Breadboard Construction-Marilyn

Artist: Michael Sailstorfer
installation | 2004

Michael Sailstorfer’s inclination toward architectural alchemy questions the historic dynamic of function. The artist appropriates objects with clear and practical purposes – sheds, lampposts, bus stops, and cars – to rearticulate them into other forms that are ironically distorted and highly dysfunctional. For Breadboard Construction-Marilyn (2004), Sailstorfer transforms discarded industrial ventilators, grids and wood planks from the former fish warehouse Casa Ciriza in Pasaia into a hybrid and open-ended stage that announces these former artefacts as an expressive composite structure.


Manifesta 5 | 2004.06.11 - 2004.09.30 | Arteleku(San Sebastián, Spain) | Casa Ciriza(San Sebastián, Spain) | Koldo Mitxelena(San Sebastián, Spain) | Kubo Kutxa Kursaal | Museo San Telmo(San Sebastián, Spain) | Ondartxo(San Sebastián, Spain) | San Sebastián | Soto del Aquarium(San Sebastián, Spain)