Rampart

Year
2015
City
Haslach
Measures
5 Parts, 390 x 109 cm each
Media
Terry cloth, cotton
Presented at

No one has any intention of building a wall | Augsburg | Apr - Jun 2016

Demonstrating Minds | Helsinki | Oct 2015 - Mar 2016

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”.