Grafik Elke Suhr

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Elke Suhr: DIRECT
Lecture and presentation, 1995

...wie der Pfeil die Sehne besteht, um gesammelt im Absprung
mehr zu sein als er selbst. Denn Bleiben ist nirgends.
R.M.Rilke: Duineser Elegien the arrow consists of the tendon collected around in the jump

being more than himself. Because there is nowhere to stay.

R.M.Rilke: Duino Elegies

They lie about as though they'd been shot off but never reached their target. Or as just before the hunt, when everything is ready to go, or as if... occasionally lost. Usually they don't come towards me but guide my view into the distance. They are visualized thought directing one's attention straight ahead, left, right or simultaneously straight ahead and turning. As such, they seem to disseminate their own trace of action without loss of accuracy.

Their points are neither made of copper, nor iron or steel. Questions about their material consistency will not come up even during rapid acceleration. The driver simply glides over them as a hunting offender, victim and projectile all at once

Everyone is closest to his own cushioned armor, and at the stoplight only the load capacity of the ground below is of any interest.

Only when arrived at the parking lot does the hypertrophic, gluey, stenciled spray painting turn into a compressed color package, mute in all directions, utterly silent and entirely itself as in death.


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