Heinrich Zille Public School, Berlin-Kreuzberg, DE 1995
The neighborhood which the Heinrich Zille Public School is imbedded in represents a synthesis of old buildings intertwined with postwar architecture. The entranceways and courtyards are scattered and offer little space for the integration of single large-scale art objects.
Instead, five independent works are installed at different locations outside the school, for the most part easy to discover. All of the works are based on everyday, recognizable motifs: a lady’s ring, a birdhouse, a mirror, nature, shadows.
The individual works are interconnected within a web of varying references and can be understood as the building blocks of a story which has as yet to be established. Through the manipulation of the perceptual constants such as size, location, perspective, and context, habits of seeing are called into question.