Exhibition design, ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany 2005
In collaboration with Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel

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"If politics is about things, as Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel argue, what is then the politics of an exhibition space? How are the things spatially organized? Who organizes the territory? How are decisions made? How is space shared, neighborhoods developed? The strategy for "Making Things Public" developed by Frankfurt based architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller explores a material tool that can be negotiated between artists, scientists, curators: the wall. Neither classical white museum wall, nor the modernist ideology of the transparent wall, the wall system reflects its own ambiguity, thus allowing different appropriations and changing environments. The wall (transparent polycorbonate panels on a visible "naked" aluminium structure) is exposed to numerous manipulative processes: perforations, claddings, monitors, screenings, text, slogans. As basic instrument that negotiate different environments, the wall keeps the boundaries in an ambivalent and critical status. It creates blurring transitions rather then rigid definitions, rather atmospheres than areas. The existing 3.000 square meter space becomes a background. Its industrial, regular grid of columns vanished, disappear by linking them to walls that redirect and change the geometry of an industrial space into variatins of cells, agglomerations and assemblies."

Making Things Public. Atmospheres of Democracy, edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, The MIT Press, Massachusetts/London, England, pp.536.