The work is about an event that unfolds in a hotel room1. The central element of this event revolves around the act of hammering a nail into one of the room’s walls: the only forbidden action during the exhibition’s setup.
In the days leading up to the exhibition’s opening, a professional photographer is hired to capture an image of the nail being driven into the wall. Following this, the nail is removed, the hole is meticulously filled, and the wall is repainted to return to its original state. The sole remaining evidence of this event is the photograph.
The pivotal moment’s image, along with a hammer and a single nail, is on display within the room.
1 The End of the World took place at Hotel Nomad Basel in April 2022.