Your Desktop Is Your Balcony, 2021
Your desktop and your interior can be understood,
in a very general sense, as the locations of experiences
and negotiations, of the 21st Century. In its desired form
they are the places where personal identities are formed.
I do not have a balcony but my window to the outside world
is the desktop, while the interior of my home is committed
to the idea, that it not only mirrors my contemporary life,
more importantly, it plays a role constructing it. This exterior
party is an information to my physical and digital interior
condition in pandemic times.
“The increasing levels of complexity that characterise
realised, represented and idealised interiors in early
20st Century private and public spaces suddenly seem
unproblematic, however, until they are considered
alongside the implications for the interior of the
concept ‘virtual space’.Perhaps in that context, in which new
inside and outside spaces can be accesses through computer
screen - which can be viewed at home, at work, in the gym,
in the garden, in an aeroplane or on the top of a mountain - the idea of
modernity, of the separate spheres, and above all of the
modern interior, cease to have any meaning.”
Quoting Penny Sparke from the book The Modern Interior (2008)
plans, designs, writes, and talks about physical and digital space. Currently cocurator and codesigner of Total Space at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, curator of GROP solo show of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon at Von Bartha Basel, curator of Workspace in Progress at Museum of Applied Art Cologne, curator-at-large of the Maastricht Institute of Arts and columnist of Things Might at Arts of the Working Class magazine.