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Chapter Four, Room Entrance, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Detail, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Detail, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Exhibition View, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Exhibition View, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Detail, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Detail, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Detail, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019
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Chapter Four, Bathroom, photograph by Andre Germar, 2019

August 2019

in collaboration with Kunstverein Langenhagen

 

ROOMS TO LET regularly bring back the displayed objects and issues specific to the investigated sites in order to connect them with the production site of Hanover – a constant shift of perspective that raises new questions again and again from an altered point of view.

 

Chapter Two takes place in a chain hotel. For Chapter Four, the Leonardo Hotel Hannover Airport offers a perfect synthesis of internationality and local artistic discussion. Langenhagen and the Leonardo Hotel Hannover Airport constitute a location that is difficult to grasp hold of, a site of shifted perspective par excellence.

On the one hand a little piece of Hanover, and simultaneously an international air-travel hub: as many as eight million passengers per year can take off and land at Hannover Langenhagen Airport; with three terminals, 88 check-in counters, 20 gates and an underground rail station, the airport can be considered to be the transitory site of Lower Saxony.

In the framework of a collaboration with the  Kunstverein Langenhagen ROOMS TO LET infiltrate a hotel room at that site with one of their referential systems. The atmosphere of the chain hotel sharpens the awareness of the hotel space as a space of transit. The often perceptible endeavor of owners to impart to the site a whiff of personality gives the guest a feeling, although an outsider, of nonetheless being ushered into a sort of personal structure. The design guidelines for chain hotels standardize intimacy and atmosphere even while precisely calculating profits.

 

ROOMS TO LET move into a hotel room which, in addition to having a bed that can be pivoted upward into the wall, is especially equipped for small business meetings and offers the corresponding service. New works by the artists, sculptural narrations, and documentary found pieces from Ulaanbaatar and Hiroshima encounter the fundamental sitelessness of the airport hotel.

They work with the atmosphere of the location and develop sculptural interventions out of clearly selected statements that are both delicate and brutal. The artists pile up a chaos of objects in the bathroom: bright, hysterical and at the same time tasty. The composition gives rise to an aura that is energized with instability.

 

Visitors to this artistic presentation are conveyed by the airport shuttlebus to the hotel; the transfer from the Kunstverein Langenhagen is a part of the project.