Zu Verschenken (To Give Away / Se Regala)
Big cardboard-sign intervention to the “Lehrstuhl - Leerer Stuhl” outside of the University Library, Weimar Germany
I’ve been walking a lot through Weimar since I got here one month ago; one thing that I find very interesting is the trash, specifically the things people put outside to give away (zu verschenken), I’ve seen all kind of interesting objects like books, furniture, mattresses, shoes, etc. Some of them are in a very good shape and some others need some reparations; a lot of that stuff belong to students that are moving out of Weimar.
When I first saw the Chair by Hermann Bigelmayr; it was very curious to me because it doesn’t have a seat, and is also irregular from its edges. Its rough and austere aesthetic gave me the feeling of the student way of life.
Because of its appearance, this Chair gave me the feeling that I could’ve found it also to give away, in the trash (zu verschenken).
I am a new student in a different country, language and weather, everything is new for me, so finding this chair represents for me a new rough start, kind of hard at the beginning, and I should take it and work it out, do some reparations like a new seat. It got me thinking of my actual experience of adapting to a new context.
Participation for the Walk of Art
Within the framework of the 20 years anniversary of the founding of the Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, November 21st 2013
park ilm und mensa