Daneben blieben die Erinnerungen vom einen oder anderen Augenblick, der zu nichts führte und verloren schien. Nichts ungewöhnliches, das selten wäre und dessen man sich leicht versichern könnte. ...
… Photography withdraws from all the intended certainties of place, time and space; what is most apparent in the pictures in Gerz’s photo/texts is their own lack of direction, their refusal to be read or identified. The certainty of our usual attitudes in reading and seeing, most of which are based on the reconstructability of time and place, is broken open in favour of uncertainties that are directed to the viewer’s and reader’s own actions: the certainty of time, which ultimately remains to us, is what is necessary for us to perceive and understand the work of art.Ulrich Krempel 1988
4 framed b+w photographs, 1 framed text (typed on paper), each 13,5 x 18,5 cm, total 27,8 x 64,3 cm, non-exhibited left-right reversed manuscript (ink on paper), stamped: gelebt/nicht gelebt, signed and dated leftright reversed: Jochen Gerz 19/10/78
In addition to the German original a German exhibition version exists at Studio Gerz.
Courtesy Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milano
Milano 1979. Bielefeld 1981
I: Spenge 1980, pp. 182-184
IV: Salon 1980, pp. 14-19