Work

Dead-archive-I,-1977-78-940

The work of denmark can be categorised in five groups:

Dead Letters

Folded Work

Visual archives

Archive blocks

Temporary installations

The artist denmark uses the printed products of the information age, including daily papers, leisure, job, beauty and lifestyle magazines, and the mountains of books we produce, as materials for his art. He has rendered this overwhelming flood of information and sensory stimulation into unintelligible matter since the mid-’70s. His works symbolize the consequences of our waste-producing culture by suggesting a way to deal with the ceaseless flood of information. In making print products into art he combines traditional forms of conservation, such as storage in preserve jars, bottles and sealed plastic bags, compacting and freezing, with forms of disposal including pulverization, cutting and burning.

Beatrix Ruf, Art at Ringier 1995-1998, Ringier AG, Z├╝rich 1999, p. 40

Denmark-Intro-EN (PDF)

Denmark-Intro-FR (PDF)

Denmark-Intro-DE (PDF)

Denmark-Intro-NL (PDF)

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