miele

Radlwall

The walls of the Chauvet Cave in southern France displays some of the earliest known human drawings dating approximately 30.000 - 32,000 years BC.

Since then countless walls of any kind has been build to separate inside and outside, light and darkness, private and public, friends and enemies, civilization and barbarism, prosperity and poverty, and many of them are bearing the signs of messages and communication, wall writings and graffiti, commercial and political announcements, declarations of love and obscure menacing tribal messages, billboards and video displays. 

Kengo Kuma’s building for Miele in Omotesando is made of walls, walls out of wood, glass, stone bricks, concrete and Kuma is a master in mixing these materials to get very intriguing subtle patterns. When the idea came up to organize an exhibition about my work in this building I knew that I didn’t want to use it simply as a container but I wanted to interact with his architecture.

I thought to change the perception of the building covering the four-storied concrete walls of the light court with my works. This installation somehow is metaphorically opening a giant window to look through on a graphical multicolored world.

Christoph Radl