greenlight, Montevideo, 1999 / Photo: Oskar Bonilla, Montevideo / / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
greenlight, Montevideo, 1999
approximately 30 standard building lights with green bulbs
Kuball installed standard building lights with green bulbs above doorframes along the Calle Democracia in the Barrio Reus of Montevideo. Barrio Reus is known as the neighborhood for Jewish immigrants, who were also described as "grihne Leit." The doorframes selected belonged to uninhabited or abandoned houses, some of whose entrances had already been blocked up. The minimal use of light was a reserved yet penetrating mark of the overlapping of public and private, of presence and absence.