03-01-2018 through 07-29-2018
A C F : G A L E R I E
A C F : I N F O B O X
Human communication would appear to be based on a set of conventions shared and accepted by us all. Equally, however, true power goes to those who, like Humpty Dumpty, act as arbiters of meaning and cultural interpretation. That, at least, is the view of Martin Droschke and Oliver Heß, an artistic duo by the name of Verwertungsgesellschaft.
In a dazzling display of witty “letterplay,” the pair rock the very foundations of the established linguistic canon, first dissecting and then reassembling the fragments they unearth. Pride of place goes to the tiniest links in the chain: individual letters.
Verwertungsgesellschaft deconstruct Goethe’s Werther, set up their own “lost letter” typography bureau, and ask whether literary classics such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet or Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf might not be more appetizing when served up in the form of alphabet pasta. Visitors are encouraged to join in this fascinating “word mash-up” by participating in the programme of events staged in the activity area. Letters can, after all, help to save lives!
In association with the Bunsen Goetz Galerie, Nürnberg.
Works created by Verwertungsgesellschaft can be acquired through the gallery. Further details are available at: Objekte Verwertungsgesellschaft
Our thanks to Josef Bernbacher & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG for its generous donation of alphabet pasta.