Reconstruction. 1970
Print on paper, felt pen

Preparatory materials for an unrealised project. In 1970 Peter Weibel looked into the possibility of reconstructing historical spaces (1st, 2nd, and 3rd class dining rooms on the first transatlantic liners, sanitary rooms in the 18th century hospitals) and events (experiments of Lavoisier, Michelson-Morley, or Marcel Duchamp) in contemporary gallery spaces. The past was to be repeated like a theater play (we now know it as historical reenactment). Vienna Galleries did not support the project, however, Peter Weibel did reenact the making of Marcel Duchamp’s 3 stoppages étalon in his video performance.

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