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

Three audio-guides, made available to the visitors at the Hamburg Ethnographic Museum, in relation to the Oceanian, West-African, and Chinese collections on display, partly in the languages corresponding with the collections: Indonesian, Ewe and Chinese.

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Die Gespräche

1994

Biotales

2009

… 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

Album

1997

An auction of the copyrights of 14 digitised Basque „Euskara“ typefaces is announced using a press conference. It is mentioned that these rights are with a private owner, who has digitised the recognised, widely employed, traditional typefaces during the mid-90s. A media debate begins.
The related symposium „On City development and Typography“ fuels the debate, which circles around folklore, Basque identity and the changing situation in the realm of copyright.

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International Auction of the Basque Typefaces

2000–2001

A set of 12 volumes, various papers, letterpress printing, bound in green heavy duty paper, blind blocking, various dimensions, in an edition of six. With an afterword by the writer and scholar Marianne Schuller.

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Die Biografie

1991

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