"Wir schlafen nicht"
CircleSilk Premium White
104 Pages
Screen-printed Hardcover
Thread stitching
Edition of 15

Book design: Tim+Tim

The work Wir schlafen nicht deals with the space and architecture of trade fair companies. There are around 70 trade fair venues in Germany, with which the trade fair industry generates annual sales of around 28 billion euros. Germany is considered one of the most important trade fair locations in the world. How is a purely capitalistically used space structured? What is necessary to organize the events? Wir schlafen nicht shows the attempt to describe an atmosphere. What happens when the monetary firework of the staging is omitted and the space itself becomes the staging? What stage is offered to the commodity fetishism described by Marx? Based on the novel of the same name by Kathrin Röggla, Malte B. Oing visited trade fair locations throughout Germany to document this stage.

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