oben top: Apparatus Criticus & Locus,
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2012.
90 x 120 x 75cm, Buch (J. Boswell, Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality, 1980), Zeitungsauschnitte, Haus einer Roten Helmschnecke, Tisch, Glashaube.
book, paper clippings, house of a cassis rufa, table, display case.
Subject or the multipartite installation hidden in history is the historiograpical marginalization of homosexuals. The works draws inspiration from John Boswell’s influencial study on the subject Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality (1980). Collection (2012) displays a first edition of this book. Inside, hidden in the jacket, we discovered several newspaper clippings from the early 1980s, that deal with the then contemporary discourse about homosexuality. In this find personal history of the anoymous previous owner and general history coincide. The snail shell positioned right next to the paper clippings signifies the absence or marginalisation of women, lesbians and other females in historiography, it brings to mind their stories that remain to be told.