Rampart

Photos from different segments of the border fence – a deterrent from the outside, offering protection from the inside – are woven to large panels with a three-dimensional appearance. Consisting of soft terry cloth – fluffy like a freshly laundered towel – the panels are installed hanging freely from the ceiling so that visitors are repeatedly forced to bump into them. Thus, the optical sensation is augmented by a haptical one. The two-sided function of the fence – as a rampart as well as a (deadly) boundary - is, hence, sensible in the truest sense of the word. The terry cloth is not chosen by accident: It evokes associations to phrases like „to wash one’s hands of responsibility”.