Untitled (Consider Sex)

1996, installation / experimental intervention, Joachim Stein
The message in the background was painted on the walls of gallery ROTOR in Gothemburg/Sweden. The inscription ran over 4 walls in the gallery, but was almost undetectable, because its color hardly contrasted the color of the wall. In order to be able to read the text, one had to follow it word by word and stay close to the wall. The second part of the phrase (UNDER THE ASPECT…) formed a circle with a diameter of 220 cm, increasing the absurdity of the scene by forcing readers to bend their bodies for better reading.

Passerbys could look in through the gallery’s large shop windows and see people staring at empty walls and taking bizarre positions.

In more than one way visitors of the gallery were spectators and peformers at once.