|Skupturenpark Berlin_Zentrum presents:|
Truck Facing Eastwards
4 PM, May 13th, 2007
May 13th – June 3rd
|Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is pleased to announce
an outdoor installation by Hajnal Németh. In Truck Facing Eastwards,
Hajnal Németh has parked an 18-wheel tractor trailer on one of Skulpturenpark’s
lots for 3-weeks. The truck is white and faces East. Stripped of its markings
and temporarily removed from its function, the truck sits on the vacant
property like a still-life.
Plates of colored glass have been installed at varying distances on each side from which to view the truck. The plates provide four distinct vantages and presentations: in the dark blue of night, a sulphuric yellow fog, through a gray cloudy sky, and in the crimson of sunset. A lyrical text engraved on each glass accompanies the colors:
night is falling
I am falling
The text and colors shift in and out of relation with the truck and each other. The installation sets up a physical and emotive poem which leads the eye 360° around the truck. The shifting focus from the truck to the text, from white to color and back to white intimate a cinematic drama as the truck sits in restless anticipation.
Hajnal Németh is a Hungarian artist living and working in Berlin.
* Special thanks to Trans-Porter Handels GmbH.
Also on view at Skulpturenpark: the results of Miklós Mécs’s one-month residency and Daniel Knorr’s 1-year guarantee of public space on the Skulpturenpark building, Modecentrum, as well as other locations throughout Berlin.
The series is a cooperative project by KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. with Lumen Foundation, Budapest. It has received the generous support of Bipolar, a German-Hungarian cultural initiative. Bipolar is a program of the Federation’s endowment of culture.
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