Ordnung ist das halbe Leben
(A tidy house, a tidy mind)
8 c-prints on aluminium composite
each 91 x 43″ (232 x 110 cm)
White folders stand on a white shelf. They are labelled with various numerical and lexical systems of order from all over the world. Since the viewer only knows a part of these systems, he cannot judge in every case whether the intended order has not perhaps become confused. On the other hand, he will be familiar with at least one of the systems and will therefore assume that the others are also comparable states of order. In this case, solely the order in itself remains. The material to be ordered is completely subjected to it. The system of order makes a nonsense of itself. At the same time it persists as the omnipotent governing power.