The protagonist of Patrick Modiano’s novel Missing Person fears being a man whose footsteps leave a trace that lasts only for a few seconds. “I am nothing” are the words the narrator uses to start his story. The exhibition at the Heidelberger Kunstverein looks back at Figure 1, a sculpture made in 2013 that has traveled to different locations and has been presented in various contexts. For this occasion, the sculpture is conducted through a multilayered narrative, putting it in dialogue with a network of objects and images produced for the exhibition. The space created to host Figure 1 is an installation that draws inspiration from both the work of the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico and a collection of documents and artifacts from the first Soviet space missions, shown in the exhibition Space: the Birth of a New Era at Pavilion No.1 of the VDNH in Moscow.

Installation view, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Eclipse Or Night (Description and Picture), 2016, Oil and gouache on wood, 25cmx30cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
I am nothing, 2016, cardboard, metal lacquer, gouache, oil, rubber coated, copper cable, 70cmx100cmx20cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Drawing Without Gravity, 2016, Steel table with pencil box (gouache and pencil on cardboard), cotton string, two metal rings, color pencils / Color pencil on Paper, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Figure 1 / Moзаика, 2013-2016, Paper, plaster, wood, powder/chair/box, ph: Marc Doradzillo
I Am Nothing (Dinosaur), 2016, Oil on wood, 25cmx30cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Orazisy / Fazisy, 2016, cardboard, metal lacquer, plastic snail, 82cmx52cmx150cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Kippfigur (Babylone), 2016, Watercolour on paper, 50cmx65cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
L’Homme Tranquil, 2016, two wooden birds, wooden box, 27cmx27cmx32cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Super-position, 2016, cardboard, metal lacquer, fabric, paint, plastic tube, 50cmx65cmx30cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Under X Ray For Example, 2016, wood, rubber-coated copper cable, metal piece, 100cmx1.5cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Lack of Something (Bat), 2015, Oil and gouache on wood, 25cmx30cm, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Installation view, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Installation view, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Installation view, ph: Marc Doradzillo
Installation view, ph: Marc Doradzillo