RUN OUT is based on an ink-mural series by the Basel-based artist Jan Hostettler. The paint is injected into pre-drilled holes in the wall, from which the ink then runs down in a perpendicular fashion. The result is a graphic composition, as precise as only gravity can achieve. In the storage room of zwanzigquadratmeter, the numerous holes that have appeared by chance or for purely practical reasons, are exactly replicated and inked in the neighboring showroom. The leaking ink becomes a kind of cartography of the ruthlessly treated functional room.
The work is a site-specific implementation of an existing proposition.
Festival insight by Etienne Ster