The figures of poplar and oak with a chalk ground, some painted
119 × 102 × 129 cm
Stage of crate plywood, 4 m in diameter and 56 cm tall
Colored light and sound recording/projection
In the exhibition Runge Today: Constructed Emotion, Observable Time, at the Kunsthaus, Hamburg, 2011
The work consists of a group of three figures; they represent a scene, a sequence of movement that has been paused for a moment.
The scene alludes to the chapter “1907” in the novel The Years (1937) by Virginia Woolf.
This sculptural ensemble has been worked out to be seen from all sides and stands in no …
Beginning with the novel Jacob’s Room (1922), Virginia Woolf sought to make the spatialization of time one of the core ideas of her work.
A film is shown with the ensemble. A camera is seen circling the tableau in the dark. This trip into darkness is interrupted at irregular intervals when the scene is lit for three seconds. When it is tart, a voice reads texts. They are commentaries on the three figures of the novel Woolf made in letters.