Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft

(Past, present and future)
Year 1986
Explanation of the possible routes of visitors inside the installation.
Sketch, 1985-86 (Orange line: Traces audience, black line: Sculpture)

A broad metal band arches over the whole, it has a beginning and an end, the wounds on its surface are scarred – a closed chapter, the past. Under the staircases in the middle, half hidden, there is a second band, much more modest in size, as form inversely proportional to the other, the gap in its surface is still open – an unwritten chapter, the future. So we, the present, decide how things will continue, whether the future will be barred with the available bars or not.

Helmut Schneider (Ed.) et al.: Pino Poggi. Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich, 1986, p. 75.