"Short Dictionary of Words and Names", text distributed at h., Melbourne, during exhibition in April 1998
Berlin current residence of artist.
Chaos opposite of control.
Chimney frequent subject matter in artist's work. first as framed photographs; later built in brick.
Collaboration attempt to make 1+1 = 3.
Control opposite of chaos.
Hebdomeros novel by Giorgio de Chirico (Paris 1929). preferred reading. only three place names mentioned in text: the Acropolis; the bridges over the Rhine in Basel; the German Consulate in Melbourne.
PhotoMapping (inv. 1998) recreation of a given image in photographs. method: 1. original image divided with grid; 2. corresponding pictures photographed for each field of the grid; 3. original image reconstituted. predefined limitations: place; time-span.
PsychoMapping (inv. 1994) the act of bringing out chaos inherent in a map. method: hand drawn copies of map accumulated one after another. predefined limitations: no overview during work process; machinelike behavior; strive for perfect copies.
Sydney arrival town of artist in Australia.
Taejon city south of Seoul where Second Chimney was built in 1993.
TEST-paintings (inv.1992) series of simultaneously nonfigurative and realist (bloodstains) paintings. method: 1. red watercolor randomly splashed on paper; 2. splash with special qualities identified; 3. exacting copy of selected splash painted in oil on canvas or panel. predefined limitations: no cropping or editing; non-machine-like behavior during act of painting; the copy must exceed the original.
JS, Melbourne, 10.4.98