Days A Week 2000 :
TWO-TO-ONE VIRUS MEETS SCOUSE : Tom
Koesel . Pavor Nocturnus . Walter Wolf
Unity Theatre, 6. Oktober - 11. November 2000
WALTER WOLF'S PAVOR NOCTURNUS
Koesel "Moving world"
TOM KOESEL TWO-TO-ONE-VIRUS
Tom Koesel (top) The so called 'Two-to-One-Virus' was
discovered at the end of 1997. The virus changes the order of letters
in computer graphic font programmes and depicts them as three dimensional
objects. The letter I for example becomes a four sided square rod.
The virus has a different selection criteria for each font. For most
fonts the letter O is dropped, which means that words with the letter
O can no longer be constructed. However, the main selection criteria
is based on the fact that only words with an even number of letters
can be formed. Consequently a word like SWEET can either not be depicted
or only as a mutation of the Two-to-One-Virus, ending with a double
letter as SWEETT.
In accordance with these characteristics, Scouse phrases will be infected
with the virus and transformed into three dimensional objects in my
project. Local dialect phrases provide the starting material for this
artistic transformation. The application of the virus will reduce
the original number of words. Words with an uneven number of letters
as well as words with the letter O no longer occur. Out of the remaining
words a few succinct expressions will be transformed into sculptural
objects, and these will be exhibited.
Language changes constantly through a variety of influences: for example
in the past, industrialisation, the moving of borders, the introduction
of radio and television, then increased mobility, and today the internet
and the phenomena of chat lines-all these changed the culture of communication.
In my project the changes in language are instead instigated by a
Walter Wolf "Ohne
Titel" Mixed media on paper 2000
WALTER WOLF'S PAVOR NOCTURNUS
What motivates a painter to stretch canvases again and again, thereby
adding yet another one to the numerous paintings that already exist?
The Cologne based artist Walter Wolf (top right), . born in 1963 in
Trier, answers simply: "I am driven by painting, it defines my
life and I define it." In essence this urge also determines and
shapes the process by which the pictures are created. Here Wolf relies
on his intuition and finds inspiration whilst travelling, as well
as drawing on Christian iconography and art history.
way in which he deals with content and uses materials, allows him
to concentrate on and explore the possibilities of artistic expression
through painting. The work shown in Liverpool, mixed media on canvas
and print, documents a new creative phase of the artist as he uses
collage techniques alongside his preferred oil colours. Wolf
uses exclusively his own drawings and reproductions as the starting
point for his collage-fragments. "I trust in the power of painting.
Tackling issues solely by means of painting is possible, however painting
never serves as purpose." This principle can be seen and experienced
through the work that is being shown at the Unity Theatre.