Drawing (56) from THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP
"Single, double, and broken lines, arrows and crosses marking the last journey, the last battle, and the sinking of the battleship Bismarck on May 27, 1941. The wreck dragged 2104 men trapped in its steel plates to the bottom of the North Sea. Two parts of my work The Sinking of the Bismarckfrom 1988 hanging on the wall of the Zwinger Gallery in Berlin that called into doubt the continuation of the basic principles of Bismarck's social welfare legislation: the quarter of a sawed-apart desk from the period of German post-war 'baroque' and a satellite map of the Gulf of Nantucket, the homeland of Arthur Gordon Pym. In an experimental set-up, four rabbits locked up in boxes must smoke cigarettes until they die. All this under the assumption that animals don't have a consciousness. The poet Christoph Derschau in a state of exhaustion at the finish of a marathon. '9' was the number on his shirt. He died in 1995 from a pulmonary infection that had spread rapidly among the runners." (From: Black Blocks, Cinema Scope #46, 2011).