The Real Window to the World

La vraie fenêtre sur le monde

Kulchur Pieces # 2

CR 62. Year 1978

Wv 62 The Real Window

    What is crucial is our ability to understand this previously fabricated world. Should we view it as a found world (un monde trouvé), or as a world to be made anew (un monde à faire)?

    Bojana Pejic 1993

    Jochen Gerz meint die Bilder in unserem Innern, diejenigen Bilder, die in unseren Träumen, unser Erinnerung, Vorstellung und Hoffnung existieren und dort ihren wahren Platz haben. In der Tat kennen wir diese „inneren“ Bilder, es gibt sie wirklich, doch wie können sie für die Kunst aktiviert und am Ende ihr Bestandteil werden?

    Peter Friese 2015

    Categories

    Installation

    Plexiglass pane (on the rear side painted with photographic opaque and framed with rough boards), 404 x 360 cm, wooden shelf, illuminated globe, pedestal, monitor (partly painted with photographic opaque), video recorder, cassette

    The window hangs beneath the ceiling of the exhibition room. It is a plexiglass pane with a board frame. The rear side is painted with photographic opaque. On a wooden shelf protruding into the room at an angle stands a toy globe illuminated from within. A monitor on a pedestal on the other side of the window shows a recording of the room, filmed by a camera swinging back and forth. The window is painted with photographic opaque on the screen. 

    See also the manuscript of the same title (660).

    Exhibitions

    Porto 1978 (Lisboa 1978)

    Bibliography

    I: Münster 1978, pp. 3-5, 13-15. Luzern 1979, p. 111. Kassel 1982, p. 23. Regensburg 1982, pp. 78-79. Ludwigshafen 1984, pp. 17, 138-147. Bielefeld 1985, p. 203

    II: Haase 1978. Hartherly 1978. Red. 6, 1978. Burchardt 1979. Pernes 1979. Syring 3, 1981, p. 59

    IV: Neusüss 1978, Cover. Eden Art 1994, pp. 46-47

    V: Wolf 1992, p. 224

    Access general bibliography

    My name is Jochen Gerz