Schirm

Jan Vahl, Schirm. Scan view of a reproduction of a cursor hand made from black and white leather.
Schirm, 12 × 13 CM
Leather, Magnet.

Schirm is a travel commentary on the strengthening of central perspectivism through the screen age, which is seen as a regressive problem of the perception of contemporary aesthetics.
The piece is part of a series that deals with vectoralism and the threshold between simulation and information complex, as a parallel to the paradoxical relationship between reality (the place of the audience) and fiction (the place of the drama). The hand symbolizes the essential (Das Wesentliche), which sits on the fence that forms the boundary between the cultivated and the natural.

Jan Vahl, Schirm. Photograph of the Schirm work, on a fence that keeps a major construction site under lock and key. Jan Vahl, Schirm. Photograph of the Schirm work, on a fence that keeps the private property of a Dutch oil company under lock and key.

© 2021 Jan Vahl.