SENSORY SPACES 2: SABINE HORNIG: MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN
Sabine Hornig (Germany, lives in Berlin) is known for making photographs, sculptures and installations that distort or intensify our experience of space and time. At first glance, her work can appear deceptively simple, but with a longer look, it becomes evident that it is testing the viewer’s perception.
This gallery-sized installation, specially produced for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, is no exception. The work consists of an open wooden structure with transparent printed fabric stretched over it on the inside. Handmade architectural elements, including a window sill, table platform and a swinging wall, have been placed on either side of the construction.
Visitors can walk around the structure or enter it through an opening. Inside, they see that the space is not closed but transparent. The printed fabric is so sheer that the existing gallery space appears to have been overlaid with a fictive second space. This second space seems to stand at the crossroads between reality and fiction.