Freundinnen im Wohnzimmer (friends in the living room), Tschumi Basel, 2003.
useme*s are orange-colored, plastic pillows filled with foam, which were developed and tested during the confortable phase (1999). They enjoyed their public introduction during less aesthetics more ethics / Migration, 7th Architecture Biennial, Swiss Pavillion and Giardini, Venice/I in 2000. useme*s serve as the “crumple zone between human body parts and the chosen environs” (RELAX). Georg Christoph Lichtenberg had already known that a large part of our ideas depend on bodily position. Which is why the useme*s are oriented towards need and taste, are practical and portable and, in addition, ease back and neck pain that otherwise diverts thought processes.
Object: 4 portable orange objects [polyester, foam filling], weight 400 g.
form A: 46 x 20 x 8.5 cm
form B: 43 x 33 x 4.5 cm with hole Ø 18.5 cm
form C: 43 x 33 x 4.5 cm, form D: 46 x 34 x 6 cm
(Excerpt from text by Susann Wintsch, in: we save what you give, monograph on RELAX, A project by edition fink through Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2006)