Frontpage

A continuously growing set of watercolour drawings, each of which is drawn after the cover of a primary school book, originating from a variety of the world’s languages.

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Die Muttersprache

1992, 2012

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

… combines stories with vehicles as supporting actors, dealing with motion, weekend forays, pilgrimage and time travel. Visual information provided the starting point for the stories, which the artist commissioned from Ruth Buchanan, Hans-Christian Dany, Mark von Schlegell, Burkhard Strassmann, and Birgit Kempker. A peculiar process of creation and reaction is driving it.

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Lost Once More / Sehr verfahren

2010

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 –

Biotales

2009

A poster announces an event, for which guests from Cameroon, India, and Lebanon were invited to orally translate excerpts from Courierspeak, a phrase-book for couriers of museum objects.

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Courierspeak

1993

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

Puppet characters from different national versions of the children’s TV program Sesame Street have been materialised as human size costumes. The hybrid group appears in a theatre-like setting, against a background of a painted city panorama, activating the space of the exhibition, which constitutes the work.

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Kami, Khokha, Bert and Ernie (expanding)

2004, 2005, 2009, 2012