As part of its program SCHIRN RE:SET, which already saw the presentation of Thomas Hirschhorn’s installation “Double Garage” and Jonathan Meese’s “Képi Blanc,” the Schirn now shows the Swiss artist Costa Vece’s work “La fin du monde.” Video sequences taken from such films as Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” or Godfrey Reggio’s “Koyaanisqatsi” will be projected in two different directions from the top a 9 m high lighthouse made of cardboard boxes gathered from the garbage of supermarkets and industrial production plants by the artist.

The used and discarded boxes reveal traces of their global origins, routes of transport, and former functions. By converting them into components of an artwork, they are removed from the anonymous sphere of the circulation of commodities and transferred into a local context.