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(ancient amphorae replicas)

Installation of 3 stacks of digital prints à 1818, 2249 and 2973  hand signed and numbered Video stills, black and white digital prints on 300g/sqm Recycling-Paper, collection-certficates, performance

Production of ancient amphorae replicas:
CW 31 / 32, 2016
Destruction of replicas with highspeed video documentation:
2016, 17th of August
Performance at opening of the exhibition “Things to come. Zeitgenössische Objektkunst.” at Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig
2016, 4th of october

Supported by Freundeskreis der HGB Leipzig
Highspeed camera operator: Max Penzel / mquadrat GmbH

The work “de-ponere (ancient amphorae replicas)” consists of different stacks of printed papers to be taken away by the visitors during its exhibition. The amphorae replicas are designed as a mash-up of the ancient greek commodity culture and thereby connect to the beginnings of western culture.
 Each of the paper stacks documents the destruction of the ancient amphorae replica signed by hand by the artist on the back of each single video still (print). As the destruction of each replica (10 replicas in whole) took different time periods, the stacks differ in height. As a start, 3 of these stacks are exhibited at Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig. The visitors took up to 3 images of the stacks and filled out a collection certificate in order to have a proof of authenticity of the work. In a performance at the opening of the exhibition, Jonas Paul Wilisch signed the prints for the visitors. This process of validation and give away marks the second point of destruction of this sculpturally transforming work.