The now remains

Is a work on paper which leads to an interaction with the visitor.

(detail view)

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 booklet edition of “Handlungsanweisungen” (instructions for action), collection of singular works of several artists, has been published in May 2017, in a limited edition of 12 pcs. by Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin/Weimar. My work “the now remains” was included, all 12 sheets were numbered and signed, for this edition subtitled “symboter 2017”

the now remains
Printed Paper 250gr DIN A3, pencil, bag, black eraser
2017 / 2020
English first Edition:
12/1ea signed “symboter 2017” included in booklet “Handlungsanweisungen”, with signature by hand
English second Edition:
unlimited, some changed content, signed “Olaf Schirm 2020”, with signature by hand
German Edition:
“was bleibt vom Jetzt”
unlimited, signed “Olaf Schirm 2020”, with signature by hand

English first Edition:
Handlungsanweisungen, Gallery Eigenheim, Berlin, 2017
Art fair “Positions 2018”, Berlin, by Gallery Eigenheim

German Edition:
Passages of Perception into Structures, Leo Kuelbs Projects, online 2020

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