Manifesta 1, Rotterdam / NL, 9 June – 19 August 1996
Image: Detail "The Lamp"
Photos: Regina M Möller / Photo: flower bouquet: Studio Klaus Riemenschneider
This work was installed in the Villa Joop van Caldenbourgh (across from the Museum Boijmans van
Beuningen) one of Manifesta 1 exhibition venues . Möller corresponded to the assigned exhibition space, which included a kitchenette, by dismantling the kitchen as an all to common and
typical reference to the "woman sphere". All pieces of the kitchen were re-used and upcycled to a sculpture, which Möller placed on the balcony of the villa and light by the lamp. Its
lampshade showed images of a floating bouquet of dying flowers. A photo of the same memento mori image "decorated" the left tiles at the site of the former kitchenette.
International Foundation Manifesta (ed.), MANIFESTA 1, Rotterdam: Foundation European Art Manifestaion, 1996
Manifesta 1, Rotterdam / NL
Curators: Katalyn Neray, Rosa Martinez, Victor Misiano, Andrew Renton, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Thanks to: Joop van Caldenbourgh, Detlev Brinkschulte, Klaus Riemenschneider
Lamp was partially supported by the "Berliner Senat für kulturelle Angelegenheiten"
© Regina Möller, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn