Leaned loosely on a wall of the gallery the jackhammers chisel is put into a crack in the floor. It hammers irregularly on the concrete, creating a noisy soundscape as well as a vibrating floor. Thereby no movement is visible from the jackhammer.
As a gesture »Verschleißerscheinung« puts the exhibition space and the artwork into a relationship. The palpable, yet not visible, damaging of the room is an attack on the base that enables this work: Visibility is created through the friction between space and object.
The title »Verschleißerscheinung« (engl. »sign of wear«) unifies the idea of ‘becoming visible’ through coincidental decay. ￼
Created together with Nora Olearius.
Exposed for the first time at Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst GAK in Bremen.
The calculations of Nora Olearius on a wall nearby show the lifespan of the chisel when it is used consistently (23.28 years).