The origins of the word 'Merz' relate to the work of Kurt Schwitters and the process of combining a range of materials all within the same art-work. The osa installation takes this as a starting point and then uses the idea of assemblage and collage to make a structure out of gathered materials from the city, one that will continue to evolve over the course of the exhibition.
The work in Docu_Merz is an abstracted documentation of the osa/MERZEN/ project - a distorted reflection of a work-in-progress. In using multiple projections onto layered walls, it creates its own collage of moving and still images. The structure references the Merz stages Schwitters designed as a platform for his own work. Upon seeing the osa/MERZEN/ footage, the viewer is able to witness the developing stages of the installation, whilst also getting a sense of the process and complexity involved in making work. The footage will continue to evolve and grow throughout the period of exhibition.
March 3rd to April 16th 2011
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