performative installation in the frame of Empty Spaces Project – What are we living for? Curated by Mara Stock from the Langen Foundation
Two potential inhabitants of an empty house open questions about the future treatment of corporeality during a process of global isolation. Our mobile, digital society has been forced into domestication in 2020 by the pandemic circumstances. The question of a space in which we can move with ease and which routines determine our everyday life became essential.
Households started to reflect their existence and functionality unconsciously, driven by shaken certanties and global chain reactions. How we can open restricted spaces? In every living room there is usually a small wall cupboard with inherited dishes. There you will find a service of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents.
Traditions are preserved like everyday routines. Crystal wine glasses stack into each other. But which side of the glasses is polished and which is dusty? The glass sculptures are placed in the old kitchen and in the salon. A solar eclipse is projected on the glass generations, so that in the course the light and the form break in the half glass. In this collaboration with dancer Kati Masami Menze, shadowy aspects of everyday routines deserve a stage.
all photos by Kai Werner Schmidt