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48 illustrations, 12 in color, brochure

Publisher Note

Till Velten produces publications on practically all of his projects, which contain detailed material on his research. He is often interested in the local or thematic surroundings of an exhibition site. For example, starting with a valuable clock in the collection, he has circled the Blumenstein Museum in Solothurn in conversations with people from the surrounding area, or launched a major study on parapsychology in Freiburg im Breisgau.
With “HACH1” it is no different. For his installation at “Art Unlimited 2005” Velten researched the village of Hach and made it plastic in conversations with its inhabitants.
Here, the line between documentation and fiction dissolves: the dialogues are more protocols than emotionally charged portraits. Hach, documented with photographs of numerous residential buildings, serves as a background and ultimately as a fictional setting for statements that create a cosmos independent of location. In this work, Velten thus creates a kind of alternative cartography, an invisible yet vivid network of world views that begins to interest us at the latest when we realize that we actually know the individual parts very well.

Artists’ Book


— Der Polygraph

by Till Velten

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2005
Designer: Katja Pfleger
Artist: Till Velten
Printrun 300
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-83-5
Dimensions 17.0 × 21.0 cm
Pages 72
Technique Offset Printing