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SCHURF | installation
February 15 - March 3
No idyllic view over peaks and meadows - the familiar surroundings are overformed by dunes of down jackets. No safe tread is possible. 45 m³ of clothing heaps thrown up to form a landscape of anthropozaen.Rummage tables have made themselves o. Every resident in Germany gets rid of 16 items of clothing per year.(>reference))
On the central roundabout of Berlin’s Ernst-Reuter-Platz, a glass building resides over the surrounding traffic: The BHROX bauhaus reuse is a new public think tank and city laboratory for transdisciplinary education, research, and participation. The space between the inside and outside of the Bauhausbox’s gallery walkaround – ‘the gap’ – has been thoroughly stuffed with excessive piles of textiles, closely squeezed together, built up into new layers. Tectonics of abundance.
Will those discarded clothes become a metaphor for our society? A society, that sets off to shed its skin, that searches for new economic and value systems?
On 21.2.2021 Performence artists explored the premise, they crawled over piles of fabrics, searching for identity.
you can find the documentation of the performance gibt es hier.
The installation is viewable until March 3 around the clock.
SCHURF is made possible by a loan of 45m³ of clothing donations by HUMANA Kleidersammlung GmbH.