Thursday, 15 June 2017

Art Unlimited 2017 | FORT - Leck

For their work Leck the Berlin based art duo FORT (Alberta Niemann and Jenny Kropp) used the complete furnishings of a branch of former German chain store Schlecker that was completely shut down in Germany in 2012. It was not only an economic but also a personal disaster as all 50'000 employees were dismissed and abandoned.
The store is completely empty and seems dead but the checkout belt runs aimlessly, creating a constant mechanical noise.
We like this critical work a lot as it is very thought-provoking and for us walking through the store was disturbing as it is something very unnatural to walk through a completely empty store.

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