Final Attempt: Helke Sander


FINAL ATTEMPT: If, by this evening, there is no affordable housing, we will jump.

This is the message of Helke Sander’s first installment of her reconstruction series From the Reports of Security Guards and Patrol Services. Uncompromising, though far from absurd, Nr. 1 is the logical conclusion to a desperate situation. Nr. 1 demonstrates both the aggressive refusal to be taken hostage by society and the implicit belief that that very society will indeed care. This is not about failure, but about how we can recuperate ourselves through radical acts of hope.

Contribution to Triple Canopy’s Call and Response survey.