The Carousel Collection

nomadic collection – group exhibition at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

> 6.12.2012 – 20.01.2013, at 45cbm, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

> info: SLANTED, ARTE Creative

»The Carousel Collection is a nomadic collection that is assembling, archiving and exhibiting art in the form of 35 mm slides in an ever-looping carousel. It was established on November 11, 2011, in New York by Estonian artist Triin Tamm (b. 1982, Paide, Estland). By now, almost 100 slides are part of the collection and it has been shown in exhibitions, i.a., at Corner College (Zurich), San Serriffe (Amsterdam), the Kallio Kunsthalle (Helsinki), the Contemporary Art Centre Vilnus and at kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga. The works are always presented with a carousel projector. For the exhibition at 45cbm, the studio space of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the following group of artists was asked to add a slide to The Carousel Collection: Christian Ertel, Antje Günther, Rodrigo Hernández, Armin Linke, Sylvia Maak, Anne-Sophie Stolz and Tobias Wootton.«

»Nostalgia. It's delicate... but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, ›nostalgia‹ literally means, ›the pain from an old wound‹. It's a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn't a spaceship. It's a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It's not called the Wheel. It's called a Carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels. Around and around, and back home again... to a place where we know we are loved.« – Don Draper, Mad Men, season 1, episode 13


The slide »Fremdenzimmer« is a previously unpublished photograph from my journey through the Black Forest 2011 (see project »Cuckoo Clock and Cherry Cake«).
45cbm – exhibition
»Fremdenzimmer«, Gutach 2011