Project publication Artist in Residence Studio 22 The MeetFactory Prague, 2009, 38 pages, full colour, text Tomás Pospiszyl, design Wouter Huis and Rob van de Werdt. A project by Benjamin Frankel
Stage 7: The Caretaker, Karin van Pinxteren
Karin van Pinxteren contributed ‘The Caretaker’. She simplified the work of the six previous artists into a condensed composition. The arranged objects contained several works that had been made and used by the other participants during the previous months. This residue had a strong of sense of presence.
In opposition to the objects, van Pinxteren used the physical perfection of a dead dove found on the pavement in the centre of Prague, which for a relatively short period of time had flown around and over the city. Neither element dissolved into the other and they remained separate. As ‘Caretaker’ she brought a strong moment of silence into environments where presence and inclination quickly vanish.