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The Shower Piece

The Shower Piece


1995
Duende, Rotterdam.
In collaboration with Peter Fillingham


The Shower Piece is a reconstruction of the shower of Arno van Roosmalen, city curator at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the first guest invited by REST. He lived in the studio of one of the initiators for three weeks, studying, experiencing and describing a selection of art works, texts and music. He also invited guests to talk about the concept of the project. There was no publicity made; after this period he talked about REST and its impact during lectures at art-schools and artist-run-spaces.
The Shower Piece is a copy of his shower at home, for him the only place to think and to reflect. It was fully operative during REST. After REST The Shower Piece was shown as a 'non functional' object at Cubitt Gallery in London and DePaviljoens, Almere.
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