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ELEKTRO TEUFL & CO GMBH PURGSTALL


Moussa Kone's work "Elektro Teufl und Co GmbH Purgstall" focuses on the individual production steps in a company specialized in the manufacture of power distribution cabinets. Moussa Kone observed activities "from the head office and administration to metal working, coating, electrical engineering, delivery", namely "throughout the day, from meetings and smoking breaks to the beer in the evening" (Kone). One hand carries a pair of scissors, another one a chisel. Someone is operating a keyboard, another person is apparently mounting a part on a machine. In the drawing, the artist clearly highlights the hands from the objects they are dealing with. If one takes a step back from the drawing and focuses on them, one could see some kind of hand signals - gestures of screwing, pointing, holding, pressing, cutting. At the same time individual actions seem to be isolated from the people who perform them: the artist leaves open who or what stands behind them, but all appear to be of equal value and free of hierarchy, the "boss gesture" (Kone) stands next to the hands of the mechanic, his or her hands next to those of the secretary. From: Nina Schedlmayer, Arbeit Leben Kunst, 2019 (translated, originally published in German).

The site-specific drawings were printed in silkscreen technique on coated metal, the same material as used in the company for the production of distribution cabinets. All the works are installed in the company's new building. Silk screen print by www.quintscreenprint.com.


Moussa Kone

"Elektro Teufl und Co GmbH Purgstall", silk screen print on metal, 185 x 122 cm, 2018
Moussa Kone

"Elektro Teufl und Co GmbH Purgstall", silk screen print on metal, 185 x 122 cm, 2018
Moussa Kone

installation view
Moussa Kone

installation view
Moussa Kone

installation view
Moussa Kone

installation view
Moussa Kone

silk screen print on coated metal
Moussa Kone

silk screen print on coated metal
Moussa Kone

silk screen print on coated metal
Moussa Kone

silk screen print on coated metal