Timo Seber

Supplementary Angles, 2011, wood, glass, c-print, brass, paper, 77 x 110 x 78 cm

Supplementary Angles, 2011

Supplementary Angles, 2011

Supplementary angles add up to 180° and thereby form a straight line. In Timo Seber’s installation straight lines and flat plains are quite obviously of the essence. Seber has added layer on layer apparently refusing the general intention of a display design, which would be to provide the best possible visibility of the work on show. The photograph of Rihanna (one of the first to present the singer as a modern icon) taken by Steven Klein in 2009 for Italian Vogue, is being obstructed by eight identical brass plates kept in position by a heavy pane of glass. Another layer of paper cut-outs outline different forms of hinges. Being the physical manifestation of supplementary angles, the hinge is capable of aligning the elements attached to it and create a straight line. Like angles reaching out, the threedimensional display design is being aligned to a flat plain. Hence, the sculptural object turns into a collage, further emphazising the balance and non-hierarchical interplay of its many different formal elements and media, the hinge becoming a metaphor for the continuous (re-)combining of images, their simultaneity and equal value.

December 12, 2011
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