Frontpage

An iconographic flow – presented as a lecture performance including slides and video material – traces evidence of powerful relationsships between mining industry, space discourse, and educational narratives.

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The Matter of the Image. On Raw Materials, Lego, and Outer Space

2013 –

A poster announces an event, for which guests from different professional back- grounds are invited to a public debate in relation to a complete set of the international editions of ELLE magazine. Franchised around the world, the issue of ELLE on display appears in its today 34 different regional editions, all published in the same month.

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That We Know / Ce qu’on sait / Was man weiss

1994 - ongoing

A poster, a flyer, and newspaper ads announce an evening of public discussion. The invited participants of the panel are a heartsurgeon, a canyoning professional, a self-employed architect, and a sociologist, who debate risks, and the concept of risk in their respective activities and fields.

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Risiko(verhalten)

1998

Dominique Noah : Vous m’avez invité en qualité de théoricien de la culture pour discuter du champ
de la culture, de ses représentations et des croyances qui la sous-tendent. Qu’est-ce qui préside à votre intérêt pour toutes ces questions ?

Hinrich Sachs : Voilà une question bien difficile pour commencer. Voyons… depuis des années, mon travail a été guidé par un intérêt pour les codes culturels – le second degré des objets, des images, des formes et des valeurs.

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Titre à decider sur le moment

2010

Anlass für einen Besuch in Iqaluit, Kanada, im selbstverwalteten Territorium der Inuit war der langjährige email Kontakt mit Bildungsaktivisten dort. Für ihren Inuktitut Sprachraum kreieren und publizieren sie unter anderem neue, technologie-
bezogene Begriffe. Denn was da seit gut einer Dekade passiert, ist weltweit selten: eine einst mündliche Kultur ist dabei, sich zu verschriftlichen. Inuktitut wird seit der Einführung von Informations-
technologien in der eigenen Schrift getextet, getwittert, und als email verschickt.

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Erzählform Modell

2014

On an autumn day, within the context of prepa-
ring for an exhibition project, I was standing in an empty factory building in Geneva. The changes associated with the Berlin Wall were still a thing of the future. As I wandered among the regularly spaced columns on the vacant factory floor, I could not help but think of a number of criteria for exhibition spaces presented as necessities: solid walls, the white of those walls, entrances, series of adjoining rooms, and their influence on the act of exhibiting. At that moment it became clear that my own contextual perspective was very much bound up with a booklet Zaugg had published two years previously. In the recurring debate over whether architecture is the artist’s ally or his adversary, or whether, in view of the givens, one would simply could-shoulder it, I have often brought up the incisiveness of the text by Rémy Zaugg. Because that text is an artistic work which intervenes in precisely the debates that characterize the history of the development of artistic practices in and with architectural space to the present day.

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Dreaming to Point Out a Situation. An Afterword

2013

Conceived, written, and prepared for being published in a German art magazine, to coincide with a gallery exhibition. Next to an interview conducted with the director of the Stuttgart Ethnographic Museum, seven illustrations were painted, based on activities in the very museum.

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Freizeit

1993

The project developed for the Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, Paris, was based on the proposal to build a functional copy of the exhibition gallery West Africa/Ivory Coast, originally designed in the 1970s, and to place it in a central area of the museum, on ground floor level. This exhibition architecture and space was to be offered to a number of contemporary visual artists, designers, and filmmakers from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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Sujets d’echange

1995