The work was exhibited on two sites - as part of the show LKW-Lebenskunstwerke
in the Kunsthaus Bregenz (img. top left) and at a public site,
as part of the Kunst in der Stadt event which ran concurrently
throughout the city.
The AVL-Canteen, by Atelier van Lieshout, also in
the exhibition, provided a public show- and workbase for the Kunstdienst
throughout the project (bottom images left). The pictograms
were displayed outside the container on chunky wooden sign-posts,
and Kunstdienst workers were present for conversations with
The installation in the museum documented the project with objects
and photographs. The conversation-transcripts were stored in a file
and regularly updated by the Kunstdienst workers. They used
a fax machine in the installation to send me new transcripts on
a weekly basis. Inspired by a conversation, I replied with a weekly
fax-drawing. This was then enlarged to A2 and pinned up as "Das
Bild der Woche" (The picture of the week) in the container.
Copies of all drawings were filed alongside the conversation-transcripts
in the museum.
I was interested in creating simple connections between the museum
and the public space, and displaying the same material in different
contexts, therefore allowing different meanings and interpretations
to come into play to overlapping audiences.
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