Artworks
Participatory project
August 2010- December 2014, 62m2
Installation
1996
Participatory Performance
Audio Installation
20 minutes played once each hour
2013

Das Fundbuero -- 1000 Little Things

ART/SOUND INSTALLATION
Variable
2015
Installation
Variable Dimensions, Shrine is ca. 36 x 40 x 20"
2006

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  • Monica Sheets updated the Artwork Rite of Passage
    An exploration of an individual's relationship to a social institution/role. How do you find your own response to what is handed down to you?
  • Stimmen der Ruhmeshalle (Voices of the Hall of Fame) examined contemporary German identity through a conversation between 4 colossal statues of the German virtues: Tapferkeit (Bravery), Glaubenstärke (Steadfast Belief), Opferbereitschaft (Readiness to Sacrifice) and Volkskraft (Ethnic Strength). The script was created from interviews and a survey of German citizens, then performed by voice actors. The audio was played in the Ruhmeshalle of the Völkershlachtdenkmal during the 200th anniversary …
  • Work in progress/full-size maquettes from Das Fundbuero - Branch Office
  • Monica Sheets updated the Artwork Last Train Out
    Last Train Out is a devotional shrine to the Rust Belt, the former industrial heart of the US. The shrine, made from quartersawn oak, encases relics from the region – glass, coal, steel, aluminum, iron and rubber – and a Simplex “Tombstone” time clock. Visitors are invited to contribute objects, letters, etc. in memory of the Rust Belt and its people.
  • Work in progress/full-size maquettes from Das Fundbuero - Branch Office
  • Stimmen der Ruhmeshalle (Voices of the Hall of Fame) examined contemporary German identity through a conversation between 4 colossal statues of the German virtues: Tapferkeit (Bravery), Glaubenstärke (Steadfast Belief), Opferbereitschaft (Readiness to Sacrifice) and Volkskraft (Ethnic Strength). The script was created from interviews and a survey of German citizens, then performed by voice actors. The audio was played in the Ruhmeshalle of the Völkershlachtdenkmal during the 200th anniversary …
  • Work in progress/full-size maquettes from Das Fundbuero - Branch Office
  • Monica Sheets updated the Artwork Last Train Out
    Last Train Out is a devotional shrine to the Rust Belt, the former industrial heart of the US. The shrine, made from quartersawn oak, encases relics from the region – glass, coal, steel, aluminum, iron and rubber – and a Simplex “Tombstone” time clock. Visitors are invited to contribute objects, letters, etc. in memory of the Rust Belt and its people.
  • The Leipziger Zentrale was a meeting space, reading room and exhibition and event space. It was located in Lindenau, a neighborhood for industrial workers during the GDR. The Zentrale began as an individual effort, quickly growing to become a collaborative project and neighborhood fixture. The Zentrale created a platform for individuals to reflect on their experiences in the GDR and how these have shaped them and continue to be relevant today. Our motto was that each person is the expert on the…
  • The Free Speech Surrogate offers the opportunity to use constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech without fear of reprisal. First performed as part of the UnConvention on Peavy Plaza in Minneapolis, a second edition took place in November and December of 2008 in Weimar, Germany. In each case, people could submit a statement of any length which was read aloud at scheduled times during the run of the performance.