Reise Nach Jerusalem
Concrete and bar chairs
110 x 95 x 45cm
(Photo by Alina Koschnike)
In reference to the common children’s game, this installation playfully discusses the concept of balance as a decisive momentum. In many possible ways, the chairs could bring the game of balance to an end - only in one, they maintain the state of floating. Juxtaposing a symbol of rest, sleep, and coziness with features of hard and cold concrete. The pillow does not fulfill its usual purpose. Instead, it is strongly holding together two chairs in perfect balance.
The game’s origin is speculative: Some claim that it lies in migration periods, in which Jews from Europe were migrating in big waves to Palestine - always having too little seats on the ships.