Ohne Raum

Before I visit a new city I always research its monuments. Statues are mnemonic signs, embedded in our landscapes to remember specific events in history. Who are the responsible for choosing who or what we should remember? are we involved in those decisions? Is history made by us all or is a project conceived by certain individuals and groups named as memory makers?

By hanging myself upon different kinds of statues, dressed normally, as a tourist or with costumes, I try to occupy the site of that monument – a site of history. I am interested in duration and time, specially in measuring how long a body (human or sculpture) and its influence upon other bodies can last.