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Wind (2010) D.N.K., Gleimtunnel Berlin

At a height of five meters the wind moves two words: Rein/Raus (In/Out). Unaffected by human hands, randomly driven, the weather plays with the meanings. Set in an urban environment, the sign gives a confusing message which is neither a notice, a prohibition or an advertisment. The purpose of the freedom of this arrangement is to leave the observer thoughtful, and perhaps even angry. Who should feel addressed? What imaginary boundary/border is the sign refering to? Who’s in, who’s out and who makes that decision?

Text: Barbara Rüth