Die Uhr ist das Auge der Zeit

CR 471. Year 1967

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Die Uhr ist das Auge der Zeit

It could all have started with the recognition that time passes, and that as it passes we, our experiences and points of reference change. The passing of time has been evident from the changes going on around us, and it is only from here, from outside, in other words, that we have been able to perceive the changes in ourselves. We have felt something of the movement and duration of time, where we made a pause, where we took a look, marked a point in time from which our gaze could move forward. And from here, one day, something of that time that has passed with us became perceptible. The changes in things lay hidden in it and the reversal of values. So what would it mean to become aware of this?

Ulrich Krempel 1988


Visual Poetry

Photocollage (photography, Letraset) on paper, 21.4 x 16.1 cm

See the editions Die Uhr ist das Auge der Zeit (725) and Postsachen (779).


Zaragoza 1970


I: Marseille 1993, p. 312

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My name is Jochen Gerz