2010 Intervention at a former brewery Landsbergerallee 54, 10249 Berlin Styrofoam, smoothening compound 0,8 x 1,2 x 1 m (WxLxH) At the invitation of Paulus Fugers,
Photos: Paulus Fugers, Paul Polaris
Paul Polaris frequently presents precarious structures in exhibition rooms to
intentionally bring brand new structures to ruin, sometimes she works in the
opposite direction, by focussing on the concrete statistics of the room in
which she works - even if only symbolically. In one Berlin art space, Polaris
created the base of a classical column out of Styrofoam, [which as an addition
to the room was at once visible (wrong style) and invisible (optically blended
in)]. Physically this column bore no weight, but metaphysically it could be
understood to carry the burden of architectural history."
Text by Daniel Morgenthaler.
English translation by Elly Clark.