Der Jasager

installation at Hunter Times Square Gallery, 2002

C-print, mounted in wooden frame, 36 x 48 in, and 8 min video, sound, color,1997

Based on a play by Bertolt Brecht, and likewise, this piece takes the school as the site of questioning. The focus of the story is a short dialogue that takes place between a teacher and his students at the crucial moment when a question of life and death is asked. There is a critical problem with the posing of the question as it provides a framework that ultimately determines the answer. Through a series of performative displacements of the expected relation between body and supporting furniture, the stakes of each character are literalized, exposing the discursive apparatus that frames the discussion.

Der Jasager (antique chair), C-print mounted in wooden frame,
36 x 48 in, 1997

Der Jasager, 8 min video, sound, color, 1997


Other pieces include:

Der Jasager (antique table I), C-print mounted in wooden frame, 36 x 48 in, 1997
Der Jasager (antique table II), C-print mounted in wooden frame, 36 x 48 in, 1997
Der Jasager (antique table III), C-print mounted in wooden frame, 36 x 48 in, 1997
Der Jasager (antique chair), C-print mounted in wooden frame, 36 x 48 in, 1997

Der Jasager installation at Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, framed photos, tv monitor, carpet and built walls, 2002

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Der Jasager, 8 min video, sound (shown w/o sound here), 1997



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