Torstrasse 111, CO Verlag, Berlin, Germany
"Chronology" is an installation consisting of three ladder-like objects arranged in a 6 meter high space.
the right one has a length of 6 meters, its angle is 45 degrees and its distance to the window 30 centimeters. its pattern of "stairs" is proportionally increasing, each step is further from the one before (seen from below). the middle one has a length of 5,40 m, its angle is 60 degrees and its distance to the window 60 cm. its pattern is symmetrical, seen from the middle axis (it could be turned upside down, too). the left one has a length of 4,80 m., its angle is 75 degrees and its distance to the window is 90 cm. its pattern is chaotic, and doesn't follow a straight system.
seen from the front they could show 3 different timelines, or 3 different personalities showing their most important moments in life with each step. or it could be 3 rhythmical patterns / sequences. or it could be seen as an abstraction of ladders, losing their function by not being connected to the wall, being connected fragile with a fine metal wire to the ceiling, too far from the windows to be reached. seen from the side the three pieces appear like three frames of an animation, due to their differences in angle.
With many Thanks to Henning Tödter.