Christine Moldrickx – Caput
MUR BRUT 06
For Kunsthalle MUR BRUT, at regular intervals artists are invited to design a wall in the parking garage at Grabbeplatz 4. The multipart wall installation by Christine Moldrickx is reminiscent of a bathroom and opens up an element of intimacy in the space of the parking garage.
Caput means “head” in Latin. The sink on the wall is kaput, useless after the raw material was punctured by a head. Caput esse, literally “to be useless,” is derived from the Latin meaning “one must start everything over again,” or “take it by the head.” Caput as the “outermost point” of the body is a beginning and an end, a source and a mouth at the same time. In some cases, the shift from one to the other is as imperceptible as the shift from C to K in caput and kaput. We often only become aware of it when what is supposedly familiar to us appears unclear for a moment while water runs coldly over our hands.
Christine Moldrickx studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. She is currently a fellow at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam.
Opening: Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 6 p.m.
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf parking garage, Grabbeplatz 4, 40213 Düsseldorf
The exhibition is open 24 hours a day.