exhibition: Neue Galerie, Dachau
Paper, car varnish, beer tables and benches
(2 m x 0,5 m x 1 m)
The site specific installation tries to densify space in a german beer-tent manor. The beer tables an benches guarantee a maximum of seating space within any given room. Looking at just the strict order of the tables in the gallery one can find visual parallels to the ground floor plan of the Dachau Concentration Camp. The exhibition space seems cold and empty. It is not clear what the seating is for. The colorful covers are made from paper which had been varnished in different car colors. The smell of varnish still evaporates. These car colors , metallic effects and shiny gloss, are playing a big role in the life of young Dachau people. The car is the symbol for status in countryside Germany. The installation SET reflects the Dachau of the past and the Dachau today and creates an empty social space which seems to create a void and a sense of loss for its visitors. How do we fill our area with life again ? What are we aware off? Everybody was entering a SET of questions during this group show.