My job hasn't been invented yet / Meinen Arbeitsplatz gibt es noch nicht

 Solo exhibition

 

Kunstverein München,  Munich 15 March - 27 April 1997

Director: Dirk Snauwaert

 

Kunstverein Graz, Graz 5 June - 10 July 1997

Director: Eva Maria Stadler

Video still: My job hasn't been invented yet

 

Video stills / Photos: Klaus Riemenschneider

 

ABOUT

 

In this solo exhibition Regina (Maria) Möller stressed the point, that many artists work in several jobs aside of their actual "profession". They are secretaries, managers, accountants, among others.

 

"My job hasn't been invented yet" states up-to-date her interest to search for cracks in the fabric called society in order to re-stich these tears . By doing so she is leaving a scar, a seam, which Möller describes as her work space, which is not defined yet. The cultural and social-political components inherent in the everyday constructions are the resources of her focus to create a narrative of several perspectives.

 

 

WORKS

  • Roots, carpet - plug in modules
  • Patches with roots motif from indoor plants
  • Busy Lizzy, five photos
  • My job hasn't been invented yet, video projection, 6 min with sound (German / English Language), produced in cooperation with Kunstverein München and roomade, Bruxelles
  • regina - Das Große Frühjahrsheft, magazine no. 2, 1997 with the topic "Beruf Frau" (German Language)

 

Plug-in Carpet

In the exhibition space an endless path of plug-in carpet elements were layed down. Each module was inscribed with a job and carried a patch with an image of a root. The plug-in modules are availabe individual, and can be used as an intarsia element to insert into an existing carpet at home or at the office or one creates a pattern of several modules plugged-into each other.  The carpet elements serve as a metaphor: The service of "works" imprinted in the modules - once the artist found herself in- are now sold as "works of art".

 

Size of one element:

160 x 80 cm

 

Produced upon request

Material and color of the carpet module(s) vary (unique for each request)

Inscriptions

Patches of roots (5 x different roots available, vary in color and dimensions)

 

 

Busy Lizzy

is a series of five photos.

The image of the "Ficus Benjamini" – the stereotype of hydroponics office plants – is montaged together with a photo of one root of another plant. The roots differ in each of the five photos.

 

Each photo:

Dimension: 160 x 90 cm

C-Prints, Collage, mounted on aluminum, framed behind glass

 

Edition: 3 + 1 AP

 

 

Video

This video works with stills, text crawls, background noise, soundtrack, and a moving image - the spiral phone cord which is dancing to an electronic soundtrack sampled of all kind of phone rings by DJ Bleed.

 

Edition: 3 + 1 AP

 

 

CREDITS

 

Video, 6'40, with sound / German and English Language

Director: Regina (Maria) Möller

Camera / Lighting: Hans Sonneveld

Music: DJ Bleed

Sound: Benoit Bruwier

Mask: Xenia Vander Linden

Editor: BOA, Munich

Office equipment: Manhattan Office Tower, Brussels

Production: Regina (Maria) Möller, Kunstverein München (Director:Dirk Snauwaert), Roomade (Founding director: Barbara Vanderlinden), Brussels, 1997

 

With thanks to: Heike Kerstin Ander, Edzard Brahms, Detlev Brinkschulte, Mercedes Bunz, Cornelia Fuchs, Renate Kern, Klaus Riemenschneider, Doris M. Würgert

 

 

PUBLICATION

 

regina - Das Große Frühjarhsheft, no.2, 1997

 

 

 

 

© Regina (Maria) Möller, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn