An ecologic simulation and a resource-saving auction
Michael Pinsky (*1967, Leadburn/UK-Scotland) makes the air and climate change the content of his work and especially in the exhibition at the Draiflessen Collection he focuses on sustainability as an action principle for the use of resources.
With the processual installation THE FINAL BID – which Pinsky will realise for the first time in the Draiflessen Collection – he transforms the museum into an auction hall for chairs. The largest part of our personal Co2 footprint is caused by the consumption of clothing and household goods. The artist draws attention to that fact in his performative installation and holds an auction. Chairs that are no longer used can be brought to the museum. Here they are hung on ropes in the exhibition hall and auctioned off so that they can be reused. Each bid causes a chair to rise higher. Once the ceiling is reached, the chair is sold. The performance of the bids permanently changes the sculptural structure.
| Michael Pinsky | Pollution Pods | Norway 2017 | © Michael Pinsky, Courtesy the artist | Photo: Thor Nielsen / NTNU |
| Michael Pinsky | Pollution Pods | Melbourne 2019 | © Michael Pinsky, Courtesy the artist | Photo: Michael Pinsky |
| Michael Pinsky | The Final Bid | 2022 | © Michael Pinsky, Courtesy the artist |
| Michael Pinsky | Concept Sketch, undated | © Michael Pinsky, Courtesy the artist |
| Michael Pinsky | Concept Sketch, The Final Bid | 2022 | © Michael Pinsky, Courtesy the artist |