Room 137
2018, Site-specific sculpture, Various Dimensions

/Room 137/ is a site-specific interactive sculpture that took place in PFERD, an exhibition space which is located in a student dormitory in Vienna. Arriving at the exhibition place for the first time, we, the exhibiting artists, were confronted with many restrictions concerning how can we deal with the shared common spaces at the dormitory. These restrictions applied to the students living there as well.

The idea of this work is based on adding an extra room to the first floor of the building, however, this room is not assembled for the exhibition. The sculptural work consists of enough material (wood platforms, wood panels, wood studs, screws, and joints), which are predrilled, numbered, and ready for assembling to have the final room in the place.

Following the idea of ready assemble furniture, a hand-drawn instruction catalog is also included in the work. Whoever builds the room has the freedom to use it, in any way they please, for the duration of the exhibition. Thus, creating a private sphere inside the common shared area where the restrictions of the management of the dormitory do not apply.

Room 137, Site-specific sculpture, Various Dimensions, 2018. Installation View @PFERD, Vienna, Austria Photos: Matthias Bildstein, Bildrecht.