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SHANGHAI 2013 bazaar
interaktives Projekt, Bazaar Compatible Program (BCP), a non-profit space at Xinhua Market Shanghai
1 - 100_2013/12/02
"Those who learn to count forget to recount." Is this true? What do we use numbers for? One way, the one we often complain about, is that we fear that "all will be only numbers soon". The individual is reduced to several "numbers" that have to be filled into countless forms or are used to verify that you are a person. You have to use them if you want to get money from a cashdispenser or do internet shopping.
But what about the other way round? Numbers can also give individuality back. This is what I did at the bazaar. I chose a household supply store for my project. There you have a lot of staple articles that all look the same. To stick an individual number on it, made the 100 articles unique in simple and also subtile way. Some numbers will be spotted by customers, others won't. All the numbered articles were left at the shop to be sold at their time and start their history that my be recounted "once upon a time".
When I came back some days later, the shop owner told my about another effect of the numbers. The customers thought that they might were price labels and get confused.
Beitrag zur Ausstellung
DER TRAUM DES KÃNIGS
Kolonialismus . Exotismus . Kulturelle IdentitÃ¤t und AlteritÃ¤t
KVN Neuhausen, Rupert-Mayer-Kapelle, Rupert-Mayer-Str.68,
D- 73765 Neuhausen/Fildern
Ãffnungszeiten: Samstag und Sonntag, 14 - 18 Uhr oder nach Vereinbarung.
19. Oktober - 24. November 2013