COMSystem, 2017, Installation View, GRIN, Archival inkjet print, carpet tiles, size variable

COMSystem, 2016, Archival inkjet print from 4x5 color negative, size variable

ComSystem is a large-format photograph mounted on dibond and displayed against a backdrop of carpet tiles. The photograph, which is appropriated from the catalogue of an office furniture manufacturer, depicts a desk in the shape of a swastika. According to the manufacturer, the large, continuing desk is tailored to the work needs of each individual, whilst supporting communication within a group that needs to share information. This emphasis on flexibility, adaptability and a breakdown of hierarchies stands in sharp contrast to the ideological symbolism the swastika has acquired after World War II conjuring the detached efficiency and compartmentalised bureaucracy with which the horrors of the Holocaust have been perpetrated.