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January 31 – March 14, 2015
Febuary 21, 2015 at 5pm
(Tour with artist Chris Bünter)
A contemporary manuscript laid the acts as working material for an acoustic work in Counter Space. The manuscript was initiated in 2010, and despite having come a long way, it is still in the making. It consists of five texts, of which a sixth text is in preparation. Four texts are comprised of lists, the fifth is an essay. A first list is the transcript of over 900 key words for the Studienbibliothek zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung also known as SGA (study library on the history of the labour movement). Established by Amalie and Theo Pinkus in Zurich, its documents are since 2001 accessible at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich.
A second list was generated by employing the word “fear” as a search term in the Nebis (digital search network of libraries in Switzerland). A constructed duality unfolds between the keywords of the SGA and the book titles related to the word fear, bringing upon insight as to why some politically radical ideas or actions in everyday life, but also in discourse, often fail. The texts are read by actors in the studio, heard via loudspeakers and telephones in the exhibition space.
Specially created in line with the exhibition is an edition of 70, of which 12 editions are numbered and signed and include inserts.
Thanks to: Marc-Antoine Fehr and Ruth Kuhn, Adrian Tavernaro, Artemiza Capozzolo, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst