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Rebecca Horn «Memorial Promenade (Buster's Bedroom)»
Rebecca Horn, «Memorial Promenade (Buster's Bedroom)», 1990
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 Rebecca Horn
«Memorial Promenade (Buster's Bedroom)»

The film 'Buster's Bedroom' is about two women, one of whom voluntarily and the other involuntarily loses her freedom of movement. The actress Diana Daniels follows the advice of the doctor who does not requite her love; she voluntarily takes the role of a paralyzed person. The second leading actress, Micha Morgan, is looking for her idol Buster and is forced into a straitjacket by the same doctor.
A central element of this film, the wheelchair, today leads a life of its own as an object. Motorized, but with no occupant, it constantly moves within one of the two circles marked on the floor. Apparently completely operational, the wheelchair is equipped with steering, blinkers, and a rear-view mirror. A movable grip arm attached to the left armrest holds a water glass and carries out a pouring movement with it. A straitjacket hangs on a wall, rising and falling at irregular intervals. The wheelchair and the straitjacket are motifs from 'Buster's Bedroom'. Expansion of freedom of movement through the wheelchair and imprisonment in the straitjacket enter a dialectical relationship. In the room installation, the wheelchair and straitjacket lead a life of their own, expressing the absence of the human being and simultaneously his elemental vulnerability.