It is windy, cloudy, humid and above all, dull. A field on the left, a field on the right and in between a group moving forward on a line, consisting of five people on whose shoulders the load of a massive steel beam is distributed. Seen at close range, the weight seems to press them into the ground, while from a distance it seems as if they are merely floating on a line across the floor. Apart from the the steel beam, the five comrades seem to be united by a common mission.
The exhibition project Prinz der Austernpiraten (Prince of the Oyster Pirates) explores the interwoven relationships between the use of physical force, its exploitation, material and immaterial resources and the interdependence between individual and collective.
A short film, a room installation and a series of sculptures were created as part of the project.
acknowledgement: Anna Boldt, Benedikt Neugebauer