Limited series of silkscreen printed posters showing a guide to clearing out a stranger’s room and refers to the installation “Clearing out a stranger’s room (1 – 3)”.
20 Image- and Sound recordings of different wash cycles (60°, 40°, wool etc.) shown on one screen at the same time.
“What is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms – in short, a sum of human relations which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that this is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.”
(Friedrich Nietzsche: About truth and lies in a nonmoral sense)
A six hours excursion into the forest. Sweeping as a form of meditative moment.
Clearing out objects is mental hygiene. I not only restructure my environment but also myself. The serial work “Clearing out a stranger’s room (1 – 3)” uses this method and relocates it into a stranger’s privacy which I clear out. The purpose of experiencing an inner cleaning and structuring process is no longer connected to the mere objects but focusses on the activity itself. During the clearing out process, the owners were not allowed to be present. The objects were sorted out on the basis of criteria’s such as volume, purpose, aesthetics, interest and place and were afterwards being withheld for several months.