THE INFINITE END OF FRANZ KAFKA’S “DAS SCHLOSS”, 2018

Martin Kippenberger, The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika“, 1999, installation view, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, curated by Zdenek Felix, exhibition catalogue
The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s Das Schloss,
2018, render

The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s Das Schloss,
2018, render

The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s “Das Schloss”, 3412 Kafka’s First Chapter, installation view.
CGI video (8’25’’, color, sound) 2 HTC VIVE headsets, projection (8’29’’, color, sound) sculpture (concrete, PVC, 20 x 180 x 170)
Low Form curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, MAXXI, Rome, Photo: Musacchio Ianniello. Courtesy: Fondazione MAXXI
The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s “Das Schloss”, 3412 Kafka’s First Chapter, installation view.
The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s “Das Schloss” , 2017, (detail) concrete, wood, PVC, 20x180x170 cm
The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s “Das Schloss” , 2017, (detail) concrete, wood, PVC, 20x180x170 cm
The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s “Das Schloss” , 3D laser scanning
The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s “Das Schloss” , 3D laser scanning

The project is inspired by The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika”, a work created by the German artist Martin Kippenberger, in 1994. Kippenberger imagines an ending for “Amerika”, one of Franz Kafka’s unfinished books, as a series of job interviews arranged on a playground. Based on my interest in this work,I started reading “The Castle”, another unfinished novel by Kafka. The Infinite End of Franz Kafka’s “Das Schloss” originated from the search for of a potential ending for “The Castle”, linked to its multiple interpretations; it then became a reflection on the changing nature of a path intended as a flexible mnemonic track.