The Wake

Die Wache

La Veillée

CR 298. Year 1984

Abb 298

‘For what I am I need not know’ (The well known quotation may be taken here as a motto for something which happens, rather than one for a treatise).

‘The Wake’ is the story of two people who ...

The time necessary to communicate experience allows only for "usefulness" and is incapable of expressing the instant of ecstasy during which the thing was perceived. Similarly, the feeling of being in love (described in The Sleeping Dog, The Wake, Dschana) is also subject to the inevitable separation. Awareness of the other separates. Only the formless dream, like that of a sleeping dog, brings human beings together. Here, too, the search takes place in the dark.

Anne Dagbert 1986

Mixed Media Photograph

20 framed b+w photographs, 1 framed text (typed on paper, enlarged photograph), each 40,5 x 50,5 cm, total 206,4 x 256,5 cm

The work is originated during a workshop of Jochen Gerz with students of the Kassel University. 

The text is typed in English, German and French.

Exhibitions

Kassel 1984. Sydney 1984 (Melbourne 1984). Calais 1986 (Chartres 1986). Düsseldorf 1988. (Wien 1988. Jouy-en-Josas 1989. Saint-Etienne 1989. Hamburg 1990). Würzburg 1991. Tarazona 1992 (Madrid 1992. Barcelona 1993. Palma 1993). Tel Aviv 1995. Leipzig 1998

Bibliography

I: Kassel 1984. Bielefeld 1985, p. 223. Calais 1986, pp. 64-65. Düsseldorf 1988, pp. 14-17. Jouy-en- Josas 1988, pp. 14-17. Würzburg 1991, pp. 51-55. Tarazona 1992, pp. 98-99. Paris 1994a, p. 42. Tel Aviv 1995, pp. 86-88. Leipzig 1998, pp. 34-35

II: Drateln 1991, p. 20. Red. 10, 1992. Red. 25, 1994, p. 19 

V: Wolf 1992, p. 223. Hesse 1995, pp. 55-61

VI: Düsseldorf 1997, pp. 62-63

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My name is Jochen Gerz