The Invention of the World

Die Erfindung der Welt

L’invention du monde

CR 309. Year 1985

Wv 309 La Invention Du Monde 004

"The Invention of the world" is the story of a man no one knows. The only reason the location of the story is not doubtful is because the subject is the world and its invention. No doubt the world is the name of a place (but we do want to get by without many names in our story). After all, memory is a popular form of error.

Mixed Media Photograph

4 framed b+w photographs, each 40,5 x 50,5 cm, 1 framed text (relief print), 13 x 18 cm, 1 framed text (typed on paper), 18 x 24 cm, total 82 x 269 cm

The texts are typed in three languages.

Collection Robelin, Paris


Ravenna 1985. Rennes 1985. Saarbrücken 1985. Frankfurt 1986 (Rennes 1987. Berlin 1987). Clermont-Ferrand 2019. Lyon 2022


I: Ravenna 1985, pp. 60, 64. Saarbrücken 1985, pp. 5-8, 11-17. Berlin 1987, p. 308. Lyon/Paris 2022, pp. 126-127

II: Giessler 1985, p. 6

My name is Jochen Gerz