Installation “Store” (germ. net curtain) at the “Jahresausstellung 1999 im Kunstpark Ost”, Bayerischen Börse, Munich, in the year 2000. Modeled after an object of daily use “Store” redefines its purpose as a vast sculpture spanning 10 square meters.
Its dimensions are 2 x 5 meters and it is composed of 180 single elements. Those are laminated with photographs (18 x 27 cm) showing a curtain from a low vantage point. For each side of the curtain a different image is used and combined with its mirror image repeated all along. The elements of the curtain are held together by clip-on rings and therefore form a moving structure. The exhibit is presented mounted vertically to the ceiling and can be looked at from both sides.
Although moved and gazed through regularly, a net curtain is hardly ever observed in its true nature: as a membrane separating inside and out—jet permeable to sight. Now the installation “Store” opens a new dimension to the beholder: the “Store” can now be walked around, the photographs offer an unexpected perspective of a day-to-day object. The repetitive use of photographs even takes this further: like patterned draperies the “Store” becomes a textile and fabric-like assembly without losing the relation to its archetype.