Detours by Erika Hock
Detours by Erika Hock
A boardgame-like object in a slipcase documenting a public
installation by the German artist Erika Hock on the façade
of the Institute for Urban History, Recklinghausen in Germany.

Text from the publication:
Sometimes a detour is the better way to reach your
destination. Unexpected vistas and unplanned encounters
are possible on an unforeseen route — sometimes the journey
even ends somewhere completely different than expected.
In any case, the detour has a worse reputation than it
deserves. This can be seen impressively in Erika Hock’s work
Detours on the façade of the Institute for Urban History:
powder-coated stainless-steel tubes in red, yellow, green
and blue run across the outer walls of the building, each
ending in round acrylic glass lights. Here, Hock explicitly
proposes to question the linear progression of time and,
through the exterior design, offers a historiography for the
interior that does not always have to follow the usual paths.

Author: Erika Hock
Year: 2024
Dimensions: 64 x 24 cm
Cover: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-9916-9817-7-1
Found in: Art  Exhibitions