Blick auf Vielfalt 1-1 bis 1- 23 (Looking at Diversity 1-1 to 1- 23)
Further thoughts on human diversity and its systems of order during my stay as Artist in Residence at the Max-Planck-Institute for Scientific History lead to the question: Isn't it absurd to want to classify the infinite variations of human types? And what criteria can be employed in this context at all? As a first response/association, it occurs to me: depending on what standpoint one adopts, the perspective, the view of an object is different. One and the same object can then look very different.
These considerations move me to adopt a fresh approach: I produce a coloured drawing using all the coloured pencils from my drawing box – in loose association with the theme of human diversity. I lay a perforated sheet of paper over this. The eye is thus directed through the hole onto the drawing below, while at the same time other areas of the drawing are covered up. I develop a series of 23 works according to this principle, two sheets of paper over each other (one coloured drawing and a perforated sheet).