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Matthias Herrmann


Textpieces 1996-1998

In the textpieces the artist’s body becomes the prop to illustrate a text, or to appear to illustre a text, or to pose in the simulation of illustrating a text, any text, any text that strikes his fancy, so that all texts become sullied, as it were, or penetrated – as an odour penetrates a carpet – with the possibility of being illustrated by these vulgar gestures and this profane body : all texts are sound bites waiting to be dirtied by these infantile, appealling and and erotic tableaux, waiting to be transformed into the subvocal accompaniment to a slapstick schtick, the passion of St.Herrmann, he who is overcome by a drunk and bumbling libido.

1999
Zurich
21 x 17 cm
142 p.
Relié

10 €