For the record
In case you won’t be able to visit my current exhibition in Herford (Germany), I made you a documentary video:
The shop window gallery Kiosk24 is a lovely, five-angled room with three windows and two walls. It reminds me of the basic shape of a Diorama, and I wanted to produce an artwork that supports the stage-like character of the room.
Since the exhibition’s opening has been close to Christmas, I decided to create an installation which has something to do with that time of the year, too.
The single elements within the installation
There’s an animated loop projected to one of the walls in which a character collects a lot of stuff. At first, it looks like he is decorating a room or so, but after some time he becomes more and more obsessive until everything breaks down, and then the cycle starts again.
To bring the world of the animated character into our world, I made life-sized ink on paper drawings of the things the puppet uses in the film, and stuck them onto the glass of the windows.
I also build some prop-like paper objects that are life-sized as well. On the one hand they fill the room, so it doesn’t seem too empty, and on the other hand they made of paper and they won’t work in our real life.
The exhibition is still running!
You can visit the exhibition until 22 January, 2012 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
und selbst wenn…
21 | 12 | 2011 – 22 | 01 | 2012
Radewiger Straße 24
32052 Herford, Germany
Just wondering: Do you want to read some kind of making-of the exhibition, a look behind the scenes how an artist (as in I) works? Just post your questions to the comments. – I’ll answer them!
Anyway, have a great week!