how long is now
2020, site-specific performative Installation, an homage to Kunsthaus Tacheles
materials: different types of slime in plastic bags hanging and dripping from the ceiling, performative interventions
performative installation, mixed media (2020)
The work is a site- and time-specific performative installation and an explicit homage to Tacheles, which has been a symbol of Berlin's subculture since the 1990s. The title deliberately refers to the mural on the side of the building with the inscription "How long is now" (without question mark) which is now covered by the new buildings. The title also works as a very specific question, to which the performative installation offers unpredictable answers:
The work extends over an approximately 20-metre long narrow corridor. The plastic bags are cut open at irregular intervals through performative interventions; slime drips onto the floor at different times and speeds. The result is an ensemble of uncoordinated hourglasses. They measure the length of "now", the passing of time.