PASSAGEN
PASSAGES
ongoing since 2011

Sheets of A4 paper folded in half were carried around in a bag each for several months, squeezed between printed matter, pencils and the bag material. The papers incidentally absorbed pigments, dust and dirt which sedimented on their surface, they were rubbed by permanent movements and covered with crinkles. Each sheet of paper hereby documented the travelling and collected the deposits of a certain time frame.

Taken out of the bag, the sheets of paper are unfolded, showing a graphical net of folds. Due to the middle fold now visible, with its increased concentration of pigment, the papers as images become minimal landscapes. They are applied planely to hand fabricated plates of hard plaster and thereby given a more solid appearance.

Graphite and pigments on paper, rice starch, hard plaster
Each 29.5 x 21 x 1 cm
Group of four (2011), group of seven (2011), group of four (2011), group of seven (2013), group of four (2014)

Exhibition view: Galerie Bob Gysin, Zürich, 2011