Rural Art Space

April 17, 2007

KATHRIN’S HOEFER GOODS AT SHREWSBURY MUSEUM

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Höfer Goods

Kathrin is also part of the art and architecture collective public works who work with informal everyday structures and they produce physical and conceptual structures that support and initiate those networks. In 2004 they realised a project called Park Products for the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, which established a new social space for the Park based on the principles of a local informal economy.

For Höfer Goods Kathrin used a similar idea, and she invited the woman from her home village Höfen, to develop new product ideas that would make use of the resources available in the village, including narratives, materials and skills. Höfer Goods is a long-term project to produce new items and objects over the coming years, which will be launched annually as part of the village fete.
The project went public in October 2006 together with an exhibition containing almost 200 photographs collected from all the households which showed village life throughout the last 100 years.

The display here shows the first two Höfer Goods amongst selected objects from the museum collection.

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