Interactive Installation Art in Two Parts
Mandala [Sanskrit ‚circle’] a mystic, concentric diagram in the shape of a circle or a polygon. By tantric Buddhists and by followers of Indian religion they are used as an aid to meditation. Mandalas are seen as a symbol for oneness. In the end the mandala, after having worked for days or weeks on it, will be dissolved; a sand mandala e.g. is brushed together – to represent impermanence of each and everything.
Before and over the exhibition’s period of time participants can create a MANDALA composed of 469 1-Cent-coins, which first is going to be displayed and in the end to be dissolved. So participation isn’t limited to the showroom at the gallery but is possible via phone and E-mail worldwide.
In the run-up to the exhibition the artist is asking people in his hometown streets of Mönchengladbach as well as on this homepage to offer a sentence to the MANDALA. This could be a general or a special dedication or whatsoever they think was appropriate. Each offered sentence stands for one coin. Having accumulated 469 dedications, there will be 469 coins to finally complete the MANDALA.
The MANDALA, composed and displayed of 1-Cent-coins in a drawer, is going to be dissolved in the second part of the creative process. Visitors and participants call or send a SMS to +49 (0)176-63 68 42 98 (Freecall) and the drawer starts to vibrate. Call by call the Mandala is shaken a bit more and loses its shape. In the end it’ll be gone.
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