Exhibition View, Kunsthaus Hamburg 2008
The wallpaper is embroidered with a thin thread. The sentences are building a fictitious dialogue.
On first sight you could only see a simple decorated corner of a room. If you get closer, you will realize there are fine lines on the wallpaper, building words and sentences. It might look as if scratched into the paper, but on a closer look the thread will become apparent. The impression of cutting and scratching stays in contrast to the usual use of sewing and embroidering - repairing and beautifying.
The sentences are combinations of simple examples taken from english language guides and educational books:
Have you considered it carefully?
They have corrected the problem. I want you to go.
I'm not sure. Do you think it's possible?
Don't even think about it!