Around a table an ensemble of five speakers re-visit their memories of the famous Café Odeon in Zürich: a contemporary, not yet crumbled ruin in whose still intact art-nouveau interior lie former utopias, stories and characters
50 drawings, marker pen on tinted watercolour paper, 19 x 28 cm or 28 x 38 cm, newspapers, 2008-2009
The video shows a slow close-up pan which creates an tactile inventory of the surfaces and materials of the café’s interior and its ornamental vocabulary
The wish to establish the exact time that a tree standing in the forest needs in order to be converted into a newspaper has given the owner of a Harz paper mill the occasion to conduct an interesting experiment.
The café is filmed in long-shots after closing time at 3 am and before it re-opens the next day at 6 am.
Two colour photographs mounted on MDF at 150 degree angle, 106.6 x 33.6 cm / Installation version, 2008
Urban Inventory, #1-4 consists of a series of 4 billboard posters which create an urban inventory by reading the city and collecting its visible and invisible signs.