02.11.2012 – 22.12.2012
h = 400 cm is the first solo exhibition of Karin Sander at esther Schipper gallery. Within the
framework of her exhibition, sander reworks the space applying hree mutually complimentary nterventions.
Upon her encounter with the rchitecturally modified space, her reaction is radical: she transforms the space back into its former state. This is not an act of restoring, but can rather be seen as an analytical gesture. It allows the viewer to experience the ephemerality of the gallery space and the revision of a particular order the space was put
under. Sander extracts the vertical plane and brings it to a horizontal position, thus making the walls into something that communicates between floor, ceiling and the other walls.
On the very “base” - the floor - in the second gallery space Sander however adds something: a rug that has specially been made for the space. It shows the invisible lines and measurements of the gallery’s floor plan. In this way
Sander not only intertwines the different functionalities of construction planning and architectural design, constructive rationality and ornamental décor, but also occupies a definitional space in between.