N.Lichtig, Blank Spots — frottages (canvas dust, dirt, oil), approximately 170x180cm each, light and sound looped, variable length, notes (stack of recto verso inkjet prints, unique print each, letter format), 2021 — ongoing

The frottages are made on floors of places that have a history which is not necessarily spoken about, places where a crime has taken place, e.g. the Reichsbahn Bunker in Berlin, the Farge Bunker next to Bremen, and the Camps de Milles next to Aix-en-Provence. As an installation the frottages are laid out horizontally, and spotlights— guided by the sound of breath, are showing them in different lightings. Notes are edited during the time the work is shown, approximately one a day, and can be taken with, from a stack. As a trace of the installation, the frottages are shown separately, on stretchers, accompanied 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.