27 dicke Bilder und fliegende Sätze (“27 Thick Pictures and Flying Sentences”) is a collection of painterly-toned photographs of 27 figures and miniature portraits of 26 individuals in all: poets, writers, draftsmen, painters, sculptors, installation artists, photographers, music composers, filmmakers, as well as gallerists, publishers, art historians, and literary critics. It began simply because I suddenly wanted to portray one of my artist friends, to make a small sculpture, a clay figure of him in order to show the unique nature of his work and how he looks at the world. In the first part of the book, I wanted the text to play the role of “ignition spark” to each figure: a brief flash of light to “illuminate” the whole in one overall flicker.The figures in the second part are surrounded by longer, denser texts that reveal my own perceptions, way of seeing, and thoughts through observations on their work and the clouds that I interpreted in varying ways, also as a sealed “Text Dream Machine.” The text thereby continuously assaults the figure with completely different thoughts and ideas that come from the text.
Figures and texts of:
Barbara Wien, Markus Vallazza, Rosa Pock, Rodrigo Llopis, Liesl Ujvary, Gundi Feyrer, Christiane Zintzen, Wilma Lukatsch, Ingeborg Knigge, Horst Lehnert, Andrea Zaumseil, Hans Jörg Mayer, Dieter Roth, Tomas Schmit, Nanne Meyer, Dominik Steiger, Elfriede Jelinek, Norbert C. Kaser, Thomas Eder, Gerhard Rühm, Rolf Winnewisser, Haegue Yang, Hansjörg Zauner, Karin Hochstatter, Martin Leitner, Franz Yang Močnik