Katharina Heilein: Change of use
9th March to
1st April 2000
What defines the use of a space? A water tank can become
a swimming pool. An appartment, an art gallery. Imagination
can subvert the expected. Through looking, one can encounter
Submit your proposals to the authorities now for a
"Change of use".
Heilein has been constructing, researching and imagining the transformation
of spaces into ideal places for all. Patents, plans, models are
all combined in her practice.
promise in Art and the Art of Promise are ongoing subjects in my
practice, in the sense that the work speaks about what could be
"just there", dreaming action within the sphere of the banal and
everyday, where common interests refuse the dictates of the pre-ordained
and the official use of things.
try to use the particular "other" of an artwork to indicate and
promise more "otherness" in the Real, thereby giving evidence about
the similarities rather than the differences between art and other
a series of models and photographs, water tanks found on top of
New York's roofs and in London's City fringe and Bermondsey are
subject to conversions into spaces available to the public for business
Katharina Heilein, statement
show received coverage in Building Design Magazine.