Italian Reading of Thomas Jefferson

CR 35. Year 1973

Italian Reading Of Thomas Jefferson Cr 35 Web
Italian Reading Of Thomas Jefferson Cr 672 Web

    For Gerz, the notion of culture as it is generally understood represents the artificially established system of rules that sets out to shape the final and universally binding form, incompatible with the reality of life – exactly what he tries to counteract with his work.

    Eleonora Louis, Mechthild Widrich 1997. Translated by e_CR editors

    Für Gerz stellt der Begriff der Kultur, so wie er weitgehend verstanden wird, genau jenes künstlich aufgestellte Regelsystem dar, dessen Hang zu Gestaltung der endgültigen und allgemein verbindlichen Form, unvereinbar mit der Lebenswirklichkeit, er seine Arbeit entgegensetzt.

    Eleonora Louis, Mechthild Widrich 1997

    Categories

    Performance

    Performance Table, chair, lamp, book Duration 20 minutes

    Jochen Gerz, who does not speak Italian, reads an Italian translation of a text by Thomas Jefferson aloud. 

    See the video documentation of the performance (672).

    Realisation

    Videogramma, Firenze 1973

    Bibliography

    I: Bruxelles 1975. Buenos Aires 1975, p. 17. Paris 1975b, p. 10. Bielefeld 1981, p. 98

    Access general bibliography

    Documentation

    Video, 11:45 min, (Videogramma, Firenze 1973) 

    Vidéo Les Beaux Jours, Strasbourg, and imai, inter media art institute, Düsseldorf

    Exhibitions of the Documentation

    Hattingen 1974. Köln 1974. Paris 1974. Bruxelles 1975. Ferrera 1975 (Buenos Aires 1975). Aarhaus 1976

    My name is Jochen Gerz