An assemblage of fragments, forming itself out of the substance of a the
material memory and unforming itself back into it. Vibrating as a contact zone of a multipicity of
worlds, never fully known, impossible to assimilate. A movement of decay manifesting for brief moment in
space as an exponential movement, as an in between and its dissolution.
a project by 4E: Franziska Lyon,
Johanna Heilig, Justus Lietzke, Kosmas Dinh
We discover a dissolving place. A former garden spot near the
center of Karlsruhe, that has to be demolished because of war load in the ground. We want to
remember. The focus lies on the memories that find no place in official archives. How can we reveal
the processes of change and decay? To understand we look at the material itself. Which insights can
the fracture of a burnt beam or the patina of an old chimney pipe open up for us? By many the empty
sheds on the site were used as housing. Which objects do they consider worth remembering?
Through the process of sorting we grasp the Fragments. We catalyse
connections and dependencies between them and with the new context of the swimminghall. For the
time-span of three days the material assemblage takes on the form of an exponential movement. Due to
legal building regulations in the swimminghall only a few people were able to see the installation
in its physical form. During these days we continue the exploration by recording sounds directly
from the fragments which later are matched with recordings form the site and are turned into a sound
environment with our friend Firat Yildiz.