Explore apparition and the disappearance of objects at this lecture and demonstration delivered by Jochen Dehn in collaboration with artist and co-founder of art space FormContent Francesco Pedraglio.
Approximate duration: 90 minutes.
Jochen Dehn (b. 1968, Paris, France) and Francesco Pedraglio (b.1981, Como, Italy)
For this session for Wide Open School, Jochen Dehn collaborates with artist and writer Francesco Pedraglio, whose work has involved suppositions, rumours and superstitions, invisibility and abstraction.
When writing and performing, Pedraglio focuses on the practical and conceptual difficulties of storytelling, especially the problem of 'making sense' in English, a language that is not his own. In his short stories words take on a life beyond the printed page, becoming physical bodies in three-dimensional space.
Jochen Dehn's performances often consist of lessons, demonstrations, workshops or experiments, each of which is doomed to partial failure.
In a recent series of performances, he reflected on sculpture's value and worth, focusing on five objects, including a hole in the ground and a lump of ashphalt, which he transformed into obstacles inside the gallery. And that was just the beginning of the story! In works such as these obstructions become abstract objects.