Eric Hattan

Silvia Bächli & Eric Hattan
What about Sunday?

“This book is conceived as an informal rendezvous with sixteen different writers, invited to guide us through the artists’ meanderings around the New City of Milton Keynes. We are ushered into a noble night garden, under a velvety night embroidered with stars, towards an ocular ocean, even forests of language. We visit a wounded nature, between urban idiom and wilderness, where words are discarded and flowers reduced to collage-style memories, frayed at the edges. ‘Where’, we are reminded, is semi-detached to the ‘no’ of ‘no-where’. We see the reminiscences of a car and the contortions of a bureaucratic machine, whose cogs, at first rustling and stirring gently, are now clanking and jangling: why small windows and small gardens? We visit a place that performs as a metaphor for society but which is ultimately both the same and not the same. Finally, we understand: what we see is not what we see but what we are.” —Anthony Spira, 2012

with texts by Andrew Shields, Bera Nordal, Bruce Haines, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Edwin Burdis, Eva Kuhn, Harriet Zilch, J. Emil Sennewald, Jonas Storsve, Juli Kreten, Jürg Halter, Markus Stegmann, Nina Zimmer, Raoul de Keyser, Richard Wentworth, Samantha Bohatsch

14.5 × 19.5 cm, 96 pp, 3 different covers, randomly bound, 1 out of 3 different postcards added, edition: 600, design by Astrid Seme Studio, 2013, sold out

Silvia Bächli & Eric Hattan
Lichtstreifen, 461 aus ∞

Lichtstreifen was self-published on the occasion of the exhibition “Räume” (Spaces) in the Helmhaus in Zürich. It was made out of one sheet, which was cut into five horizontal stripes and folded to its final format.

Adopted, 14.5 × 25.5 cm, 5 pp, b/w; self-published, Zurich, 1999, sold out

Silvia Bächli & Eric Hattan
4 Augen sehen mehr als 2

This booklet was self-published on the occasion of the exhibition of Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel in 1992. The booklet is bound in a japanese fold, so some of the printed images are hidden. As the paper is very thin, it allows the layers beneath to shimmer through.

Adopted, 10.5 × 14.5 cm, 54 pp, b/w, japanese binding with white or orange thread; self-published, Basel, 1992, sold out

Eric Hattan

Telefonolog is a recording of a telephone conversation of Eric Hattan and the owner of the gallery he is represented by. The voice of the gallery owner is mute. This way the listener learns through a kind of monologue about Hattan’s plans for his upcoming exhibition. The imaginary gallery space is created by narration. Interventions are made in space, interventions are executed, sculptures are placed, concepts discarded.

Edition: 10, German, 2012
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Eric Hattan
Der große Schrei

Eric Hattan asked the three heads of a French museum (Directeur, Conservateur and Commissaire) to imitate the Tarzan sound.
Listen to the voices of the jungle!

Cd in liana-case (26'), 14 × 56 cm, edition: 20, 2012, sold out