In Alicja Kwade’s Lampe (Kaiser Idell rot), 2015, each component of an original red Kaiser Idell lamp were professionally pulverized and poured into fourteen individually labelled glass jars, sitting in a display case. Precise specifications of weight and content of the itemized materials trace the industrial product back to its original materiality. As such, a Kaiser Idell lamp consists of 2079 g steel, 84.4 g plastic, 30.2 g brass, 24.3 g copper, 19.4 g glass, 13.6 g aluminium, 10.7 g ceramic, 9.1 g cotton isolation, 6.2 g external varnish, 3,8 g paper, 2.8 g internal varnish, 1.6 g rubber and 0.01 g tungsten. With this installation, Kwade presents an image of a "decomposing material world"
Lampe (Kaiser Idell rot)
steel 2079 g , plastic 84.4 g, brass 30.2 g, copper 24.3 g, glass 19.4 g, aluminium 13.6 g, ceramic 10.7 g, cotton isolation 9.1 g, external varnish 6.2 g, paper 3,8 g, internal varnish 2.8 g, rubber 1.6 g, tungsten 0.01 g, 14 jars, vitrine
130 x 172 x 33 cm
51.2 x 67.7 x 13.0 in
This work is in excellent condition with no discernible condition issues. Detailed condition report available upon request.