The Recovery of Discovery
2011
Installation at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, March 27 - May 22, 2011
72 000 bottles "Efes" beer
167.32 x 472.44 x 314.96 inches
Similarly to the relocation of the Pergamon Altar, 72 000 bottles of beer of the brand Efes, whose name makes the most of the mythology of the ancient Greek city of Efes, have been transported from Turkey to Germany. The cardboard boxes filled with bottles form the even steps of the pyramid. By using the monument – by climbing the sculpture and drinking the beer – its destruction is already initiated. The barbaric removal of single architectural elements that have been transported from their original location to Berlin, embodies both the concept of displacement and a tourist colonialism.