with Nina Boerckel / Kramatorsk / 2017 / Installation and sound
During a stay in Kramatorsk, Ukraine in 2017 we came to realize that the city was in a process of change. Among other things this process was noticeable by walking on the new bituminized roads. The old pieces of asphalt were disappearing and the few pieces we collected like archaeological finds contain narrations about the past of Kramatorsk. The sound that is part of the installation was recorded at the monument that marks the city‘s entrance called „Stella“. The monument shows the huge metallic lettering “Kramatorsk”. The sound was generated by beats on every single letter. Every letter is a different resonance body, in this way the lettering becomes readable by sound.
Gießen / 2017 / Installation and interaction
The work Demos was part of a group exhibition in Giessen by the title “die Welt wo sie sind, und jene, wo sie nicht sind” (“the world where they are and those where they are not”). The show’s title was inspired by a quotation by Jacques Rancière, who describes in his political philosophy the relationship between political logic and police logic. While the property of police means managing and arranging within the given social framework, policy serves to negotiate the framework and the aliation to the society. In the most frequent cases, marginalized people have not chosen their social status and taking neither part in consensus nor discourse. The exhibition hall in Giessen can be entered by two entrances. One of them I blocked with so called “Hamburger Gitter” (barriers used by the police) to build a smaller space within the total area. This led to confusion about the accessibility of the group exhibition. Visitors who chose the supposedly wrong entrance felt excluded from the rest. The barriers were supplemented by hand-painted and printed banners and flags, with quotations from the direct surroundings of the exhibition hall. There are a variety of political graffiti, a form to articulate political demands beyond constituted possibilities.