For the exhibition meeting point on the occasion of the council anniversary of the Kunstverein Konstanz, Hannes Egger is position his installation “Tiroler Stube” in a semi-public passage of the historic building: a residential quarter with references to the home of the council member Oswald von Wolkenstein – made up of used boards, old doors and cupboards. It is equipped with a bed, a table, several chairs and usual furnishings of a simple Hotel. During the Council, Schun’s guests hardly knew where to stay; today, with an increasing number of students and streams of tourists, the situation is a little different. Housing shortage is one of the biggest political issues in Constance. The “Tiroler Stube” wants to symbolically remedy this situation; it is a room in which one can spend a spartan and semi-public night for a day or a weekend – the free overnight stay can be booked via meetingpint-2015.eu. If the room is not occupied by guests, it can be used as an event room.
Photo: Stefan Postius