Kontakt (simultan)

since June 2021

Hanns Holger Rutz

An open-ended project about making contact with surfaces and organisms, taking the form of a hybrid textual-visual piece between online presence and physical installation. Both connect to an experimental observation process permanently taking place inside the studio space of Reagenz. Here, a glass plate with collected lichen fragments is irrigated and photographed four times a day, perhaps producing an extremely slow growth, that is revealed as a time series of the photographs. The recordings began in April 2021, and continue since.

A physical installation of the piece is shown on the shop window of Reagenz. Through a stereoscopic view, the extremely (infinitely?) slow growth process can be observed, visible daily from 14:00–21:00h. The most recent photography is superimposed with the state a month ago, and augmented by text annotations.