Drawing (24) from THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP

"Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev at the end of the 1970s in his situation room in the Kremlin in front of two running TV programs. No signs of sensory overload or existence as a vegetable yet. A set of kitchen knives along with a meat fork, meat chopper, and sharpening steel falling in from the East. The toggle fastener of an existentialist's frock from the 1960s connects the handle of a knife with its shadow on the face of Magdalena Montezuma in Elfi Mikesch's film Macumba, 1982. David Marc printed the drawing in 1995 in his book Bonfire of the Humanities with the legend: 'The best minds of Allen Ginsberg's generation were still accusing the radio of hypnotism in 1955.' This lament over self-righteous, intellectual shortcomings could today be resumed with: 'The best minds of Hape Kerkeling's generation will never get the difference between 35mm film and digital video.' A rather 'sh'tty sit'ation!' – but who cares. By nature, practice does not suffer from a need of theory." (From: Schwarze Blöcke, SchwarzHandPresse 2010).


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