Violet Lodge


When does a relict become a relic?

Relicts are leftovers from the past, there is history to them, which shall be kept in a memory. Historic reference samples turn into devotional objects, because they have emotions attached to them. They can be found anywhere in daily life: the baby teeth of the firstborn, the first baby shoes, the ringlet of the loved one, remainders of great-great-grandmother’s lace stole.

‘Violet Lodge’ was shown in Vienna (2005), Bethlehem (2006) and Reichenau an der Rax (2016) in different site-specific installations.