During my solo exhibition at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, the work ‘Timeline’ took place in a smaller room. It existed of two Abri’s (illuminated advertisement boards) that scrolled up and down, showing A0 format prints of snapshots from my archive. The photos depict ambiguous objects in many different contexts. I took them over the course of several years in Bologna, Alkmaar, Amsterdam and Mexico City. The depicted shapes showed similarities with one another as well as with some of the objects in ‘Baustelle‘ which was on show in the next room. They made a subtle sound when scrolling, which, when there is more of them in a room, becomes a rhythmic play. Metro chairs were installed in the room, allowing the public to take a seat and take a pause.
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Photo’s (installation views) by Katja Illner.
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The realisation of the work ‘Timeline’ was only possible thanks to the unhesitating support of the city of Düsseldorf and Rheinbahn AG, to the active support of Wall AG as well as Kunstverein Düsseldorf. Special thanks to Stephanie von Gelmini, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Maren Klemmer & her team, Jane Killinger and Sigrid Konopka, for the incredible trust and commitment. David Bernstein, Melchior Jaspers, Anne van Duuren, Arjan Hijbeek, Eva Mooiman, Karlien van Leeuwen, Boyd de Jong, Jasmin Moeller and Mia Sánchez, thank you so much for your inspiration, for helping me think and giving me feedback.