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Cassandra

that I saw in the dream (Seeing clearly against light)
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2001 clairvoyance against the light 
21 sheets with watermark-sentences 
from Christa Wolf´s ‘Cassandra’ 
some with drawing inlays 
for installations against light 
as a tower or room 
for a clairvoyant/seer
each one of a kind, 70 x 50 cm
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2003 Library of the clairvoyant, twelve unique books, 

self-made paper with inlays, drawing, watercolour, collage, handwriting 

Envelopes made of waterjet drawings colored in red 

The twelve books are dedicated to Christa Wolf's Kassandra,

30 x 21 cm each 

2005 Colours I saw 

"The light that I saw together with Aeneas as often as we could, the light of the hour, just before the sun goes down." 

Twelve books, each one of a kind

Self-made paper with inlays, drawing 

water colour, collage, manuscript

Envelopes made of red dyed water jet drawings.

The twelve books are dedicated to 

Christa Wolf´s ‘Cassandra’ 

each 30 x 21 cm

Hell sehen gegen Licht

With Christa Wolf’s permission I used sentences from her novel Cassandra for watermarked words for the installation 'Tower for a Clairvoyante'. Light inside the tower makes the words visible.

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Library of the clairvoyante

Christa Wolf´s novel ‘Cassandra’ only mentions the clay tablets of the scribes. I could not imagine that Priam´s clever daughter did not have a library. In the imaginary library of Cassandra I juxtapose texts written by self-confident women, from the Sumerian princess, En-hedu-anna, to Elfriede Jelinek, with sentences from Christa Wolf´s ‘Cassandra’.

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 1. Book:  In the twilight

 2. Book: Berlin goddess

 3. Book: Glow head and dust trail

 4. Book: Beyond the walls of the citadel

 5. Book: On the thread of my life

 6. Book: White Block

 7. Book: Chaos

 8. Book: Colours I saw

 9. Book: A bright streak

10. Book: Mercilessly observed

11. Book: From tone to tone or note-birds

12. Book: Is time long or is it wide?

Life and Death

2017 Life and Death,

Red and Black

Cassandra as an archaeologist of memory: she observes the language/speech of her own people in Troy. They call Menelaos an enemy, not a guest any more. Manipulation of language leads to war.

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‘Cassandra’ by Christa Wolf Eight 
layers each with four sheets 
of water colour, etching, watermark 
and water jet puncture drawing
Papers hand- made, three variations 
in German; the No. 4 is in English and
belongs to the Special Collections 
of Vassar College, New York
Lefa cover with incised title 
Coptic binding, 32 x 32 cm
Colours I saw
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About the love of Christa Wolf´s 
‘Cassandra’ and Aeneas
Eleven coloured watermarked sheets 
with drawing and collage
Hand set and letterpress 
by Klaus Münchschwander 
folder 59 x 42 cm, 10 variations
1-3 bound in the form 
of a Swiss broschure 
4-10 as single sheets.
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