prytz: "Dumb Alchemy", 2015

David Prytz


David Prytz (b.1979) is a Norwegian artist, who works with kinetic sculpture. He completed his studies at Kingston University and is based in Berlin.

... and Again (For Hadley & Maxwell)

2015 (currently exhibited in the museum)

As perhaps a partial replica or a natural extension of the artist duo, Hadley & Maxwell’s piece „The Sinking Crane Desk“, Prytz’s work is in a direct conversation with the movement of the branches and leaves of the aforementioned installation. Constructed out of copper, brass and found material, the graciously moving sculpture is continuously in the making. As part of a „contract” between the Museum and Prytz, the artist will develop the piece „for an unforeseeable future or for as long he would remain bodily capable to do so”.

Dumb Alchemy

2015 (currently exhibited in the museum)

„Dumb Alchemy“ consists of a series of small sculptural interventions throughout the walls of Kranich Museum and Kranich Hotel. They require visual awareness and attention to detail of the visitors in order to let them reveal themselves. The 14 sculptures are made out of copper, zinc, brass steel, and on-site found materials and got assembled through the process of alchemy performed by Prytz during

Land of Possible Things

2015 (currently exhibited in the museum)

„Land of Possible Things” notes the site of creation where the sculptures of the series of „Dumb Alchemy” have been produced. Alchemy is to be seen as not just the transformation of matter in the pursuit of gold, but also the forerunner of chemistry. The residue of the process itself is standing here as a memento of a laboratory constituting of heating and melting various materials, creating an unusual combination of structures and experimentation.

Untitled (Furnace)

2015 (currently exhibited in the museum)

As a further memento to the laboratory process, the mosaic on the South West wall of the mansion house has been created out of a mineral board the artist used to build the furnace. Placed above its place of function, „Land of Possible Things“ presents yet a new formation of the material applied.