“A.68” has became an iconic work.
This installation-performance was originally performed for the first exhibition of “Doméstico”, an indipendent pop-up space that took place in madrid during 10 years (1999-2008), which was curated by Teodora Diamantopolus, Andrés Mengs, Giulietta Speranza and Virginia Torrente.
68 peepholes were installed the wrong way around, at the entrance door of a private home, involving the public to engage in the performative action of looking through any of them.
From the outside of the door they were able to see what was going on in the interiors of the house, thus the position of the observer and the meaning of the public and the private were turned in theirs minds
The current owners of the flat have retained the door with the work of Darya von Berner as it was done in the year 2000.
Use a drill to create 68 holes in a randomly at your entrance door. Install 68 peepholes inside-out, contrary to how they are regularly used, so that anyone can see the interior of your home from the outside.
Note: The installation “A.68” is dedicated to the Italian architect Alberto Zanmatti