2019, Berlin, 525 x 250 x 353 cm, woven nylon, blower motor, electrical compounds
For the work RUNDGANG which was presented at the annual end-of-year show of the same name, the interior of the room “Prüfungsamt” was precisely measured and rebuilt out of 96 square meters of ripstop nylon fabric. This empty nylon vessel was then inflated by an electric fan using the air from the very same room it represents, all the time being suspended from the office window. The ubiquitous Rundgang is a staple of the Germanic art school calendar — a yearly disruption and transformation of the making and administrative space into public exhibition. As a result of this piece, what was once a working environment loses its original function and all for the creation of another white cube. Both the colour of this sculpture and choice to occupy a room normally associated with examination hint towards a visual parodying of those sites in which art is often objectified. In the in-between space that is the artist/academic setting, RUNDGANG, inflating and deflating, encourages us to look differently at the architecture of the school setting and in doing so reassess the changeable and fragile function of the art academy.