I beg your pardon, 1999
Installation in: I never promised you a rosegarden. Kunsthalle Bern. Curated by Bernhard Fibicher.
Several stages are involved in the RELAX-work designed for the exhibition "I never promised you a rosegarden." A curtain of skirts, reaching down to waist height, was hung along the semi-circular stairs that lead up to the Kunsthalle.
After going through the regular entrance, visitors had to pass through a second entrance, a revolving door activated by a motion detector. At the same time Lynn Anderson's "I never promised you a rosegarden" started playing (sound installation). Visitors could toy with the revolving door and thus scratch the song. The revolving door also transported a potted rosebush. The floor looked like a music disc, so that the person standing on it literally became the pickup. A d-print on the outside wall shows RELAX peeing on a bed of flowers.
(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)
Installation: a curtain made of insulation fabric, a revolving door 240 cm high, a digital print, a rose tree mounted on the revolving door. On the door: player, loudspeakers, impulse switch, audio CD (Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson).