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punctum

2012-19

acrylic/oil on plastic
240 paint mixing containers Ø 12,8 cm

Flow, Kunstmuseum Singen 2015

punctum

Process

punctum (2012‒19) comprises 240 yogurt containers in which paints were mixed that are mounted on the wall. The leftover paint residue in the containers represents past painting processes. 

The quantity 240 is related to the number 60 as a unit of time (seconds, minutes). Much like the work Roundabout (2009), the arrangement of the objects on the wall is based on an all-over invisible point grid, in which individual positions are made visible through the containers.

The title refers to Roland Barthes’ term “punctum”: “This … element which will disturb the studium I shall therefore call punctum; for punctum is also: sting, speck, cut, little hole – and also a cast of the dice.” (Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography, New York: Hill and Wang, 1981, pp. 26-27)

punctum

2012-19

acrylic/oil on plastic
240 paint mixing containers Ø 12,8 cm

Studio Berlin, 2012

punctum

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punctum

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