Photos: Lina Katz
Shuttering boards, concrete, smoke pipe
400 x 340 x 90 cm
Prefabricated elements characterise the image of many European cities in the ongoing building boom. Ruins are being renovated, areas are being privatised, public access is being restricted and collective meeting places are disappearing. The work "Bauboom" is a homage to sitting around and appropriating.
The shuttering boards needed to make the prefabricated part are burned under the staircase. The staircase is treated as a symbol of order and cleanliness, as a non-place that merely has to be traversed. In its warming, exposure and alienation of the senses, the building becomes a seating area and a place to stay.