10 May 2012

"Dieter Roth came to regard the Tischmatten (place mat) as analogous to pressed flower pictures to be hung on a wall: portable tokens of a far larger abundance. Today these objects have the authority of confrontations with the ephemeral nature of existence, testaments to the inherent pleasures and ironies of life-defining work."
"Dieter Roth is known to have referred to his work as dinge or ‘stuff,’ deploying an all-encompassing word to convey his discovery that even the most seemingly banal act of covering things up or leaving them alone, produced something more beautiful and entertaining than the pieces over which he had labored in younger years."
Tischmatte, St. Johanns-Vorstadt
Tischmatte, St. Johanns-Vorstadt (detail)
Tischmatte, St. Johanns-Vorstadt

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