2009 (detail)

Installation: photography, paste-up, slide-projection, bronze plaque.

In the late 1940s, the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein spent a winter in Dublin, a fact which is testified by a bronze plaque in the Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin. In search of possible meeting points between Wittgenstein and Gertrude Stein this installation was realised: during research on absence and presence, time and space and habits of dealing with biographies, heritage and history, the act of meeting stood centrally. A possible answer to this canonical question was a newly casted bronze, which deals with the impossibility of their meeting at that very moment in time. Shown at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2009; Return Gallery, Dublin, 2010.

Photos: Arne Maasik