NOSW

or Nicht Ohne Seife Waschen

Series of paintings, signs and wall sculptures custom-made for the walls they are hanging on.

The displayed compass roses show the alignment of the walls in relation to the direction of the magnetic north.

»350° NzW (MAK Frankfurt)« 2006, acrylic on canvas, H 80 x W 100 cm

»260° WzS (saasfee*artspace)« 2009, acrylic glass, H 123 x W 241 cm

Public space sign-boards, 2005, steel, enamel pain, adhesive foil

NOSW or Nicht Ohne Seife Waschen consists of 50 metal signboards placed on several walls in downtown Frankfurt. The displayed compass roses show the alignment of the walls in relation to the direction of the magnetic north. The signs were attached in a way that on first sight they could be mistaken as an official measurement sign-board. The title refers to an German mnemonic trick to learn the four cardinal degrees.