Saturday, October 28, 2006, at 6 pm we will open the exhibition by the Swiss Hervé Graumann.
(...) The specific logic of one medium - word, writing, picture, space - opens new perspectives in another medium. Hervé Graumann does not aspire to synaesthesia - not even in the presumably historically unique encounter between transdisciplinary thinking and the technical potential of the computer as a universal medium for calculation, text, picture, moving image, sound and control instrument for their interaction. He inserts specific modes of thinking, as transformers, into other modes. After 20th-century art pioneered the great move towards breaking down boundaries, he now occupies an open medial field. The relationship of this artistic practice to the history of art lies in the very fact that it embraces several media and does not take place within or along the boundaries of the old disciplines. Changes are events. Today they spring from a specifically rooted thinking in a context subject to sudden, abrupt change - and not from thinking that is fixated on change and that follows the market's permanent demand for innovation. (...)
Hans Rudolf Reust, excerpt from «Swapping surfaces» in Monography Hervé Graumann, Bärtschi-Salomon Editions
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