Double Entendre – Reason Grows

dispersion paint on glass
250 x 890 cm

The installation Double Entendre in Vienna’s Karlsplatz passage comprises two texts. The enormous letters of these texts are cut out and provide a view on to the metro tracks, the hurrying passengers, the arriving and departing trains. These diasystemic texts allow the possibility of being executed in English or in German whereby – depending on how they are read – mean something different in each language. As image the installation brought to attention a little-heeded public space, but the text’s double meaning rendered absurd the mention of such ‘ponderous’ themes as reason, time, and future.