kurt Schwitters – Merzbau

kurt Schwitters – Merzbau

I found myself in the process of marking my space in the studio. Taking control of how much light enters the space, I blocked out the light and created a suspended ceiling with curved sides.

It was an attempt to create a more appropriate space to assist in my projections. So I hope its suited to the job.

Kurt Schwitters created what he called his greatest living work, the ‘Merzbau’, a space with 3-D structures growing from the floor, ceiling and projecting out of the walls. In this altered space he created his so called merz paintings, and merz sculptures up until 1937.

Merz is a snippet of the German word for commerce, Commerz!

Image information: The Hannover Merzbau by Kurt Schwitters. Photo by Wilhelm Redemann, 1933. From MoMA website

 

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