ANY ME
2015
paper, spray paint, rope
approx. 400cm x 300cm x 50cm

Structures, which can be extended and take on states between the smallest possible compactness and largest possible extension, are called deployable structures. The principle of deployment can be found throughout nature for example in leaves, which burst and unfold miraculously out of tiny buds. Connected to this essential vital process are questions concerning the ratio between visibility and value, between investment and return, between performance and fatigue in postmodern, capitalist societies.

One of the most common commercial products that playfully feature deployable structures are paper garlands. In the work ANY ME a paper garland is significantly enlarged and stretched out in one of the uncountable possibilities of extension on the wall. With spray paint and in a rhythmic process the extension is traced, before the structure itself is released again onto the floor.