Manfred Kielnhofer‘s ‘The Guardians of Time’ are an illegal installation currently on show at Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. The sculpture was installed on Friedrichsplatz in the ‘Occupy Kassel’ camp after curators rejected the artists wish to have it included in the exhibition – which includes over 300 exhibitions by artists from all over the World. The Guardians will be on site until the end of the art festival which concludes on 16th September 2012 and will spend their time travelling around the vast Documenta area, popping up at the numerous venues spread across the city.
Here’s what the artist had to say about the work:
In the past, the the Guardians of Time, took care of the people, now I think there are already too many people. He would prefer to take care of the world that is destroyed more frequently by men
“Time is money”‘s what they say,
Those lost in space of time.
Post space comes time, no other way,
Time pressure contra rhyme.
The bigger the better and not quick enough,
That’s what they wanna save.
But rich is who’s got peace and love
And not who’s stressed ’til grave.
To have is always good to be,
And earning sometimes more.
But who’s got what by whom? You see?
Nature was long before.
Use what is your gift given
By universe and try
To help shift paradigm
Just do and don’t be shy!
It’s tough to stay that extrovert,
When counter-waves arrive.
But try not see them as pervert,
Just unasked answer’s drive.
Don’t steal! Forgive and share the goal
Together with your friend.
Your enemies can live it on.
The lie will fall. The End.