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FOR STRENGTHNING

THE AWARENESS
OF THE POPULATION
FOR THE STATE OF
BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG

FOR STRENGTHNING

OF THE SOCIETY’s  ACCEPTANCE
AND RECOGNITION 
FOR THE STATE OF
BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG

FOR STRENGTHNING

THE QUALIFIED FUNCTIONS
OF YOUNG ARTISTS






Please, open the lid, put it down on the right below.
Put on gloves,
cut the edible notes as required
and consume.
Please put the gloves and scissors back
and close the lid.

Ingredients for the wafer:
Potato starch, water, vegetable oil
Black food ink: water, ethanol, carrier: prophylenglycol E 1520
Coloring: azorubin E 122, brilliant blue FCF E 133, tatrazin E) gluten-free




"Zur Stärkung"
„To Strengthen“
Object, 2 parts, 2010


1 Edible Note   (printed, hand signed, in A 3 acrylic frame)
1 Consumer-Set  (40 x 40 wooden box with a removable acrylic glass                  lid,59 printed and hand signed edible notes,                  scissors, white cotton gloves,instructions)


“To Strengthen” is the result of an announcement from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art for the exhibition “60 years of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg”.
It consists of an edible note in an acrylic glass frame, a consumption-set with 59 edible notes for visitors, with no evidence as to the effects on the consumer. The 59 notes for visitors to eat To Strengthen lie stacked in a wooden box. Putting on the gloves for hygienic reasons and cutting of the notes by the visitor gives the feeling of doing a ritual performance. By eating the notes, the aim of the Ministry is reached: the internalization of their intention by the visitors. The amount of consumption documents the demand for strengthening. The 60th edible note, the “Jubilee-Note”, should not be eaten, it remains whole.






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