untitled (this one work I lost in limbo)
On August 19, 2020 I lost a sculpture in the Ringbahn in Berlin.
The sculpture is made of plaster and about 20 x 10 cm high. It was in a plastic bag and was wrapped in several layers of newspaper, which makes it difficult to see the outer form.
I drove the whole route again, changed the wagons during the stops and searched everything, but did not find the sculpture. Unfortunately, I later remembered that there are many different trains that go in circles. Maybe the sculpture is in another one.
An approach to a sculpture, a vague emergence that then disappears again immediately and remains in the unknown. Something was lost and is being searched for. The printed search notice on the wall in the exhibition space refers to the whereabouts of the sculpture, which cannot be seen in the room. Perhaps it is still lying in a train compartment, tracing the circular route of the Ringbahn in Berlin at this very moment; perhaps it has been found and is on a shelf in a warehouse or a private home. Perhaps one day the sculpture will reappear, or a completely different one, one that had never existed before. Perhaps the person looking at it will leave the exhibition space and go in search of it himself.
As if by chance, the sculpture was lost precisely on August 19, the day of reunification, when it once again became possible to travel in a circle through Berlin by train.
Photo: Catherine Evans