Installation in: Design? Kunst?, Kunsthaus Langenthal/ch. Curated by Marianne Burki and Katharina Nyffenegger
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.
(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)