Works on this wall  (image below) describe a void, an empty location, a thing missing. Sculptor Margret Holz ( below, left, 3 works) has a formalistic view on the issue, drawing our attention to the missing bits between house walls, depicting clearly shaped bits of sky. In Margret Holz’ photos the void between  the houses is transforming into the actual object in question. No longer the architecture of the various European cities is the focused object of research but the various “negative” shapes of  sky between it. Showing several series of various architectural provenience she is comprising a catalogue of how you can perceive the sky depending where in Europe you are. (Curated by Jakob Roepke, 2012)

works by (left to right)
Jakob Roepke (found objects),
Margret Holz („Paris“, „Bergen“, „Basel“, 2012, photographies
Ieva Jansone, Schwarm I, 2003, C-Print
Jakob Roepke (still unnumbered collages, 2013, paper,gouache
Hermes Payrhuber („Abwesenheitsnotiz“, 2005, Photography, wood, paintedwhite)

An den Phänomenologien der Stadtöffnungen arbeite ich seit 2007. Bisher sind es die Städte Paris, Antwerpen, Brüssel, Basel, Bergen N, Portbou, Berlin. Die Öffnungen ergeben unregelmäßige Rechtecke, Himmelsausschnitte. In der Reihung der Öffnungen der einzelnen Städte sind typische Formen zu erkennen. © mabois