Background photograph credits left to right:
- Tea Panzihua (Sichuan), China 1998
-Francesco Vezzoli, Veruschka, La bienalle di Venezia, Venzia Italy 2001
-Zavier Le Roy, Berlin Biennale, Berlin Germany 1998
-Arki Nobuyoshi, Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Japan 1999
-6th Caribbean Biennial, flower St. Kitts Caribbean 1999
I am writing to u from Solitude studio 26 where, I am sorry to say your stone has been long missing.
Since I regularly travel with stones which I have collected in different parts of the world, I thought to simply write 26 in permanent marker on a large crystal stone from Genova and leave it here to keep the spirit alive. I know it’s not the same, I apologize that someone took your original from its home ::((
I attached photos below.
This stone is a part of an art project by Kristina Estell, and I guess every studio in Haus II has one. Many times I read a letter from the artist where she describes her concept and asks a person who lives in the studio to send her the documentation how this stone was used. It was a pity for me because I really like this idea, but I looked at my stone on an upper bookcase and knew that I never use it. When I leave the studio, the stone will be on that place and state as at the beginning.
But it happened. Naturally, I didn’t expect and may be this magic Kristina meant.
I put a stone on a white paper
something that yet exists, real and in this case physical
in a flash it becomes just a document
invisible emotion and dust of memory
that everyone can feel but never knows
what it was in the reality
- Tania Arcimovic