Putting Things In Order
IVolkommen Gewöhnlich (Absolutely ordinary)
Kunstverein Freiburg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany. 1999
ISART Gallery, München, Germany.
A room in a public gallery of arts. Two chairs and two stools. A table with four drawers. Three of the four drawers contained about twenty rubber stamps each, collections of words describing emotional states, coordinates of place and time, terms for family relationships. Photographs were placed in the fourth drawer, pictures of abandoned rooms and traces of human contact, titled on the back as if they were once part of an archive. Stamp pads, stacks of paper and pencils were offered on the table.
The visitors were invited to work at the table. They could take their works away with them, leave them behind or exchange them with the remaining works of previous visitors.