CR 779. Year 1973

Postsachen Jochen Gerz CR 779 1 web
Postsachen Jochen Gerz CR 779 2 web

Ces cartons contiennent mes cartes, sacs en plastique, questions, mini-affiches, prises de position des deux dernières années. Je les ai faits pour des expositions, manifestations, aussi contre ...

Mail Art: This expression underscores the use of postal material, while not neglecting the specific characteristics of the institution. It designate mailing, by which we mean sending a simple object or document through the postal system, as well as the system of exchange and the particular form through which the message is expressed

Jean-Marc Poinsot 1970

But what then matters to the author? To breathe, to remain flexible, trunk rolling, as he repeatedly states with a sporty undertone: “To move without getting nowhere.” To be indifferent, to watch, to take up no position, not to take part in the “organisation”, to be empty, to let it pass through oneself, to remain limb, adaptable. “Not to serve the good cause. Not to free Jerusalem. To exhale.” That might sound Far Eastern, but in its provocative softness it is without fatal mysticism. Rather situationist, clung to the moment as an atom of time.

Günther Metken 1978. Translated by e_CR editors



Text (typewriting) and copies of 21 editions and documents of performances in a cardboard case, 32 x 25 x 3 cm, all sent previously by mail (Mail Art)

Berlin: Edition Hundertmark, 1973
Number of copies: 27


Berlin 1972. Amsterdam 1976. Köln 1980. Graz 1981. Hagen 1983. Zürich 1987. Köln 1992


I: Neuwied / Berlin 1971. Berlin 1980 a, p. 101

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J’ai beaucoup aimé ton expo chez Ben (745)(See text above)

Is there Life on Earth?, 1968/1970 (12)

Atmosphärische Drucke / Atmospherical Prints, 1971 (23)

During a brief stop... (134, 741)

Die Uhr ist das Auge der Zeit (725)

Achtung Kunst korrumpiert / Caution Art Corrupts (731)

Ce soir à 23 Heures 45 / Tonight at 11:45 pm (730)

Play Texts # 1 und # 2 (733)

Kartentexte / Card texts(739)

Found Piece (740)

L’Art est une aventure fichue (742)

Rechtsschreibung (748)

The Medium is the message (761)

La défoliation / The Defoliation (770)

I sign your signature (773)

Den Medien den Rücken kehren (774)

Tischtennisspieler (Annoncenteil, Luchterhand Verlag, pp. 24-25)

My name is Jochen Gerz