WAND I
WALL I
2014

24 upright panel elements are mounted on a framework and joined together to a wall. Each element consists of a 2 cm styrofoam board, coated on one side by a thin cast layer of plaster. These panels are attached to the framework construction of thin perforated aluminium corner profiles by screws.
The structure resulting from placing identical modules one next to the other reminds of elements for lightweight construction as they are commercially available. The panels though, each piece fabricated by hand, show variations and an unusual combination of material qualities. Different degrees of luster and brightness in the reflective even plaster surface indicate the traces from cleaning the mold.

The wall is as much an architectural structure as it is an image: a display that shows its fabrication process and establishes a dialogue of presenting surfaces with the surrounding space.
Installed inside the former showroom of a car company, the wall turns into a mobile „mirror“ that reflects the regime of presenting produced in the space. The temporary structure with its display facade, supported by a visible hollow space behind, integrates into a given arrangement of shop windows, a double ceiling partially torn open, dry construction pillars, a sliding door and some solid walls of the building.

Modelling plaster, styrofoam, fabric, aluminium, screws
300 x 400 x 80 cm

Exhibition view: ION, Zürich, 2014