Does This Trolley Sleep at Night?


trolley, cardboard, wood, canvas and rope   I   250 x 120 x 100cm   I   Chemnitz 2019







Once a year, the Begehungen art festival invites its visitors to initiate debates about selected themes by means of art. In 2019, the subject of the festival was Rausch and the festival, including the exhibition took place in the former brewery Braustolz in Chemnitz. Twenty artworks were selected to be presented including my site specific sculpture titled Does this Trolley Sleep at Night? A short poem inspired by the interior and the old trolley found in the brewery was written and presented as part of the sculpture.





Does This Trolley Sleep at Night?

an abandoned and desolate place
where you can rarely see a human face
where old life seems absent
transformed into memories
and remembrance of things past


lie in the dust
fill an empty silos
flow inside the dry pipes


the beer
once made here
now makes no one drunk
but every smell, taste, sound
still lives – permeates everything
doors, floors, crates


a rusty trolley
useless , drunken, intoxicated
lies here
carrying the weight
of a heavy world that once existed
and is no more