Lang/Baumann «Comfort #3» KBB Barcelona 2005.


The inflatables titled Comfort, suggest an ambivalence between individual and collective experience. On the one hand they look like sporting equipment produced for gym-enthusiasts. They invite one to play. On the other hand, when one tries to actually use them for sitting, lying or jumping on, they turn out to be too big or too bulky to be used. All one can do is lean against them to sip a drink. Although the outlines are based on graphic or geometrical forms, which suggest a proximity to the communicated contents, they become illegible and abstract in their three-dimensionality when blown up.