Sink

Installation

1992

Soap, metal stands

65 x 50 x 95 cm each

 

  • 3sinks
  • Sink1
  • Sink2
  • Sink3

The work features a series of sinks made of hard washing-soap formed in a soap factory. Three people (Juliane Winkelmann, Markus Stangl, Wolfgang Weileder) were prepared to have their washbasin replaced by one made of soap. The test persons were to use their washbasin for as long as they wished or for a long as was possible. After an average period of nine months, the blocks of soap began to crack and leak. Each piece of soap bears the name of the person who used it and is exhibited exactly in the condition in which it was returned. This usage left behind very different, incisive tracks.