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Velvet Mountain 2001

Shift
Neues Museum Weimar, Germany 2001curated by Silke Feldhoff

steel, aluminium, electric motor, concrete, solid rubber, plexiglass, styrofoam and metalic silver paint.
height of each tower: 3.2 m, Plan dimension: 1x1m distance between the towers: approx. 9m

By juxtaposing two spaces, the museum and an alpine ski locale; the work explores the commonalities they now share as both spectacle and tourist attraction. The slow movements of the ski lift mechanisms create a familiar rattle of the slopes, that contrast with the atmosphere of the museum.