As a child, I asked the adults why there was a table hanging on a crane, even though the construction site was already closed. The table turned out to be a table saw and they told me that the reason for this was to protect it from theft. Something is pulled up on a crane to be protected? Strange.
The installations of the series proprietas consist of chains which previously were used to protect property. These chains protected it from redistribution or served to delineate spatial ownership. The series allows me to experiment with the relationship between property and security.
acknowledgement: Malte Möller, Max Brück, Anna Boldt, Nora Langen, Manuel Schneidewind, Christian Bär // photo at Goeben: Stefan Haehnel