OPEN
2016site-specific installation/photography
No current flows through the cable, the LED letters are flashing neither blue nor red or green, but are staring sadly into the distance. The sign „open“ is representative of the capitalist „golden“ West with its permanent availability of consumer goods. However, since these signs are mostly found in shops where low-quality products are offered,simultaneously they stand for the non-redeeming of the capitalist promise to the “good life”. The sign was temporarily installed at the border crossing from Hungary to Austria. After the fall of the “Iron Curtain”, the expansion of the EU and the Schengen area and the temporary opening for refugees in the summer of 2015, fences are now being built again and open borders are being closed..