Muted Fanfare for the Shy (Prop)

2013
Kinetic sculpture made of recycled greenhouse canvas mounted on metal structure, motor, computer kit, cables
34 x 210 x 110 cm

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ShirinSabahiThisDearExpanse05The sculpture is a replica of a greenhouse blind made of a piece of a used blind, installed in one of the greenhouses in Wilhelma botanical garden in Stuttgart, where the eponymous film was shot. The curtain opens and closes at 90-minute intervals, regardless of the light changes in the room.

Title from Farnoosh Fathi’s book of poems Great Guns (Canarium Books: 2013)
Installation documentation by Angus Leadley Brown

Exhibitions:
Borrowed Scenery, Edith-Russ-Haus (Oldenburg 2018, solo)
Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Altes Finanzamt (Berlin 2014, solo)
Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Narrative Gallery (London 2013, duo exhibition w. Patrik Aarnivaara)