CR 316. Year 1985

Dschana Jochen Gerz Cr 316 Web

Als ob im Schlaf, nur im Schlaf, sich die Glieder lösen könnten von ihren Plätzen, um dich zu besuchen. (Sie, das war Dschana). Ein Dach auf dem Wasser. Dschana, das waren unsere Gedanken hier (auch ...

The time necessary to communicate experience allows only for "usefulness" and is incapable of expressing the instant of extasy during which the thing was perceived. Similarly, the feeling of being in love … is also subject to the inevitable separation. Awareness of the other separates only the formless dream, like that of a sleeping dog, bring human being together. Here, too, the search takes place in the dark.

Calais 1986

Mixed Media Photograph

9 framed b+w photographs, 1 framed text (typed on paper, enlarged photograph), each 40,5 x 50,5 cm, total 165 x 205 cm

The text is typed in two languages.  

Sammlung Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt


Hamburg 1985. Calais 1986 (Chartres 1986). Le Havre 1986. Ratingen 1987. Utrecht 1987


I: Calais 1986, pp. 94-95. Utrecht 1987, pp. 66-67

VI: Düsseldorf 1997, p. 128

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My name is Jochen Gerz