Versuch über das Flugverhalten von politischer Meinung [Attempt on the flight behaviour of political opinion]
The festival lasts nine days. Every day the artist distributes another historic protest leaflet to stimulate discussions: How up-to-date are the different topics of the leaflets, such as labor, anti-fascism, or feminist movements, and is the leaflet still an important communication medium for protest?
This artist’s book was created during the research for the video installation Parcours. It brings together many personal and less personal stories that did not make their ways into the videos of the installation: about parts of the conversations with the protagonists of the videos; about a visit underground with three miners in one of the last mines of the Ruhr region still open today; about other artistic practices from the region including those of Richard Serra and James Benning, among others. The stories are juxtaposed with abstract drawings and photos of mushrooms, which stand for the diversity of the stories that were collected in the region, and for the deep connection of the Ruhr region with the soil.
Photos of sights in Geneva, Switzerland, such as the Jet d’Eau, the cathedral, and the Reformation Wall, as well as photos of daily situations, are shown in this artist book. The main object of each photo disappears partly in the binding of the artist book. New forms and objects appear.