The work Baustelle consisted of two identical groups of objects: one positioned in the main exhibition room, the other at a construction site nearby. In case the objects obstructed the construction work they could be freely moved by the construction workers within a space that corresponded exactly with the size of the indoor exhibition room.
Every Saturday the position of the objects indoors were adjusted to match the position of the objects outdoors. On the handout that came with the exhibition, the public could find a map, enabling them to find the construction site and see the objects in both contexts.
The exhibited groups were a combination of ready made objects, exhibited as I found or bought them, adjusted objects, and objects entirely made by me and the technical team of Kunstverein.
Photo’s by Katja Illner.
This work was part of my solo exhibition at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 15/02/14 – 16/03/14.
Documentation of Baustelle is released as Jahresgaben at Kunstverein. 5 sets of 2 photo’s, taken every week from the same perspective on both locations. Photographer: Nemo Nonnenmacher.
Giclèe prints, 27 x 18 cm each, on HM310 cotton based paper. Edition
1 + 1 AP with certificate, €490,- per set.
Set 4 and 5 are still available.
The realisation of the work ‘Baustelle’ was only possible thanks to the unhesitating support of the city of Düsseldorf, to the active support of Kunstverein Düsseldorf as well as the understanding and obliging cooperation of Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG and all the construction workers involved.
Special thanks to Stephanie von Gelmini, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Sigrid Konopka, Maren Klemmer & her team, Jane Killinger for the incredible trust and commitment. David Bernstein, Melchior Jaspers, Anne van Duuren, Arjan Hijbeek, Eva Mooiman, Karlien van Leeuwen, Boyd de Jong, Jasmin Moeller and Mia Sánchez, thank you so much for your inspiration, for helping me think and giving me feedback.