The “research station” installation on the roof of Kunsthalle Recklinghausen is based on a fictitious process, that of the re-examination of the museum, and is also the portrayal of an absurdist discovery process: this is an environment that has been described and defined in great detail.
The process is inspired by the methodology of tropical rain forest researchers: from above. This observation is very discreet and involves very little contact to the object; it is however, very laborious. The research aim to find and/or confirm sensory connections and to control the complexity of the situation.
At the metaphorical level, Heike Mutter und Ulrich Genth are carrying out a complicated exploration of the world of art from a self-selected distance. In this way, the museum is presented as an unlikely living environment.