'spade scrapes 1 - 6'

Visitations of 6 buildings by Wilhelm Riphahn, city architect, Cologne.

A common shovel used for digging holes or the moving of earth is run across the street surface outside each of the buildings present, 6 in total. When possible the spade is pushed face down and driven in front of the person, held hard against the street so-as to grind the surface. When this prohibits motion the spade is either turned over or dragged behind the person. A chalk line marks each path across the given terrain.

exhibition at koelnischerkunstverein 3.3–20.5.2007

 
 

‘Spade-Scrape 1’,
Büro- und Geschäftshaus Indanthren
Breite Straße, Köln
1938 – 1939, Modell (Maßstab 1:100)

photo Marianne Vierø

 

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‘Spade-Scrape 2’,
Seidlung Weiße Stadt
Mehrhamilienhaus mit Ladenbau
Cusanusstraße, Köln-Kalkerfeld
(Buchforst)
1929, Modell (Maßstab 1:100)

photo Marianne Vierø

 

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‘Spade-Scrape 3’,
Haus Josef Haubrich
Kämpchensweg, Köln-Müngersdorf
1951, Modell (Maßstab 1:100
)

photo Marianne Vierø

 

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‘Spade-Scrape 4’,
Blauer Hof
Wohnhofanlage, Köln-Kalkerfeld
(Buchforst)
1926 – 1927, Modell (Maßstab 1:500)

photo Marianne Vierø

 

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‘Spade-Scrape 5’,
Seidlung Weiße Stadt
Köln-Kalkerfeld
(Buchforst)
1928 – 1932, Modell (Maßstab 1:500)

photo Marianne Vierø

 

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‘Spade-Scrape 6’,
French Institute
Köln- Central
Modell (Maßstab 1:100)

photo Marianne Vierø

 

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installation view: spades which were scraped

photo: Michael Strasseburger

 

installation view: spades which were scraped

photo Marianne Vierø

 
 
 
         

 

     

installation views: photo: Michael Strasseburger