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Bed Chamber

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U5 Collective

Bed Chamber is a work from the Recreation Areas series of 1:100 miniatures of islands that mimic or suggest a place. Recreation Areas are objects of power and models to believe in. They are substitutes for places and non-places full of fantasy and memories. They can balance your life in turbulent times.

Guidance: ‘Be sure to close the gate after entering the room. On the right, take your cocktail; it contains common mugwort, valerian root, and asparagus racemosi. Sit down at the dressing table, put on lipstick 110 Rouge Pur Couture. Lay down in this bed. Inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth.’

We dream of spaces, experiences, and conditions that the real world should have. Neurologically, it makes no difference whether we dream or experience something consciously. However, we tend to believe that our dream life is separate from our waking life. Can we change the world without physically moving a single stone?

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U5 is an artist collective that opposes individual authorship and actively seeks out historical and contemporary approaches to research in art and architecture. Their focus is on approaches that go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and create thought-provoking forms of art and knowledge.

This contribution appears in the context of Protect Us From What We Want 1 inspired by Jenny Holzer, Survival Series, 1985. , taught by Berit Seidel and Helene Romakin at the chair of Philip Ursprung in 2021/2022. The seminar explored the relevance of the seminar trips as a format in architectural studies while researching possible alternatives in terms of sustainability. In the seminar we experimented with different methods and forms of hybrid travel and imagination. 


This object is part of the TACK Exhibition “Unausgesprochenes Wissen / Unspoken Knowledge / Le (savoir) non-dit”, in the section “Embodiment and Experience”.

  1. inspired by Jenny Holzer, Survival Series, 1985.