Photograph (33cm x 51cm)
lithographic print on paper (120cm x 83 cm)
Originally made for a group exhibition at Neue Alte Brücke in 2007.
Foolishly, a tap will be left running,
flooding the gallery on the final day
of a show at Neue Alte Brücke
in October 2007.
Eventually, saturated, a corner
will break off and flow
through the sewers and rivers
and out to sea,
to be discovered months later
on a shore.
Remaining where it is found
this corner will become
the ideal place,
and later the only place,
to view the exhibitions in
(the rest of) Neue Alte Brücke.
Corner (2007) is a form of kit, a prop, a way of perceiving art (somewhere else), or a space for art (somewhere else) as well as including in our attention the art object present in front of the viewer mediating this precarious state of elsewhere. It acts as a reminder of constant transformation, instability and the unknown. In this way, as an art object that ‘does something’ – to be utilised in order to facilitate visual perception – it has a similar role to Chodzko’s Secretors, Mask Filters, M-path, Props. For memorising the gravity of mime objects, Ghost or Deep Above, and Thru hole I blind/O/Thru hole oui see etc.
As with Better Scenery (2000 – ), Ants Choose Position for Sequins – 2 Seconds Interval (2003), White Magic (2005), Pattern for a Procession with Two Masks (2007), Garden (2007), Next meeting: Beside the TV transmitter on the highest part of Szechenyi Hill… (2010), Because… (2013) and O, you happy roots, branch and mediatrix (2020) etc, Corner operates in the vibrating space between two apparently disconnected sites apparently communicating with each other.