AM ANFANG WAR DAS WORT AM. - IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD IN.*
Language in words and pictures (*After the work with the same title by Timm Ulrichs)
Carlo Battisti, Klaus Peter Dencker, Heinz Gappmayr, Angelika Huber, Ado Hamelryck, Lars Koepsel, Josef Linschinger, Timm Ulrichs
Tadaaki Kuwayama + Eugen Gomringer | Peter Weber + Klaus Peter Dencker
Exhibition from November 9th to December 22nd, 2018
Opening: Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 7 to 9pm
Matinee: Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 12pm to 4pm
“With Concrete or Visual Poetry we can steal into language, break up its structure and present appropriated forms that show we are the masters of language. We can manipulate language in a positive sense; we can master it and work with it as we wish. We can take it apart; we can change the order of the letters and recognize in it anagrams: hidden meanings. By changing the order of the letters, I have, for example, turned the German word “Natur” (“nature”) into “Unrat” (“rubbish”) or vice versa. And when we invent or find such things, it illustrates the supremacy of the mind more so than when we painstakingly create a narrative.”
Timm Ulrichs in “Konkrete Poesie – Von Buchstaben, Lauten und Wörtern”.
broadcast by SWR 2, April 12, 2012.