March 29, 2015

Object of the Week: Bla Bla Bla

Dieter Roth, Frühe Schriften und Typische Scheiße, 1970s. Foto: Wolfgang Müller

I've been studying and practising this week for the Dieter Roth guided tours at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin. The exhibition is about Dieter Roth's passion for music and I feel like Roth would have appreciated some entertainment during the guided tour. So I'm learning this poem consisting of blablabla's from Roth's Frühe Schriften und Typische Scheiße (1970s) by heart since it is a poem written for the ear. If you want to hear it, you will have to join my guided tour during the following weeks. I might fail just because Roth would like that even more. Instead of "everybody is an artist" Roth was convinced that "nobody is an artist". An everyday person arranges things, builds something up and then destroys it, and an artist just mimics this in a more primitive way so it is better visible. 


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