There are caravans which claim more space than they can occupy. Instead of circumscribing space, they expand it by mere displacement, by extending walls from walls and by unfolding into that which still surrounds them, too. Interior and exterior are not only produced as continually renewed forms here, but also figured as caught up in a constant re-negotiation of relationships. Where such arrangements are clustered within an urban space, their nomadic constructions seem to run up against the supposed solidity of the built environment. Yet the Town Town Series challenges any binary account of such juxtapositions: to contrast permanence and the provisional is only ever one way of organizing their encounters. These inserts can expand and claim space only ever as much as they can also retract and release, too. What becomes pertinent instead is a differing relationship between space and its occupation. As the image flattens competing architectural temporalities and formalizes their encounters into structural arrangements, categories of the transient and the static lose their scripted currency and need to be allocated anew.
Edgar Schmitz, London, from the text for the exhibition Galerie Friedrich, Bern 2000