Besitzarbeit I: Gesamtbesitz, 1996, installation view at Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg,
February 1996

For the first work in the series Besitzarbeiten, the artist fully moved into a studio workspace of the art academy. He brought along everything that was in his possession at the time: the contents of his apartment, items that had been lent out to friends, and the belongings left behind at his parents’ house. Once sorted, all items were recorded in a photographic inventory, after which an effort was made to reduce to essentials, followed by the decision to move to a different city.