Installation. Rotary Engine: Full revolution = 360 degrees = 5 minutes, hanger, 110 square meters of rust-red-carpet flooring

 

 

A carpeted floor has been removed from the floor and now hangs from the middle of the ceiling.
The colossus rotates slowly by means of an engine constantly changing its shape.

(not yet realized)

Installation. Rotary Engine: Full revolution = 360 degrees = 5 minutes, hanger, 110 square meters of rust-red-carpet flooring

 

At the exhibition venue a rust-red carpeted floor has been previously laid for the intervention.
The glued 9 meter x 12 meter carpeted area is then detached from the floor. Some hanging strips of wood stick to the carpet. On the floor there are still visible traces of the adhesive and here and there a few remnants of the fleece underlay.
The room-size piece of carpet is pulled up in the middle of the room at a point just below the approximately 4.70 meters high ceiling so that the edge of the carpet barely touches the floor.
A rotary motor is attached at the point where the carpet is gripped so that the carpet cone moves very slowly, almost imperceptibly.
The rust-red object screws up due to its weight and to inertia, but after a while, when the tension becomes too strong, the twisting dissolves with a violent jerk. The carpet grazes along the ground and the broken wooden slats cause scrubbing, scratching and cracking noises.


The simple floor covering acquires shape and volume, and seems alive. Because of its superior size and the torque of the movement this “carpet mountain” gains something incalculable and threatening. The installation stages a state of emergency and develops an image that alternates between absurd interior work and a sublime landscape formation.


The interior architecture of the showroom undergoes a decomposing process. The everyday material, the carpet from under our feet, changes into a process-sculpture overwhelming the viewer with its steadily varying form.