33 illustrations in colour, saddle stitching
Berndt Höppner collects planks, small wood, pieces of wood, paper, plastic, foils. He discovers his finds in nature as well as in everyday urban life, natural pieces and things that were once designed, left lying around, thrown away, wires, adhesive tape, and so on: seemingly unfinished and obviously finished.
For him, the exciting thing about creating art is not the product, but the crackling when, in the interaction of head and hands, due to inner and outer impulses, something emerges from seemingly nothing, is, and is discarded again, only to become again, only new. For Berndt Höppner art is transformation and change.
These processes surrounding the creation of art, this never-ending story of the artist's handling of his material are documented in this artist's booklet by Berndt Höppner. On 24 broadsheet pages, 33 colored photographs, printed without margins, show installations in indoor and outdoor spaces, situations that Höppner has created or found, constellations as they originate or could originate in exhibitions.
In this sense, the booklet documents Höppner’s attitude that art is not only connected with the risk of failure, but that it arises precisely from this risky action and work, and at the same time is itself a further step in this processual, artistic investigation.
|Release Place||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Dimensions||24.0 × 32.0 cm|