Constructed primal fear.

Gregor Schneider has been working on room construction since the 1980s. In doing so, he grapples in a lasting way with the relationship between the constructed room and individual and with the interaction between place and state of being. The point of departure for his artistic work: a rental house in his place of birth in Rheydt, the so-called "Haus u r". Gregor Schneider relocated large parts of this house, which is otherwise not accessible to the public, to the German pavilion for the 49th Venice Biennale and was awarded the Golden Lion. The artist characterized the "slaughtering" of his "Haus u r" as "killing it": The "Haus u r" in Rheydt was turned into the "Tote Haus u r" ("Dead House u r") in Venice. The German pavilion was supported by Dornbracht Culture Projects.