DOCUMENTA 13, 9 July – 16 September 2012,  Locations: Brain, Fredericanum Kassel / Breitenau Memorial, Guxhagen



1: A mask made in the time between 1950 to 1969 by some inhabitants or/and stuff from the former girls`reformatory of Fuldahal (Breitenau), Kassel, Author: unknown so far

Method: Paper, glue, water transformed into papier maché, painted.


2. A thought: displacement of the mask as made in the former reformatory of Breitenau to the exhibition of Documenta 13, in order to make an artistic taxi drive between those two places. To compare (cum paris _ to be with two equals), and pair together not aesthetical outputs nor artistic skills, but to adopt a certain method: namely, bricolage embodies the intention to work with the things laying around – to invent, repeat, celebrate, find, reject, communicate and/or build any aesthetic.


3. Test: Masks built in 2012 out of things found around me:

Mask 1: Trying to build a mask from a digital videocamcorder – Package

Mask 2: Trying to build a mask from a cellphone –package

Mask 3: Trying to build a mask from a tablet-computer -package

Method: Cardboard, glue and tape transformed into 3D prints

Judith Hopf