Dwelling as the interface between the individual and society
This publication opens with a quote from Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha: “There is no such thing as private space, there are only different degrees of public space.” With the exhibition and catalog, the work group sought to create a forum for artists to explore their own ideas and questions regarding various aspects of domestic life, including analysis and interpretation of the impact of media and technology on individuals and the places they live, the ways in which everyday culture shapes our ideas of domesticity, and collective fears associated with home, the loss of home, and the potential for surveillance. Essays by authors including Diedrich Diederichsen and Ingeborg Beer return to these themes, discussing security, homelessness, and alternative models of domestic cohabitation. The participating artists, including Michael Rakowitz, Sofia Hultén, Janine Sack, Cornelia Schleime, and Inken Reinert, are presented over fifty pages with introductory texts and illustrations.
Work group: Ania Corcilius, Birgit Kammerlohr, Iain Pate, Inken Reinert, Janine Sack
With contributions by: Ingeborg Beer/Hartmut Häußermann, Michael Zinganel/Fritz Sack, Beate Söntgen, Diedrich Diederichsen, und Statements von Tony Fry, Marijetica Portric und Michael Rakowitz