Flora Zimmeter

Under Cover

2012, Screen print on hand made paper, 2012, Print size 55 x 84 cm, Paper size 70 x 100 cm
Exhibition view Zeitkunstgalerie Kitzbühel, 2013/14

All sorts of protective covers turn ordinary things into temporary monuments, prompting the beholder to re-create the hidden object in his mind’s eye, challenging his memory as well as his capacity for imagination. This bestows trivia with unexpected charm. The fall of the folds of the fabric can be reminiscent of a toga and associations with reclining figures, guards, animals… are conjured up.
Even lawnmowers and fire hydrants have a romantic flair when the fabric veiling them is flooded with sunlight.