B. Wurtz, untitled (4 views) (1988)
Dani Gal, ‘Model for a film set of the Mauthausen concentration camp from the memory of Mr. Kuck’ (2013)
Scene about modernist California homes from ‘Los Angeles plays itself’ (2003) by Thom Andersen
‘Los Angeles plays itself’ is a video essay, finished in 2003, exploring the way Los Angeles has been presented in movies.
‘2,5³’ (2013) by Chmara.Rosinke
A minimal living cube, for which the 60s and 70s were an inspiration. In this era, many architects and designers concerned themselves with the idea of modular and mobile living structures and wanted to revolutionarize social canons. A negation of consumerism and the idea of contemporary nomadism has lead that time to various visionary concepts like modular micro-houses of Ken Isaacs, Joe Colombos multifunctional „total furnishing unit” or the „living cube“ concept of Papanek and Hennessey.
The panel below is what one would see when today’s diptych is closed. The grinning gent holds a scroll that warns, “Leave this panel closed, otherwise you’ll be angry with me.”
Upon opening the diptych, the viewer is greeted with an ass shot of the cheeky man from the closed panel and opposite it, a fool who makes a hilarious gesture, mocking the viewer’s disobedience.
A scroll on the full-moon panel declares, “It’s not my fault because I warned you in advance!” On the right panel, another scroll proclaims, “Moreover, we wanted to warn you so you wouldn’t jump out the window!”
The thistle protruding from the flasher’s undies is a symbol of pain, defense, and misanthropy.
By an unknown Flemish painter.