'Transgressions (drill)', 2015, drill, cut in the wall 166 cm above the ground, 24 × 0,8 × 0,5 cm
'Für die Schwerelosigkeit (Johannes)', 2013, lacquer on iron (chain mail), copper wire, 60 x 56 x 4 cm
My selection of objects rests on a suspicion rather than knowledge: the suspicion that these things, when removed from their context, say something about “existence”.
Transforming and defamiliarizing the object whilst retaining its appearance.
The transformation is supposed to occur inside the object and not on its surface.
Where is the inside ? Does one encounter it in the matter, while it is worked, moved, pushed against its grain – while something is done to it?
The order of things. A possible sequence: word, thing, materiality... appearance.
Or: sink, seal, ball intimacy cut.
Where does the countenance appear?
Laughing he said, “You pulled this big fish out of the water, now it’s laying here and you have to watch how you manage it.”
A serious game: try to escape. But I won’t tell you whether you are free or in prison.
“I’m free and I feel sick.”