Silk screen printed ceramic tiles
370 m², overall
Sourcing the colors red, yellow, and blue from architect Hans Hofmann's original design for the Klubhaus from the 1950s, Tobias Rehberger's proposal explores how our perception of aesthetic and stylistic conditions changes over time.
- Zurich, Klubhaus
© 2020 Tobias Rehberger
Image copyright: Luca Zanier
Moving in vertical waves across the walls of level K1, Rehberger's pattern is formed by dynamic color gradients. Following the principal of socioarcheological excavation, the saturation of each color changes in parallel with the depth of the tiles. At approximately 5 cm high, all white parts of the pattern form the surface of the tile arrangement. As the installation progresses downward, the colors increase in saturation. The tiles end with a depth of approximately 1 cm for the most saturated red, pale yellow, and blue. Creating an archeology of colors, Rehberger's approach to the Klubhaus' original color scheme finds its equivalent in a spatial dimension.