Delivering to the Moment: Manon Awst and Benjamin Walther
by Ana Finel Honigman
Manon Awst and Benjamin Walther create collaborative sculptures, performances, and paintings that combine ephemeral materials such as ice, grapes, and gelatin with plaster, metal, gold, and other materials. The husband-and-wife team take inspiration from their individual backgrounds in theater and architecture. Dresden-
born Walther worked as a theater director after studying art and philosophy at Berlin’s Humbolt-Universität. Awst was born in the Isle of Anglesey in Wales and studied architecture at Cambridge University.
Temptation, 2008. Plaster and gold leaf, 20 x 10 x 8 cm.