The unique, 5m2 artspace, Die Raum, currently features “prosthesis 9t” by Mario Asef which is accessible 24 hours a day. The grey, polystyrene blocks create seating or a mini staircase which has clearly been put to good use, as it’s starting to fall apart! The usual careful attitude to art is abandoned and the space becomes part of the environment, almost like a Chameleon! People react to it the space in an interesting way because it is not the traditional relationship people have with art. Somewhere between gallery and outside art the current exhibition is completely open for the public to view or use.
Observing reactions, it was interesting to see how people treated it. Some walked by without even registering, some took a short glance and others stopped, slightly bemused by it!
We asked people passing by what they thought of it. Here are some of the reactions:
- “It looks urban. It fits somehow. I think I have to see it at night, becuase I think in another light it could be interesting.” – Stephen Frank
- “I thought it was an entrance. I was astonished coming round here and seeing that it doesn’t go any further. I like it – I don’t like it – I don’t know!” – Claudius
- “Its quite cool, but I walk by here often and have never noticed it before!” – Jan
- “Hmmmm…..I don’t know what I think of it. I didn’t realise it was art!” – Alice
- “I think it’s a bit weird and it’s falling apart” – Robert
Why not take a look and tell us what you think!
Die Raum Mario Asef “Prosthesis 9t” May 13th – June 23rd 2012, viewable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.