Segunda Vez Open Seminar 23-24 November 2017 Oslo National Academy of the Arts
In 1968 the artist Charlotte Posenenske writes: “The things I make are changeable, as simple as possible, reproducible. // They are components of the space because they are similar to building elements, // they can always be rearranged into new combinations // or positions, // thereby altering space. // I leave this alteration to the consumer, who thereby again and again // participates in the production process.” (Offenbach, February 11, 1968).
The same year she gave up art making, Posenenske dedicated herself to study sociology, and published in 1979 together with Burkhard Brunn a study on analytical work assessment, standard time and work values.
In my talk, I will borrow Posenenske’s “Revolving Vane” (1967/68) as a momentary analogy to identify markers that by carrying a proposal of alteration, of rearranging time and space, signal a social function of exhibiting – or as Dora asks: Is it true, as they say in psychoanalysis, that the second time is always the first time?