der Fixateur / the Fixateur

Christoph Heidebrecht

März / March - 2021

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Bachelor of Arts


The project examines labor, resource issues and the value of unusable stuff processly in the form of a fictitious profession. Using standardized work processes and uniform solutions, the fixateur restores the utility value of broken furniture. To do this, he uses fixatures that stabilize damaged areas, as in the case of bone fractures. The writing of anamnesis and operation reports demands an individual examination of the furniture issues at hand, despite professional callousness. The fixateur is an experiment, an attempt to invent professional authority and self-image as well as perceived responsibility.