What do a Marilyn Monroe poster, a fast food menu, a postcard rack, a hairdresser’s model collection, a Che Guevara portrait, and a lost cat poster have in common? Nothing, except that they are photographs displayed in public space that all ended up in my archive of photographs gathered from around the world over fifteen years. Removed from their original context and presented without any comment, these photographs of photographs turn out to be a miscellaneous reflection of popular obsessions, fantasies, and desires that become apparent in the everyday use of photography. The book is a twin of my Bilderbuch, maybe it’s my only real Fotobuch.
Digital print, softcover, perfect bound, 21 x 14.8 cm, 120 pages, colour, 30 €
The Mexicans will pay for this poster!
Linocut, 35 x 50 cm, 50 €
Posters are shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube.
Two Hundred Alternative Facts about Mr T
The title says it all, two hundred little known alternative facts. Count them. They are painstakingly researched and they are true. The full truth about Mr T, all you need to know in this time of fake news and demagogy. This is a great brochure. It's true. It's one of the best brochures ever. It's sold at the fantastic price of just € 3 per copy. And things get better: There is a special unlimited quantity discount – just € 25 for a bundle of 10 copies. Get them for your friends. This very special brochure is only available as long as Mr T is in office. The day he resigns or gets impeached or assassinated or is replaced by another president, the remaining stock will be sent to hell. Until then a free copy of this great brochure will be included in every book order. And that is a fact.
Digital print, softcover, saddle-stichted, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, 20 pages, b/w, 3 €
sind wir dumm – Ein Lexikon der Suchvorschläge
An experimental exploration of the search engine and its role in confirming popular prejudices through word completion (in German language).
Digital print, softcover, perfect bound, 19 x 12.5 cm, 312 pages, b/w, 18 €
Bilderbuch draws on an extensive archive of photographs taken from newspapers, magazines, books etc. that I have been gathering over more than 40 years. A selection from this ongoing collection of printed matter, removed from the original context and presented without any comment, was first published in book form in 2012. Bilderbuch 2.0 is an expanded remix of the book's first edition.
Digital print, softcover, perfect bound, 21 x 14.8 cm, 144 pages, colour, 32 €
In late autumn 1974, Werner Herzog walked from Munich to Paris. In the logbook of his journey he mentioned the village I grew up in and that I had left a few months before he passed through it. His three words in Vom Gehen im Eis / Of Walking in Ice are possibly the only literary mention of the village. Forty-two years later I repeated one leg of Werner Herzog's walk, from Burgfelden to Dotternhausen. Just like him, I passed through the village I grew up in without stopping.
Digital print, softcover, perfect bound, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, 72 pages, b/w, 16 €
There are two kinds of things in the world, things that are ok and things that suck. Many of the things that suck are strictly speaking not really things. They are companies or services. It's not a big surprise that many of these are related to the internet. These amorphous entities are the pillars of the digital universe. Amazon sucks, Facebook sucks, Google sucks, and so do all the other companies that infiltrated modern life and that seem to be so indispensable in present age. For the contemporaries who share the feeling that these things suck I made a set of prints. Each print is based on the logo of one of the entities that suck. They are linocuts printed in editions of 20 copies.
18 linocuts in a semi-archival box, hand-printed on 120 gr acid-free dorée paper, 29.5 x 21 cm each, stamped with archival ink. Edition of 20 copies, numbered and signed, 450 € (+ shipping by registered mail).