Space Shifters
Hayward Gallery, London, 2018

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower

WELTENLINIE, 2017

Installation view at Hayward Gallery, London
Photo: Mark Blower


SPACE SHIFTERS

In her large-scale installation WeltenLinie (2017) – which in Space Shifters takes over almost the entirety of one of Hayward’s lower galleries – nothing is quite what it seems. Using double-sided mirrors and carefully placed, paired objects, the artist achieves the illusion of sudden and surprising material transformations. As we move around and through Kwade’s steel-framed structure, the way we read and understand the objects within it shifts dramatically, depending on our perspective.