Schanze / Pferdemarkt, 20.8.2010
Wentorf, 22.8.2010
Wilhelmsburg, 27.9.2010
Schanze / Pferdemarkt, 20.8.2010
Wentorf, 22.8.2010
Wilhelmsburg, 27.9.2010

Wandzeichnungen mit Textstreifen
Größe variabel, 2010

Like societal mirrors, posters with announcements about cultural, political and other activities hung in public spaces reflect transient urban life. Tomorrow a certain quarter will be changed and new posters will be pasted over the old ones. In her project for “Floating Volumes”, Eva Riekehof explored an element of a form of urban communication together with its local references. While walking through the streets of three selected quarters of Hamburg, she collected information from personal, self made “posters“ – little slips of paper, adhesive labels, handwritten or self printed notes, fliers, inquiries, applications, statements, and proclamations – that private citizens had adhered to lampposts or traffic lights. She named these horizontal carriers of information “Stadtbäume“ (city trees).

With this collection, she created three wall drawings that actually translated each collection into its own city map. Each drawing created a resemblance of a certain district of Hamburg and became a type of diary, with its own personal spirit inspired directly from the streets. She created three over-sized drawings out of the complete text material. The collections are chronological and analog translations of a walk through the streets of each respective district.
Floating Volumes
Stadt und Identität in der
künstlerischen Forschung
in Hamburg und Istanbul

Galerie 5533, Istanbul, 2010
Frise, Künstlerhaus Hamburg 2010

textem.de (Publikation)
floatingvolumes.frise.de
 
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