"Straps", Installation, 2009
The triangular structure Beatrice Jugert fastened to the façade of the building is based on the neo-Babylonian cuneiform symbol for “temple façade/ house”. The red banners cover the graffiti and refer back to the basic architecture. At the same time a new meaning emerges, the “Straps Idee” (“suspender idea”, a pun in German, as it correlates with “Schnapsidee” or “crackpot idea”). Beatrice Jugert slips a suspender-belt on to the house bearing the holy name of Mary. This humorous redefinition of the structure allows the artist to transform an old ideogram into a frivolous saint. The use of a word in the language defines its meaning, making it come alive.
An exhibition with works by Beatrice Jugert is on display at General Public parallel to the festival.
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