Kriegfried – „circles and ellipses“ -
The 59 Rivoli, Paris now shows the photographic documentation of a
The spontaneous performance „Kreide-
As it was an illegal action some of the artists had disputs with the italian police -
Now four of the group members Heinz Pelz, Ralf Scherrer, Wolf Pehlke and Harald Haeuser, created a special series of works for the Paris project:
Each one of the 4 artists worked on 10 ellipses in their personal style.
All 40 ellipses then are combined to one installation throughout the exhibition space.
The idea of being tolerated as an individual in a group, in a society, is the essential message.
When combining the old photos of the „chalk circles“ with the new ellipses in one exhibition, the transformation of circles into ellipses as an „accelerated“ form of a circle comes to mind. As if our old earth would become an ellipse by rotating faster and faster
Time is demonstrated as a phenomenon of centrifugal force:
Societies seem to work well and keep their tolerant attitudes only while being in a process of permanent changes – this at a growing speed only ?
"Modern art makes use of the variation of the repetition, the sequence or series, to exemplarly demonstrate the transformation will as such and also the infinitely thinkable richness of variety.“
Prof. Axel Heil, in the article „The nihilisme of the conditions – Kriegfried for everybody“
published in the art book „ precursor and companions – art of the past 60 years“ -