N.Lichtig, Blank Spots, frottage on canvas, theatre light and sound, notes, 2021 — ongoing

Blank Spots is a series of frottages (imprints) taken in various European locations: Bremen and Berlin, Germany; Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier, France; and Zamość and Poznań Poland. Frottages from new locations will be added over time to this ongoing piece. Each is a place where a crime has taken place, such as the Reichsbahnbunker in Berlin, the Fargebunker near Bremen, and the Camps de Milles near Aix-en-Provence. The artist has cleaned the floor with fabric or copied the structure of the floor through a rubbing process. As an installation, the frottages are arranged horizontally. Theatre lights, guided by the sound of breath, show them under different lighting conditions.The installation is augmented by a selection of notes.

2021 in: Drift, Art and Dark Matter, curated by Sunny Kerr, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston, Canada.


The work has been developped from 2018/19 on. It has been made possible by the support of Susanne Prinz, director of Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Pirkko Husemann, director of the theatre Schwankhalle, Bremen, the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, and the Queen's University, Kingston.

Installation and performance light programming: Jürgen Kääriäinen. Soundmastering: Christian Bouyjou.