The 40 page poem To Duration by Peter Handke is reduced to ashes, and only partially readable through fragments. In this installation the pages on which the poem is printed are split. One part is installed in a corner of the building that is hardly accessible. The text lies lies around in the same way that objects lie around without being seen or used in a house whose inhabitants are absent because of a holiday or during the week when daily duties are being met. Or imagine the museum outside opening hours, when the doors are closed and the lights are off, but the objects are on display nonetheless. There is a heightened sense of continuity when I think about them continuing their existence without being seen.
The other part of the poem is included in the exbition space and finds its place among other works. Every door that opens or person passing brings this part of the text closer to the brink of disappearance, evoking the idea that each gaze could be the last to read what is printed here.