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40 illustrations and documents, thread sewing with flexible vinyl cover

Publisher Note

“Seelensysteme” is published on the occasion of Till Velten's major solo presentation at the Helmhaus Zurich and documents the artist’s current engagement with C.G. Jung with numerous images and texts and provides insight into a representative selection of previous work complexes.
Starting out from his preoccupation with phenomena of parapsychology in the exhibition “Spuk” at the Kunstverein Freiburg im Breisgau, Velten has come across images that appear in dream narratives. Inspired by this, he became interested in C.G. Jung’s work with the images of his patients and his teaching of archetypes. And since Velten pursues his interests by talking to affected people, he turned first to psychoanalysts and then to pastors and priests. For Till Velten, the conversations with these two professional groups turn out to be special in that the conversation is central for both psychoanalysis and pastoral care itself.
After “Was ist los eigentlich im Blumenstein”, “HACH1 – der Polygraph” and “Mannschaft”, three of Velten's project books, a detailed catalogue of works is now available in “Seelensysteme”. Lilian Pfaff refers in her text to the complete works, Simon Maurer refers above all to Velten’s investigative conversational work. A conversation between Jeanette Fischer and the artist completes the volume. Together with the extensive volume “Gespräche” (Conversations), the previous work of Velten is thus comprehensively documented.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2006
Editor: Helmhaus Zurich
Artist: Till Velten
Printrun 1200
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-97-2
Format softcover
Dimensions 15.0 × 19.5 cm
Pages 104
Technique Offset Printing

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