project for X-Moradías São Paulo, Brazil, 2009
table and wooden modell of a glider; Edifício Copan, photography;
plan of Brasília and blueprint by Lúcio Costa;
"We are no moles, we are bats", audio, Kunstpalais Erlangen, 2010
On the rooftop of the famous building Edifício Copan by Oscar Niemeyer we staged a situation on the genesis of Brazil's capital Brasília and on the chances and failures of communication.
During the course of the exhibition a protagonist was assembling the model of a wooden glider according to the design of Lúcio Costa for Brasília.
A potted tropical plant stood by the door. Costa's blueprints for Brasília were attached to the walls. A radio was playing softly and in a cage a couple of zebra finches was chirping. The assistent asked the visitors in and invited them to take on given roles in a conversation with phrases lent from Benjamin, Watzlawick, Luhmann and Habermas.
photo: Erich Malter