"Über Fließ Band", 2011Glue paint on paper, approx 270cm x 500cm
Paste Paper is a traditional european technique for decorating paper, whose earlier documented existence - the back side of playing cards - dates to the beginning of the 15th century. It was widely used for book covers, endpapers and for lining furniture. Originally part of the book binding trade, it’s production was later organized in manufactories and religious communities and was eventually replaced by industrial techniques.
The different designs are each based on a fixed set of movements, that is repeated mechanically. the pattern emerges as traces of the movements on the paper. For the drawing "Über Fließ Band" a historic pattern from around 1770 was performed for exactly 8 hours, referring to a 9 to 5 working day.