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December 1995 to 11 January 1996
Cabinet Exhibition in the window
As part of the series of new artistic positions Mischa Kuball installs his slide projection “World-Rorschach-Rorschach-World” in the window room of the Cologne Diözesanmuseum. Pictures take hold of the room by appearing on the borders of things: on the walls, on the window, on the “The Triune God” (a human figure with three faces representing Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and God) and on the visitor moving in the room. The graphic abstraction of two world maps arranged in mirror symmetry becomes the symmetrical blob picture provoking an interpretation: It becomes a world map, a lung, a world map, a part of a brain, a world map, a … “What is a picture?” is the question one could ask with regard to the permanently changing projections and their overlapping and rotating reflections: the outcome of an abstraction of the concrete world? An impulse for the exposition or creation of unknown ideas? Fleeting and tied to a particular time? Mischa Kuball’s installation deliberately stands Janus-faced at the end of the old and at the beginning of the new year, when the attention is directed judgmentally towards the past and expectantly towards the future. For a short period of four weeks the installation may be seen day and night, making the room it is placed in a spatial light-picture for any passer-by in the darkness. Later, only the memory of projections and distortions in a room of the museum will remain, together with the strange three-faced sculpture from the 17th century, said to be a representation of the trinity. What remains are our ideas of the pictures. (May be seen daily from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. A documentation of the project will be published following the exhibition. 32 pages, with illustrations).
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