Kwakiutl King

Der Kwakiutl König # 1

CR 286. Year 1983

Der Kwakiutl König Jochen Gerz Cr 286 Web

Having been a chief and a warrior for many a year, the Kwakiutl King one day decided to stop time. I stop the eagle in the middle of its flight, the rushing salmon in the creek, I stop the clams, ...

Little by little, a haze invades indeterminate landscapes, the bare forests all look alike, roads glossy with rain mark an uncertain furrow toward unknown destinations, mountains disappear before quiet seas, clouds build up, repetitive and dull in their sameness. Where are we? No one knows. It is the hight of anonymity. nothingness has invaded the Earth.

Calais 1986

Mixed Media Photograph

24 framed b+w photographs, each 13 x 18 cm, 1 framed text (typed on paper, enlarged photograph), 40,5 x 50,5 cm, total 123,4 x 163,3 cm

The text is typed in three languages.

Privatsammlung Paris / Private Collection Paris


Exhibitions

Köln 1984. Ludwigshafen 1984. Lüdenscheid1984. Fairbanks 1985 (Houston 1985. Minneapolis 1985. Anchorage 1985. Santa Fé 1985. Juneau 1985. Buffalo 1985. New Orleans. Atlanta. Rochester 1986). Calais 1986 (Chartres 1986). Tokyo 1989. Yamaguchi 1989. Yamaguchi 1991. Vancouver 1994 (Newport Beach 1995. Purchase 1996. Winnipeg 1996/97).

Bibliography

I: Lüdenscheid1984, p. 51. Fairbanks 1985 p. 9. Calais 1986, p. 58. Yamaguchi 1989, pp. 12-13. Vancouver 1994, pp. 72-73

II: Schwarz 1985, pp. 11-12. Perron 1989, p. 11. Knaff 1995

V: Hesse 1995

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My name is Jochen Gerz