Sabine Hornig

Rauhputz Forest 2000
Wood, stucco, glass & duraclear
335 x 95 x 250
131.9 37.4 98.4

Sabine Hornig

For Sabine Hornig, the boundaries between private and public space are fluid. These ambiguously differentiated places in society are symbolised by building entrances. The two model-like sculptures shown here are based on different doorways. Plattenbau (Bosna), 2000, is an exact copy of an entrance to a government-planned high-rise apartment block that had been built using prefabricated panels. Reduced in scale by a third, the entryway becomes a tangible object that corresponds in size to the visitor's body. Rauhputz Forest, 2000, on the other hand, is a shrill yellow facade with a door spackled shut and an open window area with a "view"--in reality a photograph of a forest landscape. Here the reconstructed space is a display, a link between architecture and artificially processed nature-emphasized by the use of a pixelised version of the photograph.

Source: Artforum