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MWThe fact that grains of sand, threads, polystyrene pellets, keys, and plastic cups shift position and become mixed was an important event for me. When the exhibition ended, it had really just started for me. If it had lasted for tw o years, other, unheard-of shapes, interactions, questions, and fictions would have evolved. During the exhibition run the sand had become the chronicler of internal and external events. The Web had equally grown both towards the inside and towards the outside and would have kept doing so as time went on. I think that the quality of each of these w orks lies in their potential as organisms. I have often wondered how an entity or an organism needs to be designed so that it can survive. To put it differently: I have often asked myself, "how to keep it from going to pieces in outer space?". When venturing bevond the protected areas of experimental arrangements,
do we take a first glimpse of what we call reality? Is the other experiment, therefore, the one
conducted in so-called ideal conditions? How must a work be structured so that it can develop, send out signals, be accepted in one way or the other, absorb, and radiate? I see these organisms - they are beings that suddenly do very unexpected things and get rid
of rigid concepts.

Shrinking Bottles    
Melting Bottles    
Melting Compactor    
Global Tool    
Global Substance    
Green Frog Bath Soap    
Production Limits    
The Web    
Jelly Soap    
Window Spitting    
Key Spirit      
    The interview with Martin Walde appeared in the exhibition catalogue  
    »HUMMING«, Galerie im Taxispalais and Kunsthaus Baselland, (Ed.), 2006.  
    Die deutsche Version des Texts findet sich unter folgendem Link:DEUTSCHE TEXTVERSION    
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