As the title suggests, Lone Haugaard Madsen’s new piece for die raum is part of an ongoing ‘narrative’ that consists of a series of installations and sculptural works. Haugaard Madsen works according to the principle that the best way to exploit the full potential of an exhibition space is by turning it into an on-site studio in the days prior to the opening. In doing so, it is possible to react directly to the physical context of the exhibition space and enter a sculptural dialogue with, for example, the dimensions of the space, its aesthetics, history and social context. Raum#337 is a carefully composed testament to the physical and conceptual possibilities and limitations of die raum.
Similar to its predecessors, ‘Space no 337’ consists of an assemblage of materials — partly collected and found, and partly manufactured. The installation is a composition of materials and objects (with a potential function) — with a strong emphasis on their material character. They are remnants of earlier processes (art making, scenography), and as poetic traces of past productions they question their own status as objects and materials. When is a material considered ‘raw material’, and when is a certain material an object with a certain function — like an artwork?