Thomas Geiger







Thomas Geiger
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

€ 12 






Thomas Geiger
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

€ 5 





Thomas Geiger
I want to become a millionaire-Sheet books


These books are part of Thomas Geiger's ongoing, economical performance I want to become a millionaire. Since 2010, Geiger offers signed and numbered sheets for one euro a piece. What started as a street performance, became a private funding system to support Geiger’s collaborative projects which are dedicated to public space and publishing: Kunsthalle3000, The Festival of Minimal Actions and Mark Pezinger Books. These books contain 10, 50, 100 or 1000 of Geigers signed sheets.

Bounded books with various amounts of stamped and signed sheets, each a unique

€ 10, 50, 100, 500 or 1000; contact us for further information







Thomas Geiger
Bilder aus der Denkmaschine / Images from the Thinking Machine


This book is a collection of Thomas Geiger’s Images from the Thinking Machine. On 160 pages texts, fotos and video stills give an overview of his daily practice:
“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

€ 14 






Thomas Geiger & David Sherry
Optimism works both ways


Optimism works both ways, is a manual of performance ideas, drawings, scripts and plans, to be used for future projects. The collaboration incorporates a wide variety of different approaches, from re-enactments, static durational-sculptures, readings, actions, sound works and diary accounts. Many of the works in the book are starting points or sketches to be developed and explored as a live performance.

22 × 28 cm, 32 pp, English, edition: 500, 2013

€ 12 






Thomas Geiger
What tree is that?


This publication tells us a story about two children who were talking about trees during a train ride:
“Is there a bottle -tree? No!
But when you place a bottle on a tree, it is a bottle-tree.”

20.5 × 28.5 cm, 20 pp, English, edition: 350, 2013

€ 12 






Thomas Geiger
Insert Gas by Lawrence Weiner


In this booklet Thomas Geiger narrates of an encounter with the famous conceptual artist 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)





Thomas Geiger
Book Cover Series


These booklets show a series of Geiger’s “book cover objects”, sculptural transformations of book titles and book covers into their literal meaning: & Meine allerliebsten Bäume.

Im Land der leeren Häuser: 14.5 × 21.5 cm, 20 pp, edition: 100, 2010 (sold out)

Meine allerliebsten Bäume: 14.5 × 21.5 cm, 24 pp, edition: 350, 2011

€ 5 





Thomas Geiger
Supermarket Series


Four publications which document actions in the supermarket chains ALDI, Hofer, Lidl and Billa: ➀ Unbemerkt Produkte zwischen ALDI und LIDL austauschen L, ➁ In Österreich heißt ALDI Hofer, ➂ Dienstplanalyse, ➂ Import Export, ➂ Ein Spiel und Zeitvertreib (all sold out)

Collector Box with all publications, Edition of 10

€ 100 





Thomas Geiger
Book Store Series


Two publications which document Geiger’s actions in the book stores.

Spiel und Zeitvertreib: 12.5 × 20 cm, 4 pp, edition: 100, 2010
Import Export: 10.5 × 16.5 cm, 8 pp, edition: 100, 2010 (both sold out)





Thomas Geiger
One-Day Publishings


The One-day publishings are a series of hand-written and hand-copied notebooks. They document random visual phenomena and ephemeral actions and are reproduced within one day.

11 booklets, various dimensions, editions: 40-55, 2009-2013
contact us for further information





Thomas Geiger
Pennerglück


A wrapped booklet that documents the following action:
“Every day I place a fresh bottle of beer on the same bench.”

14.5 × 21 cm, 48 pp, edition: 80, 2009 (sold out)