The floor is covered with paper. There is a diagonal throughway for exhibition visitors. This path separates two triangular fields, which can be used and interact with one other: a playful workstation by Maja Rieder and Fritz Hauser’s workplace. The latter houses nine cubes in three different formats. The cubes are built with wood; depending on their format, they are covered with three different types of paper. There are also three wooden cubes that function as frames. The cubes are prepared on-site, covered with paper, painted, and regrouped. Some of the paper sheets will be removed from the cubes during the course of the exhibition and hung on the wall. Others will be developed and determined as the exhibition progresses. Consequently, this installation is transformed during the exhibition run; it is a process rather than a definitive set-up.
Moreover, the wrapped wooden cubes also serve as sound bodies. Fritz Hauser will use them in different ways to produce sound during the exhibition. The sounds will be recorded and edited into a soundtrack that will increasingly dialogue with the (hanging) pictures and the installation as a whole.
The work will start on the first day of the exhibition and will continue intermittently over a period of weeks until its end. The painting and sound processes will be simultaneously documented.
Maja Rieder lives and works in Basel
1999—2002 apprenticeship as goldsmith, Bern
2003—2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, HGK Basel
2005 study at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
2011 Master of Fine Arts, FHNW Basel