Absence in Sculpture.
Placebo - A Landscape is a tribute to the artist Félix González-Torres, who died at a tragically young age. "Untitled" (Placebo - Landscape - for Roni) (1993) was created in a dialogue between González-Torres and Roni Horn, who found formal inspiration in each other's works and addressed similar themes. Heike-Karin Föll describes and reconstructs the formal characteristics of the candies and their implications in terms of the aesthetics of production and reception in light of the artistic-aesthetic and political debates during the AIDS crisis of the early 1990s.
Föll's art communicates with contemporary media, styles, analog and digital displays, and writings. Her work scrutinizes painting and drawing, exposing the line as their smallest unit, and translates her findings into a variety of formats-book page, sheet, and canvas-in which she deconstructs postmodern stratagems such as appropriation, quotation, and copy.