Sets for the Collective Leisurepark

> german version

Installation, 1995/96
(wall with different sets on blistered cardboards, mixed media,
peg-board, 220 cm x 410 cm x 20 cm )
All-Work-No-Play is divided into three categories of work. The German terms of "Erinnerungsarbeit", "Trauerarbeit" and "Beziehungsarbeit".
The category "Erinnerungsarbeit" includes kits which offer you material for commemorative celebrations. These sets are intended to assist the celebration and commemoration of certain historical events. e.g. 'D-Day-Set' (No. 10), 'Reunification-Day-Set' (No. 90) or major personal experiences, e.g. ' Birchday-Set' (No. 1), 'Coming-Out-Day-Set' (No. 7) or 'Wedding-Day-Set' (No.30).
The category "Trauerarbeit" encompasses sets which are designed to help you overcome your loss of things, people, feelings and conditions, or which, through the process of active bereavement, allow you to become involved in a state of sorrow. Thus, the Lost-Job-Set' provides basic equipment and a simple opportunity to earn money. Likewise the 'Lost-Childhood-Set' (No.62) , 'Lost-Inspiration-Set' (No. 13), 'Lost-Key-Set' (No.17), 'Lost-Love-Set' (No.11), 'Lost-Illusion-Set' (No. 24) and so on.
The "Beziehungsarbeit" category comprises sets with utensils designed for all situations of human intercourse. These include suggestions for maintaining social norms, like the 'Say-Sorry-Set' (No. 15), while others provide ideas and material for new patterns of encounter, e.g. the "lgnoring-Set" (No.3), 'Smooth-Sailor-Set' (No. 6) and avantgardistic forms of sport - the 'Mickey-Mousing-Set' (No. 5) - which really add spice to the urban way of life.

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