Karin Sander

Karin Sander, Museumsbesucher 1:8, installation view at Labor, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen,

Museumsbesucher 1:8 (Museum Visitor 1:8)

3D body scans of living individuals

July 10, 2010 – Jan 16, 2011


Launched to coincide with the museum’s reopening and set in the Labor, the new presentation space of the Department of Education, will be an exhibition series featuring contemporary artists who seek to come to terms with the museum context and with the role of the visitor. Exhibitions will choreograph the participatory interplay – even to the point of role reversal – between beholder, work, and artist.

To kick off the series, Karin Sander transforms the Labor into a production site where the public itself become the focus of attention. Produced by means of 3-D imaging are full-scale plaster models of museum visitors. By selecting gesture, pose and accessories, visitors can shape these representations of their own figures. Using the body scans, which will be on display in the Labor, Sander not only renders the production process visible, but confronts visitors with their own images in the form of exhibited objects.