Photo: Rüdiger Lubricht
A winding staircase that is part of the interior of the museum, bends itself towards the space thanks to an extended middle tube. Steel profiles point out of the wall, that used to hold the pedestal to which the staircase led and which allowed access to a door at the upper half of the room. This pedestal is now leaning at a pillar in the center of the space.
This “rewinding staircase” takes a rather invisible functional object and transforms it to a sculpture that raises itself above the viewers heads. When the staircase is decoupled from its original purpose, it grows towards the space. A helix appears that cuts through space. The stair elements move like rotor blades at descent towards the middle of the exhibition space. The flight path, which the “propellers” mark, might be an uncontrollable crash, as well as a conscious attack against the museum.
Likewise the staircase might have been pushed to the ground by the weight of the pedestal.
The “rewinding staircase” is also the narrative of a component of the museum that tries to flee, but inevitably remains component of the museum. A Ouroboros made of elements of the museum interior. The museum that is frugal to itself, yet loses one of its element by visualising this matter.