Sticker hearts is all i’ve got

Intervention.
Helmhaus Zürich. "Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich 2004." 2004

How much place can you create with a bunch of sticker hearts?

I would describe all my work as a cheap domestic poetry that allows me to seize a home for myself - home where there is none. In this sense I got interested in the question of how much home I could possibly create with a handfull of sticker hearts. Using material as a place to create my own fiction is a device that seems essential to me. When fiction happens, attention is drawn to something abstract and separate from the material and that’s where it all begins.

I chose public benches and with a little repair kit consisting of red sticker hearts I started to create a place within the cracks and the unravelling spots while mending at the same time.
It’s very much an effort in the vein of the early graffity writers that saw themselves as urban activists. Even more than theirs, my activism is bound to failure since time and weather will
mercilessly remove my hearts eventually. What remains of this pathetic effort to infiltrate space is my desire to leave my mark in the world. Take(back) a place and make it my own.

(The following images are a selection of Interventions done in Zurich, New York and Berlin.)

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