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 Exhibition View, Kunsthaus Hamburg 2008

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Talking corner
Installation with embroidered wallpaper and a stool
Frauke Hänke 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?
I've got a bad feeling about this.

Don't even think about it!