Foto © Christian Schwarzwald

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The installation ZELL (Cell) in the entrance hall of the university of health sciences in Krems consists of roughly 800 painted and drawn aluminum panels (each 24 x 31 centimeters), hanging from the ceiling by steel wires. They form a kind of sphere-shaped swarm and seem to be in motion at first glance – a result of the fact that the panels are bent in different directions. One part consists of panels painted blue in a gestural and minimalist abstract style, while the other part of the panels shows graphic symbols. Standing below the object, we see a vortex of pictorial surfaces and unknown signs, reminding us of hieroglyphs, the countless elements of which together form a unit – similar to a text, a complex code, or a musical score.

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