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b) containers
The outer appearance of documenta 12 is to a
large part characterized by containers. They can
be seen all over the exhibition grounds and have
several different functions. In addition they can be
used on the outside as an active medium for
transporting information. Large areas of the outer
walls of the containers are directly written on.
No other carriers are interposed and the significance
of the work derives from its amassment and the
inordinately large lettering, the character of which
aggressively confronts the subtlety of the exhibition.

a) signs
b) containers
c) living guiding system
d) ceramic hills
e) crown caps