a solo exhibition and performance at Organhaus | Chongqing | China
During the opening, Ursula Scherrer created a durational performance of writing. The act of the writing is part of the installation itself.
Scherrer wrote with coal in the automatic writing style onto the entire floor of the space. She continuously kept writing – the writing slowly pushed the people out of the space, including the artist herself. The entire floor was covered in her handwriting.
Due to the shape of the space the piece in its entirety was never seen.
The first person that reentered the gallery started to leave a trace. The piece kept mutating with every additional step made, highlighting the impermanence of everything.
The exhibition included a photograph as well as the exhibition text, translated from English into Chinese with Google Translate. The characters were copied by Scherrer onto the wall of the space (the artist doesn't know Chinese).