Installation "If The Cause Is Just...", 1999
"If the cause is just, then the timing is secondary and this
cause is just." (NATO spokesman Jamie Shea on May 12 1999 about
the NATO policy in the Kosovo crisis). This note gave rise to develop
the idea for the installation. It was part of a sequence of different
events and projects, which were implemented successively by different
artists in May 1999.
The installation took place in a former shop. Blown glass objects
were placed in the empty shop windows of the business. The objects
looked like projectiles at night when they were illuminated by the
shop window lights. Additionally a clock ran in one window and showed
the current time-of-day. Jamie Shea's quotation was sticked by means
of transparent labels in letter-size on all panes. In the center
of the likewise completely empty sales room an oversize chessboard
was placed. Two small blue flashing lights were installed in administration
rooms in the rear of the shop (one per room), which could be seen
clearly at night. During the duration of the installation the business
premises were not accessible.
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