Wulf Walter Boettger / Group XXII, Apr 06 - Sep 06
9/6/06 to 9/10/06
MAK Center at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA
Identifying the conflict between Los Angeles’ emphasis on beauty and the omnipresent expectations of apocalypse, Boettger attempted to grasp this dialect in "Trauma (n) Desire." In the first part of his project, he focused on an intricate, anatomical drawing from 1690 by Govaert Bidloo which featured the dissection of a head cleft by trauma. Using architectural animation software and 3-D printing technology, he created a model derived from Bidloo’s drawing. As a complement, Boettger employed the silicone material used to simulate skin in life-size “love dolls” as a covering for the interior walls at the Schindler House. In the presence of a naked doll, the “skin” materials exploited an artificial material to add an animated, tactile dimension to Schindler’s spaces.