Bricks to Perform
“… A loose brick on the sidewalk might ‘ordinarily’ look random and displaced. However, they have within them hidden properties that can be activated: construction workers set them up as barriers, street vendors use them as weights for their products or pile them to sit on. As the day quietens down the stones are left behind; sometimes just randomly, othertimes carefully stored on a corner. What I couldn’t help but see were a never ending series of potential sculptures—performed daily as a result of practicalities that shift with each changing user. …”
10.5 × 14.5 cm, 64 pp, English, edition: 500, 2017
Ich habe mir von oben auf den Kopf geschaut / I looked on my head from above
“I cleaned the street. I cleaned and disinfected a street corner. I highly polished a subway rail. I paint balustrades in public space. I weed traffic islands. I clean street signs. I refurbish zebra crossings with white paint. I cleaned a public trash can. I restore holes in house walls with Lego stones. I plant trees in front of advertising panels …”Behind the associative sequence of short sentences written out of the First-Person-perspective a inventory is hidden with conceptual-narrativ works from several decades of art history. The collection of actions and interventions includes about 500 works by artists ranging from Abramaovitch to Zhang Huan. This is the final print of the collection that started in 2010.
21 × 29.5 cm, 4 pp, German or English, edition: 100, 2016
Bilder aus der Denkmaschine / Images from the Thinking Machine
“Thinking Machine, this is what I call my construction of three revolving discs with about 50 adjectives and nouns each. Since 2008 I have been spinning the discs regularly before leaving the house. The resulting combination of words stays with me throughout the day and thus serves as a basis for my visualization in either a photo, an action, a video or the description of a situation.”
13.5 × 19.5 cm, 160 pp, German with English transaltion, edition: 350, design by Astrid Seme Studio, 2013
Thomas Geiger & David Sherry
Optimism works both ways
22 × 28 cm, 32 pp, English, edition: 500, 2013
Sur le pont de Charleroi
“I stood on a bridge when a little girl came. She asked me: Mister do you have a coin so I can buy me a bread? And I said: No
On my way home I had a guilty consience. And at the next day, I returned to the bridge and the same girl came again and asked me the same question …”
10.5 × 14.5 cm, 20 pp, English, edition: 500, published on the ocassion of the exhibition Capital Social – Hotel Charleroi, 2013
Insert Gas by Lawrence Weiner
“During my visit at Art Basel I go to the restroom.
I sart to pee.
Lawrence Weiner enters the restroom … ”
14.5 × 21 cm, 12 pp, English, edition: 100, 2011 (sold out)
“In front of a supermarket a beggar asked me for some coins. I said to him: Let’s go into the supermarket and I purchase you products for 10€.”
14.5 × 21 cm, 12 pp, German + English versions, 2011