living-boxes

plywood, white varnished
height from 40 to 60 cm
partly movable
exhibition view Jürgen-Ponto-Stiftung
Dresdner Bank Frankfurt

Contrary to the conventional architectural model, Annette Streyl’s sculptures do not have any abstract fabricated or induced illness in which the quality of the design only gets identifiable during its realisation. The work exists within itself. Formal criteria such as symmetry, order and additive sequence merely refer to a feigned functionality.Instead, the material and processing illustrate a piece of the social reality, which is related to this kind of architecture. The tilted wooden houses emerge as a utopian counterdraft. Instead of being massive and static, they appear light and mouldable thanks to flexible accommodation units.

Britta Peters

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