Windows, 1999

installation, dimensions variable

production: Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, The Netherlands

WINDOWS is the space installation, made for the villa Weiner in Ochtrup, Germany (villa in secessionist stile from the beginning of the 19th century). As the part of the exhibition „You are here”, each of four artists who participated, had to create something related to the villa’s architecture. In this installation the existing windows are literally „copied” on the opposite wall, reflecting exactly its dimensions and proportions. These wooden windows are burned in order to get a matt surface that absorbs light. The existing windows are included in the installation. In that way, a spectator is „in the middle” of the work, between two elements which he cannot capture with his eyes at the same time.