Overview from the diplomas’ second exhibition room (main public hall from the art academy) and details from the 13 heated glass panes.
13 of the Pinakothek’s glass panes were brought in the oven from the glass workshop. The infrared glue did foam with the heat and hardened between the four layers of security glass. Each one of the glass panes received a different treatment : more or less heat in the oven and more or less assaulted during the installation process.
The installation was abandoned before the opening.
Working in progress thanks to the viewer, that space is a public space, open days and nights in the heart of the academy. More graffitis appeared on the walls during the exhibition time next to the glass pieces, nothing against the glass… I brought to burst some of the security glass panes.
One glass pane, brought to a high temperature shortly before the opening, did loose its infrared glue and dripped on the floor, releasing slowly all of its content.
Playing with “mythics” and real degradations recently “commited” in the art academy, the installation remained untouched by the visitors during 10 days.