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Genius Loci

  • Author: Jeremy Millar
  • Artist: Tacita Dean
  • Section: Collaboration

Sound as Duration in the Films of Tacita Dean

  • Author: Paula Carabell
  • Artist: Tacita Dean
  • Section: Collaboration

Teignmouth Electron

  • Author: Dieter Schwarz
  • Artist: Tacita Dean
  • Section: Collaboration

Doubt the Day

  • Author: Adrian Searle
  • Artist: Thomas Demand
  • Section: Collaboration

Memoryscapes

  • Author: Andreas Ruby
  • Artist: Thomas Demand
  • Section: Collaboration

The Neutron Bomb Effect

  • Author: Jörg Heiser
  • Artist: Thomas Demand
  • Section: Collaboration

Débordement de Vie

  • Author: Bruce Hainley
  • Artist: John Wesley
  • Section: Collaboration

Kasper König & Marianne Stockebrand talk on the telephone about John Wesley

  • Author: Kasper König / Marianne Stockebrand
  • Artist: John Wesley
  • Section: Collaboration

Passive Expressive

  • Author: Linda Norden
  • Artist: John Wesley
  • Section: Collaboration

Allan Kaprow, Household

  • Author / Artist: Allan Kaprow
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Household. Allan Kaprow’s Economy

  • Author: Philip Ursprung
  • Artist: Allan Kaprow
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

The Veil of the Liminal. Mike Parr’s Brides

  • Author: Edward A. Scheer
  • Artist: Mike Parr
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Will the Circle Be Unbroken

  • Author: Russell Ferguson
  • Artist: Glen Wilson
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Illuminations. The Drawings of Patti Smith

  • Author: David Greenberg
  • Artist: Patti Smith
  • Section: Les Infos du Paradis

Incunabula

  • Author: Steve Dietz
  • Section: Cumulus

San Keller: Art as a Public Service

  • Author: Giovanni Carmine
  • Artist: San Keller
  • Section: Cumulus

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Introduction

“Delighted at making new friends, Gerda lifts them up and Jörg takes pictures of them.” This comment accompanies the photographs in our Insert, taken by Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger on their journey around the world in 1998–1999. They are light-hearted pictures of people laughing in surprise at having just been lifted off the ground. “Lifting” has metaphorical implications and we notice that a simple, childlike, infectiously spontaneous act rises above cultural difference and the marks of conformity—and does so with disarming ease.

The essentially unfiltered immediacy of the Insert stands in contrast to the work of our collaboration artists in this issue: John Wesley, Tacita Dean, and Thomas Demand. Here we enter realms of enigma, absence, memory, exchange, artificiality, and stylization. Yet a uniting constant might be found in the keyword, ‘journey’. The artists’ journeys through time and space do not take us to people but to events and places of mental reverberation. Deserted and inhabited only by ghosts is a phrase we have heard before. Or the idea is nurtured of objects with ominous stories to tell if only they could speak.

While working on this issue, someone remarked that the editions conjure a sense of wanderlust. We actually see a figure left behind on shore gazing at two men in a rowboat. A postcard sent to Zurich from Africa shows the mythical “rayon vert,” the phenomenon of the green ray that joins the sunset on the ocean horizon upon the rare convergence of certain climatic conditions. And finally visions of faraway lands are evoked by the carrier, its hatch invitingly open prior to take-off. Not until we espy the emblem indicating that this is a picture or rather a reconstruction of the American President’s Air Force One vehicle do we return to the solid terrain of everyday facts.