Appreciation towards Markus Linnenbrink for providing the following description:
DIEDRITTEDIMENSION 2011, epoxyresin and pigments on floor,
acrylic and pigments on walls and ceiling, 2,40 m x 2,50 m x 45,00 m
Justiz Vollzugsanstalt Duesseldorf Rath, Besuchertunnel
PrisonDuesseldorf Rath, Visitors Tunnel
tunnel contains a painting of different colored stripes with differing widths and changing
colors. These bundles of stripes cover the floor, the walls and part of the ceiling.
and exiting. They create an image of moving colors parallel to the actual movement of the
visitor. Stepping through the tunnel means stepping through an ever changing, surrounding
through the tunnel, these stripes accumul at ewidth until they conquer both walls on either
side of the hallway. At the end of the tunnel, the visitor is surrounded by color.
located on the opposite side of the entry door to the tunnel. These stripes lead the
visitors to the exit/entry area of the prison. The stripes gain width through out the tunnel
as well, covering a portion of the tunnel ceiling before moving to the wall which they
almost fully occupy before they finally drop to the floor.
the JVA/prison, the other guides the way out. Both create an undividable image, poured into
the tunnel’ sarchi tecture.
society. It create sperspective for the inmates during their time inside as well as creating
a possibility for more perspective when they leave prison.
thecolors of all areas are connect edvertically and horizontally. These drips find their
counterparts in splashes of paint, brushstrokes and other types of visible proof of work. In
addition, all stripes change color through out their course from start to finish,
communication between colors appear, neighborhoods of certain colors create them selves,
multiple dialogue soccur, like blue intensifying orange,the same viceversa, and so on.
transfer moving through the tunnel into a visual and intellectual challenge and joy.