The installation Armlängenanzug (“Arm’s Length Suit”) is a reaction to a statement made by the Mayor of Cologne Reker, who in the context of the mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve 15/16 at Cologne Central Station advised women to always keep an arm’s length between themselves and strangers. The piece highlights the inherent absurdity of this statement. It was created as part of the seminar “What Part of No Don’t You Understand?”, a course devoted to the issue of sexualised violence at universities and in everyday life, and was displayed during the summer exhibition, blocking the path so that visitors were forced to walk around it.

nettle cloth
filling material
nylon thread