Five thousand English firebricks
175 x 500 x 380 cm.
Made up of five thousand English firebricks in a range of colours, from ochre to violet, Zeitnot is an unstable and temporary construction in which the bricks are simply placed next to one another or overlap to create a singular, hard-to-describe shape, that is part sandcastle, part bunker, and part fantastical construction. The title refers to an international term for a chess move, combining the German word “zeit” (time) and the English word “not”; it refers to the final move of a player who has run out of time to make his final move.
Courtesy the artist, Collezione Maramotti Reggio Emilia and Magazzino, Rome