IM SPIEGEL DES SEIENDEN
Modell for a Room-Installation. 2010
A white space with white objects with black borders as if drawn, labelled like a 3-dimensional ontological encyclopedia, which only be entered through a mirror - the between the world of senses and the world of reason.
Normally we perceive the surfaces of entities, with all their colours, forms, structures, reflections, shadows and signs of usage, which tells us what kind of object we see. But what is beneath / inside / in between? What if we extract all the layers and only look at the nature / the essence / the meaning of a thing?
According to Plato's Theory Of Forms there is an empire of IDEAS - archetypes of reality, that the shapes of the visible world are given by and what can only be recognized by reason.
Therefore the IDEA is what actually exists, eternally unchanging, present in a singular object but still separated from it and impossible to be perceived by our five senses.
Such IDEAS are the root of this piece.