First Contact is a spatial installation that explores the connection between object collages and their architectural surroundings. The objects within the installation, mostly vessel-like collages of clay, porcelain, glass and discarded objects, provide a sculptural interpretation of a historially familiar repertoire of forms.The examination of materiality and its aesthetics features largely in the work First Contact. There are allusions to stylistic epochs, which attract and repel each other, allowing an emotional study of form and colour to emerge in the present setting, with the vessel becoming a symbolic carrier of thoughts and ideas.
The pieces of the installation emerged from the atmosphere and vivacity of the space in which they were created, an abandoned factory room in the west of Leipzig. They carry like DNA the aesthetic and formal characteristics of the place from which they originated, transporting this genetic information into the exhibition space. For her solo exhibition in the Zuendkerzenhalle at the Museum of Fine Arts, Sarah Pschorn expanded the installation by adding two more works: Pushing each other further und RAW.