Frankfurt, Germany
While working as an artist-in-residence at the Frankfurter Kunstverein and with the assistance of the Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, I developed a temporary site-responsive project. Kaugummiautomatenpreise looks at the vernacular of the street, specifically the ubiquitous, prosaic objects of gumball machines, print advertising and commercial bill posters which are found all over Frankfurt in various states of decay and neglect. Working with commercial photographer, Thomas Hahn, I produced high-end images of cheap trinkets normally associated with the gumball machines e.g. pot metal rings, rubber balls, etc., in a style reminiscent of advertisements for luxury objects like Tiffany, Cartier, and Van Cleef and Arpels. Subsequently I installed my posters of these objects along construction walls, near U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations, and among the already-existing concert and event advertisements. I hope for the project to become integrated into the urban landscape, attracting modifications like graffiti and the application of newer commercial bill posters thereby eventually obscuring and subsequently erasing my posters.