Karin Sander. Broken Off
14.09.2011 – 30.09.2011
Karin Sander works with the conditions of exhibition institutions and makes them visible in a subtle way. The yoga/art space Y8 is characterized by an 8x8 floor grid designed for daily yoga practice. The grid (calculated according to formulas of Vedic architectural principles), defines an action arena divided into 64 evenly spaced segments. The repetitive action sequences of the yoga practice subordinate themselves to this structure in order to place the subjective space of experience in relation to the Vedic scale. Karin Sander copies a part of the line grid and reproduces it on approx. 10,000 DIN A4 paper formats. All the papers, each printed with a section of a line, lie on the floor next to and on top of each other. Where before an idealistic and stable construct asserted itself (grid), Karin Sander creates a constantly changing, uncontrollable new grid. Through practice and movement in the space, the papers on the floor shift and the many fragments of the lines become chaotic fragments of a previously set structure. Thus the clear figure-ground relation, is transformed by her dynamic design intervention into a tilting foreground-background movement. It is interesting to note that the means used to dissolve the structure into a thousand pieces of line, itself goes back to a DIN format. The artist has dissolved the found basic order and transformed it into a new grid of lines. This dissolution of the grid, which results in a constantly changing drawing in space, corresponds almost literally to the blowing away by the wind of the yantra created from sand after the ritual.