\Mariele Neudecker27.02. - 24.04.2010
Photos: Jens Ziehe
„Stay Forever And Never Come Back“, the central work by Mariele Neudecker in the exhibition, is conceived as a counterpoint to the otherwise so lofty character of here three-dimensional replicas of Romantic landscapes installed in tanks filled with water and dye, and meanwhile holding the status of the artist’s trademark.
Inspired by Henry James’s famous ghost story The Turn of the Screw as well as by Benjamin Britten’s opera version of the same name, Mariele Neudecker’s new model – entitled Stay Forever and Never Come Back – depicts a houseless, homeless setting abandoned to decay. Ruins with blank window openings, missing roofs and collapsed walls as well as the remains of a tree skeleton stretching barrenly skyward define the dismal scenery.Read more