Rock-formers are people who produce body stones such as gallstones, bladder stones or kidney stones in their organs. They consist of minerals that are formed in similar processes both inside and outside the body in caverns and caves. Probably the most extensive contemporary collection of such body stones in Austria is located at the University of Innsbruck. It has been built up secretly by the geologist Richard Tessadri († 2017) over the last 30 years in collaboration with the main Austrian hospitals. Instead of disposing the stones after analyzing them for their geologic composition – in order to help diagnosing the origin of the disease – he kept them like gems. With his agreement, parts of this collection were for the first time publicly shown in an installation arrangement at the Tischofer Cave – the oldest archeological site in Tyrol.
A connecting moment between organically and inorganically organized matter, an encounter between the inside and the outside.
financed by "Art in Public Space" of Tyrol