Andreas Kopp | The Rembrandt Lounge

Portable War Memorial #2
This installation for the Wandelhalle / Forum for the Arts e.V. and institute francais in Cologne leads the portable war memorial of Edward Kienholz (1968, Museum Ludwig, Cologne on into a serial structure. On the borderline between world of the living and underworld, or upper and lower deck a Marine, resembling Duerer´s Melancholiae is watching the monitor, where flash-news-like images of the Desastres of War, Francisco Goya are lightning up, backdating the memorial line into the past.
ca. 1100 x 210 x 110 cm, videotape, monitor, wires, neon tubes, wood, enamel on cut-through zink-plated metal sheets, 2003