Monopati Munich

Two living situations were shown simultaneously in rented apartments in Berlin and Munich
2000
Berlin and München, Germany

Monopati - The Project

Two living situations were shown simultaneously in rented apartments in Berlin and Munich. Both had been installed into apartments in downtown, low-income rental areas. For the duration of the exhibitions, they were open to the public - the key could be obtained at nearby galleries.

Upon entering the flat, visitors were immersed into a domestic scene disrupted, as if converted into a workshop focused on a single minded activity... and then, seemingly, abandoned.

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Both apartments had one single item in common: an old graduation photograph from a girls school. There is no indication of which school, city  or year it was taken. But from the style of clothing it would appear to be from the 1950’s. We are left to wonder: though 600 kilometers apart, that at some point, many years ago, these two women had a shared biography and, apparently, a propensity for obsessive behaviour.

Monopati Munich

In Munich, the visitor turned the key to open a cluttered apartment that had been transformed into a plaster workshop; piles of casts and molds of children's hands and feet were stacked against the walls, and encroached on the living space. Candy and little toys were found on the floor, next to the child-size chair; a bowl for mixing plaster was there, towels and rags. Wax had been melted in pots on the kitchen stove. Some of the molds had been used to cast small hands and small feet.