Rachel Whiteread photographs Ingo Schulze text Naoto Fukasawa case
In a monotone voice, the narrator of “What Man is really like” describes the conditions and sorry state that have led to the death of his friend Andreas, a playwright and alcoholic, holed up in a cold and miserable Berlin flat. He records every minute detail of his friend’s behavior, including the tremors of his looming depression. For Ingo Schulze, the abandoned cardboard boxes photographed by Rachel Whiteread epitomize the bleak and sorry state of his characters and the confusion of his generation as a whole.
Each one of the 7 modules making up the piece presents a flat cardboard box before it has been assembled. Of varying sizes, Rachel Whiteread’s photographs are put in hollow living spaces that match their format. The text is printed on both sides of a translucent support. Each language models its own square block of type that is contained within a whiter square in reference to the casing designed by Naoto Fukasawa.
11 original signed photographs (Lambda Prints)
Case made of polonia wood
33 x 33 x 3,3 cm
Text in English and French
Limited edition of 40 copies + 8 H.C