Jochen Gerz with Raymonde Arcier

CR 29. Year 1972

Identification Jochen Gerz Cr 29 Web 7
Identification Jochen Gerz Cr 29 Web 8

    … We can see each of Gerz' work as a kind of self-portrait, a renewed skeptical positing of the definition of his identity and a confrontation with the inner "other", which activates structures of existence the underlying code of which he cannot reach. The skepticism frustrates the definition of the self's identity each time anew, and at the same time weaves the web of both artistic and his private existence.

    Mordechai Omer 1995



    Duration 20 minutes

    Two performers standing opposite one another touch each other in 16 successive, predominantly symmetrical motions.

    The piece French Wall # 12 is realized on the basis of the performance (526).


    Dialette, April 1972


    I: Darmstadt 1973, pp. 72-88. Karlsruhe 1975a, pp. 19-20, 120. Paris 1975a, pp. 17, 55. Bielefeld 1981, pp. 10, 92

    II: Red. 7, 1972. Red. 4, 1973, pp. 22-23

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