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Haus u r Nacht, Rheydt, Oct.1996, 1996

House u r Night, Rheydt, Oct.1996, 1996

Gregor Schneider began his Haus u r (House u r) project in 1985. The artist has converted the house where he was born in Rheydt, near Cologne, into the axis of his artistic production and field of experimentation. Schneider remodels its various spaces with walls, dead-end corridors, false ceilings, blind windows, etc., removing the rooms’ original functions and constantly reinventing spaces by means of which he creates new circulations. Schneider’s work imagines the physical transposition of places found in the literary imagination of Franz Kafka or Jorge Luis Borges: a great three-dimensional trompe-l’œil which invalidates the normal logic of space and creates a climate of mystery and tension.


Technical details

Original title:
Haus u r Nacht, Rheydt, Oct.1996
Registration number:
2765
Artist:
Schneider, Gregor
Date created:
1996
Date acquired:
2005
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Media
Media:
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 25 min
Edition number:
Ed. 5/6
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Long-term loan of Brondesbury Holdings Ltd.
Copyright:
© Gregor Schneider / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn
It has accessibility resources:
Yes

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Audio description of the work of Gregor Schneider "Haus u r Nacht, Rheydt", Oct.1996, 1996
I believe an artwork should leave the viewer perplexed, make him reflect on the meaning of life
Antoni Tàpies