Immerse yourself in the artist’s delicate black and white dream: Carmen Müller examines everyday culture in her works and her mediums are exclusively drawing, photography and spatial design.
Using an old paint roller she decorated the walls of Room No. 201 with fine stripes. This visual theme continues on the bed headboard, the wardrobe, the fabric covering the seating group, lending the room an almost bodily presence.
The room’s furniture – all in black or white – was designed by Carmen Müller and produced in her family’s workshop. Red contrasts are provided by a picture over the bed by the artist and the luxuriant Iranian “Gabbeh” carpet on which the seating group sits like on a stage.
The room is a theatre set in which the guest becomes an actor. In Carmen Müller’s words:
‘Walls: delicate stripes cover the surface
Guest: player in a nightgown
Furniture: the hotel room stage’s requisites
Plot: a dream in black and white’.
Three pictures by Peter Fellin (1920 – 1999) complement Müller’s work. The cycle is dedicated to the troubadour Walther von der Vogelweide: “Walther von der Vogelweide – Knight – Lady of Court” (1960).