Hey It's Me
'Oh Hey It's Me' was a
site-specific exhibition in the context of the exhibition series 'Antichambre'
in Hotel friends at Worringer Platz in Düsseldorf, curated by Wilko
Austerman and supported by the council of Düsseldorf. The exhibition
took place between July 2105 and January 2016 in seven guestrooms of
the hotel, as well as in the hallways and at the front of the building.
In every room one could find a
framed photo (20x30cm, ugly cheap frame) of the view from outside the
window from the specific hotel room; a photo in the guest book with the
knee of the artist on it, taken from the bed in the specific hotel room
and showing the exhibition on the walls that took place before this
exhibition; screen prints in the bathrooms of the hotel rooms showing
the people working in the hotel, and replacing photocopies of a black
and white photo of Twiggy, in the same style.
reception guest could take their free postcards with the front of the
hotel on it, in the hallways there was a photo of the hall carpet and
the artists' toe on it, as well as little signs refering to art work
that wasn't the artists', at the entrance, close to the security
camera's there were hanging screen prints based on photos made with the
security cams (ca. 50x40cm, carboard found at the garbage).
every room of the hotel rooms available for the exhibition a new work
was made. Among others: a series of photos from closed shops around the
hotel (seris of 6 photos, 20x30cm); a series of screen prints showing
celebrities like Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber in famous hotel
situations (40x50cm, on cardboard); prizes with Xtube-url's refering to
videos about 'being alone in a hotel room' and two cuddly toys with
white on white printed headlines of dating websites from people living
closer than 500 meters from the hotel on it; screen prints with
Youtube-adresses refering to songs about hotel rooms (Yoko Ono, Amanda
Lear, The Knife); screen prints with poisonous flowers (40x50cm, on
During the opening: