“Created for the Exhibition, Sex Brennt – Magnus Hirschfeld’s Insitute for Sexual Science and the Book Burning, in the Berlin Medical Museum of the Charite
In a room one percieves an oversized card catalog in black, as one recognizes from libraries and offices. The catalog contains thirty drawers, each fitted with the shining metal frames and handles which clearly identify their archival function. Within these frames, where normally the little paper cards which mark the contents of that drawer would be, the data is active and continually changing.
The “card catalog” was also shown with other content at the Jewish Museum in Berlin in 2007.
Sources: Hirschfeld, Magnus: Die objektive Diagnose der Homosexualität. In: Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen, Jahrgang 1, 1899, S. 4 – 35 Hirschfeld, Magnus: Psychobiologischer Fragbogen. Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, VI. Auflage, 1925
Construction: Olf Kreisel; Software: Alexandr Krestovskij
Exhibited: Berlin Medical Museum of the Charite; 2008 ”