chock hard chrome plated
40 x 20,5 x 20,5 cm
Installationview kjubh, Cologne
The manufacturing industry distinguishes between decorative and functional electroplating (galvanotechnic): the decorative applies to the chrome plating of steel furniture for example whilst the functional serves the prevention of corrosion.Both of these properties are united for „I want you to find something which is certain” – a wheel chock, deformed, broken, useless, yet it appears almost perfect.One suspects the corrosion under the immaculate surface that is eating away at the metal, but through its new coat, it has been stopped in its tracks. Time has been stopped, its purpose invalidated. Is the chock pretending, by mirroring away?
Text Corina Hein