Axel Straschnoy

El Constructor (2003)

In this project, an artist workshop is built in the museum. It is furnished with materials and tools. During the time of the exhibition and during the opening hours of the museum, I slowly tear down the studio and use it as spoils to build a four-meter-tall model of a skyscraper, akin to those built in the district of Catalinas and Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. Once the structure is built I cover it with pieces of colored mirror. At the end of this process, the skyscraper stands in the middle of the rubble of the studio.