2013 BUNKERpulpits (objects)
The exhibition „too little love for all“ shows different types of bunkers which I modified and poured in concrete in the size of a die. In the seemingly inanimate and cold objects screens are integrated which play different speeches or talks.
The bunker demonstrates an architecture which tags the outward and the foreign as threatening. Simultaneously they resemble modernistic buildings due to the pourable material concrete. Within the bunker objects we see videos which deal with the ritual and practice of the spoken speech. Whether it is a political speech, a religious sermon, a scientific lecture, a proclaimed artistic manifesto, some wise guidance of a guru or a balance presentation of a CEO in front of his shareholders. Contrary to individual experiences which go along with everybody, the speech always has a connotation of an instruction of a more knowing to an unknowing crowd.
The practice of the speech is hierarchically unlike the dialogue or the discussion. Those who speak are spatially disconnected from their public in different ways – raised on golden pulpits, on pedestals or platforms, they are surrounded by microphones or fortified behind plexiglass. The presented constructs tend to assume an independent existence, to become dogmas which mentally exercise control. As the initially liquid concrete becomes very solid, words and ideas can harden to frothy platitudes or dangerous dogmas. The manipulative power of language transforms to an image of a constructed reality. (text of the press release)
Author of: Der Traumfraucode, Gesetze des Erfolgs
„Frau ansprechen | Frau erobern | Frau verführen | Traumfrau finden“ (dating course)
Mystics, bestselling author of spiritual books
„Leben im Jetzt“ (extract)
„Soll ich schluss machen?“
Peter Frahm of Personal Power Coaching on the subject of finishing relationships.
Stanford Commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005 (only sound)
(In it he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life & death.)
„We want a legally binding agreement“
South African Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to a lively crowd in Copenhagen on Dec 13, 2009, urging a legally binding agreement. Tutu delivered tens of thousands of signatures from around the world to Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change, calling for climate action. Filmed by Pamela Juhl for Copenhagen Voice and The UpTake: www.theuptake.org Distributed by Tubemogul.
Addressing the press conference at the G8 Summit in 2007, after a „conversation“ with Vladimir Putin
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
spiritual teacher, founder of the „Art of Living Foundation“, the „International Association for Human Values“, the Institute of Vedic Science (VVM Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth)
„Advice for couples“
Confessions of Albert Einstein, sound document (Switzerland)