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A school of seeing

From the beginning of the 1980,  Karl-Heinz Mauermann has been producing little brochures. These have titles like 'Die Erblindung der Gärtner - ein Entwicklungsroman in Bildern', or 'Tattoo - eine wundertätige Geschichte in Bildern', or 'Die Helferin des Chirurgen - Teil 1 Anamnese, Teil 2 Therapie, Teil 3 Rekonvaleszenz'. In each of these brochures a therapy is introduced, an exemplary tale told. It is the aim of the complete collection of these brochures, those already in existence and those yet to be created, to achieve a comprehensive explanation of the world. An encyclopaedic project that will never be completed. The format of each is DIN A 5, the volume 32 pages. The first of these brochures are still fabricated with scissors, glue and Xerox machine, from the 1990s these are replaced by scanner and macintosh. Other media formats of the brochures are experimented with.

In 1991, AUGEN LEIDEN - Eine Schule des Sehens is created.



The brochures, in part in different media formats, were shown at (selection):

  • 1993   labirinto cibernetico, group exhibition, Goethe Institute, Buenos Aires
  • 1994   what you see is what you get, exhibition with Matthias Schamp, Galerie Lygnaß, Herne
  • 1994   Computerkunst 94, group exhibition, Städt. Museum Gladbeck
  • 1994   Kunst und Interaktion, exhibition accompanying the symposium MediaTec und Flothmannhallen, Herne
  • 1994   Idealkonkurrenz, interactive art at: 'world media interactive', CD-ROM, interactive magazine with works by Jeffrey Shaw, Ponton European Media Art Lab, Jill Scott, Agnes Hegedüs at al.