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Between 1999 and 2002 several installations were realized in an abandoned, empty apartment in Dresden, East-Germany. The installations realized in 1999/2000 were called RAUMEINBAUTEN ('Raum'; engl.: room, space; 'Einbauten': installations) and were being described to exhibition visitors as „test chambers without concrete purpose“. They reminded of experimental set-ups, as known from physics, or philosophical models, translated into three dimensional space.

Two main rooms where linked by a third room, that formed a 'bridge' between the appearance of the surrounding apartment building and the test chambers. The rooms were to be entered in a row, one after the other, and only by one person a time. After entering a room, the door closed automatically via a simple mechanism. Inside each room, visitors could remain as long as they wanted to and experience themselves inside a specially designed surrounding.

Benno Hinkes © Installation - Raumeinbauten