In this project the insulating ceiling-pannels which had been ordered for a sportshall, dammaged by a fire, have been stored tempoarily in the Kunsthalle, before leaving for their final destination. It is about the attempt to mesure the volume of the exhibition hall with the volume of the future ceiling. After the ending of the exhibition, the ceiling-pannels attained their original function in the sportshall.
In his short text "Des espaces autres", written for architects, Michel Foucault postulated that in the second half of the 20th century it was no longer time and history that were in the foreground; our epoch would be the "époque de l'espace": "We are in the epoch of the simultaneous, we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, in the epoch of the near and the far, of being together and apart. We are, I believe, at a point in time where the world perceives itself not so much as a great life developing through time but rather as a net, linking its points and crossing over its entanglement. (…) Nowadays placing replaces the area that had replaced localization. Placing is defined by the neighbourhood relationships between points or elements; formally they can be described as rows, trees, meshes." It is precisely these characteristics and motifs that are the key features of VOLUME/unpublished by Ilona Ruegg.