Daylight View

Glow in the Dark

DRESSCODE

  • Customer: Bauhaus Dessau
  • Size: A1 (59,4 x 84,1 cm)
  • Printing Technique: serigraphy. Printed with phosphorescent color: Glows in the dark
  • Year: 2016
  • About: DRESSCODE is a site-specific installation at the BAUHAUS Dessau along the Gropiusallee. Under the banner of a "Signalskulptur" (signal sculpture) it connects the historic BAUHAUS building and the famous Meisterhäuser (Master's houses).
  • DRESSCODE represents a contemporary reflection on a current historic exhibition about projects at the BAUHAUS from the 20s that mostly never got realized called Big Plans. Applied modernism in Saxony-Anhalt 1919-1933.
  • As a so-called Détournement, a misappropriation, in the sense of the 60s Situationist movement it turns a daily object into an art object by ignoring its original purpose. A tree protection model used to protect trees nearby construction sites is the inspiration for this sculpture. By changing only three parameters: surface (smooth instead of rough), color (yellow instead of colorless), amount (X amount instead of the amount needed) its meaning begin to shift. Instead of a "useful purpose" it turns into a visual experience playing with the viewer's expectations and trained knowledge: art or construction site, clothes or costume, fake or real?

Tree protection at construction site

Close up

Model, Stage 1

Model, Stage 1

Model, Stage 2

Production process, Day 2

Production process, Day 4

Production process, Day 5

Production process, Day 6

Setting up

Looking down Gropiusallee

Looking up Gropiusallee

Opposite side of the street

Bauhaus Backyard

DRESSCODE

  • Customer: Bauhaus Dessau
  • Size: A1 (59,4 x 84,1 cm)
  • Printing Technique: serigraphy. Printed with phosphorescent color: Glows in the dark
  • Year: 2016
  • About: DRESSCODE is a site-specific installation at the BAUHAUS Dessau along the Gropiusallee. Under the banner of a "Signalskulptur" (signal sculpture) it connects the historic BAUHAUS building and the famous Meisterhäuser (Master's houses).
  • DRESSCODE represents a contemporary reflection on a current historic exhibition about projects at the BAUHAUS from the 20s that mostly never got realized called Big Plans. Applied modernism in Saxony-Anhalt 1919-1933.
  • As a so-called Détournement, a misappropriation, in the sense of the 60s Situationist movement it turns a daily object into an art object by ignoring its original purpose. A tree protection model used to protect trees nearby construction sites is the inspiration for this sculpture. By changing only three parameters: surface (smooth instead of rough), color (yellow instead of colorless), amount (X amount instead of the amount needed) its meaning begin to shift. Instead of a "useful purpose" it turns into a visual experience playing with the viewer's expectations and trained knowledge: art or construction site, clothes or costume, fake or real?