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The now remains

Is a work on paper and also part of a limited edition on “instructions for action” by Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin.

The limited edition of “Handlungsanweisungen”, collection of singular works of several artists, has been published in May 2017, in an edition of 12 pcs. My work “the now remains” was included as a special edition of 12  plus 1ea, all numbered and signed, for this edition subtitled “symboter 2017”

The work consists of a white A3 paper sheet, printed, a small plastic bag, a pencil and a black gum eraser.

Again, this work reflects about the moment, the now, the instruction of action causes the art viewer to join in and experience the very moment of his interaction with the artwork.

In predetermined fields of a DIN A3 sheet, the place of birth(past), the actual place and the current date (present) and a wish (future) are entered and signed by the viewer with pencil. With an eraser everything has to be erased and the remains of black rubber gum particles are collected into a small plastic bag which is finally taped in a field on the paper. The bag contains “the now remains”, what remains of now and by this the now remains.

The work was exhibited by Gallery Eigenheim again at “Positions 2018”.

the now remains
Printed Paper, pencil, bag, black eraser
2017 / 2020
English Edition 1: 12/1 signed “symboter 2017” included in “Handlungsanweisungen”
English Edition 2: 100/2 signed “Olaf Schirm 2020”
German Edition 3: “Was bleibt vom Jetzt” 100/2 “signed Olaf Schirm” 2020

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