Flatten Image is a phrase familiar from the software
program Photoshop which refers to the command given for flattening the various
layers of a digital image, which can be manipulated separately, into the final
In this installation this principle is imposed onto an architectonic construction: the physical layers of a news kiosk, which consists of the walls and the proliferating information and advertisements on them, are flattened into an equal surface by covering everything with white panels.
The usual information with which a kiosk is covered is hidden, repressed in fact, what results in a peculiarly estranged image. The information with which we are usually bombarded is now replaced by an empty space in which new meanings can be projected, emphasizing the actual determining space of information even more dramatically.
Akademie der Künste Berlin