2022, installation & performance
Glass, silicone, memorabilia, aloe vera
Dimensions variable, 60 min
Kunstmuseum Appenzell, CH
A hole in front of the art museum opens a time capsule from which finds are brought into an exhibition space. The excavation site, reminiscent of building holes in which things of archaeological significance appeared by chance, emphasises the function of a museum as an archive. The here and elsewhere, the presence and absence create the basic tone of the intervention. The path the artist took – the transport of the finds from the outside to the inside – marks the transition from the meaninglessness of the things to the interpretation that gives them historical or cultural significance. Only then the social willingness to “take care of it” arises.
Photos by Martina Morger, Lukas Zerbst