Sawn out of a wooden panel made of rough box wood, measuring, 64,0 x 61,5 cm, 3 cm thick, (Edition of 10), 2013
The short passage „Nobody buys or sells anything there“ is taken from a 15th century text, the “Sterfboeck” (Death Book), 1491—a practical guide and philosophy with the aim of showing how to behave to reach the right place in the afterlife. The text contains many more fantastic prophecies. The frame is a monument to longing which Kant defines as “an empty wish” (here the empty frame) and as “able to destroy the time between the desire and fulfilling that desire.*
* Immanuel Kant on anthropology and pedagogy: Schriften zur Anthropologie und Pädagogik, Leipzig 1839, p. 276.