since it’s mine I never cleaned that mirror. I made this decision in the moment as I carried this old wardrobe door at home as a heirloom of my dead friend Ricardo. That was in 2005. As I brought it roughly one year ago to Ludwig I was very careful that I don’t touch the glass surface.
Don’t know why but today it was time to raze that symbol, spontaneous, beyond question and done. Luckily the mirror is clouded by itself, it needs no dust. And the sperm stains of him on the wooden frame will never come off anymore.
a quite spontaneous additional installation piece by me in the main gallery room Werkraum of Ludwig for the exhibition Pleasure-Pain Principle – photo works & words by Pablo Apezteguia (during 17.11. until 21.12.2016): STILL WITHOUT A ROSE but in between – more or less surprisingly – with some white lilies. of course it’s about love and death, both as a living part of all of us.
when we have finished the transformation of that space, stuffed it with all the love we have for it, and with all the equipment and technical things they are necessary I know exactly what we do with and within it! not in a definite certainty but in intention:
it’s about to open the eyes and hearts for other perspectives to watch at things, our different lives and other beings also in a straight physical way, it’s about getting connections between the surface and the history behind of what it seems to be. there’s a reason why it is how it is – and it’s not bad! there isn’t only one truth, there are always lots of contradictions and travesties, everywhere, within everybody. and they are truly wonderful in its ambiguity, iridescent, happy is who can take them.
yes I know: less is more. but here I try to talk about the energy that let me build LUDWIG. we’ll see, I hope so.