The Feststehen project started with a sculpture that is predominately made up of church pew kneelers. These pews have been recreated into a shape-shifting structure that takes the form of a psychoanalyst couch, two armchairs, gallery seating, a table and pair of s/m benches. The title comes from Wittgensteins use of the german word feststehen for ‘certainty’ which usually translates into english as ‘standing fast‘…
‘If I want the door to turn the hinges must stand fast.’
Wittgenstein’s ‘hinge propositions’ are not intrinsically certain but relativized by context and stemming from this vein an addition of five texts have been written so as to ‘read’ the work from differing points of view. With each showing of the work it is presented in a new way emphasising something different within it.