Lampe (Kaiser Idell), 2014

Photo: Roman März

Lampe (Kaiser Idell), 2014

Photo: Roman März

Lampe (Kaiser Idell), 2014

Photo: Roman März

In a display case, labelled glass jars with pulverized contents are presented. In this series, Kwade had different objects - a bicycle, a radio, a lamp or a clock - separated into component parts and then professionally pulverized in a lengthy process. The ground components with a particle size of 0.5 mm, the size of a grain of sand, were poured into the various glass jars. Precise specifications of the weight and contents of the itemized materials trace the industrial product back to its original materiality. With this installation, Kwade presents an image of a ‘decomposing material world.’