Der Vogel fragte...

The bird asked...

Photo/Text # 119

CR 253. Year 1983

Abb 253

The bird asked: the Garden of Eden, where is it? And it got no answer. But when we asked about the bird, when we asked: and the bird, where do we find it, we were told: on earth.

The reconciliation between being and doing can be achieved through poetic language and creative writing that transcribe a state of lack and separation in relation to the search for being. "Simply the conjuration of a thing that is absent" (Jochen Gerz).

Anne Dagbert 1989

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Photo Text

framed b+w photographs, 1 framed text (typed on paper), each 13,5 x 18,5cm, total 42,1 x 57,1 cm, non-exhibited left-right reversed manuscript (ink on paper), signed and dated left-right reversed: Jochen Gerz 14/8/83 

In addition to the English original a German translation has been authorized. 

Collection Ninon Robelin, Pouilly-les-Nonains  

Exhibitions

Berlin 1985


Bibliography

VI: Düsseldorf 1997, pp. 52- 53

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My name is Jochen Gerz