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Notes

Series of 9 different sets with 30 stickers each and city map cut-out in plastic box

Publisher Note english

For the project “Ortekataster für Zürich” (cadastre of places for Zurich), H.R. Fricker divided Zurich’s city centre into nine grid squares and assigned a place term to each square. A small plastic box is available for each square, which contains stickers with the corresponding name. The area around the main station thus becomes a virtual “Place of Ideas”. Virtual because the idea only takes place in reality once a user, after buying the multiple or the corresponding box, sets off to mark the stickers in the corresponding area.
Thus, in this work a second – psychological – city is laid over Zurich, which is constituted by terms such as vision, lie, illusion, fear, anger, mania, shame and cunning. “Ortekataster für Zürich” is a project that actually should change a city, if it is not its inhabitants who reinterpret the terms and fill them with new life.

Artists’ Edition

Ortekataster für Zürich

by H.R. Fricker

Publisher
Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 1994
Credits
Designer: Georg Rutishauser
Artist: H.R. Fricker
Printrun 200
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-05-7 (A)
Dimensions 5.5 × 5.5 × 2.8 cm
Technique Silkscreen Printing, Xerography