Friday, July 23, 2010

Joseph Beuys: Filzpostkarte

A multiple that is also a play with words: Filzpostkarte - felt postcard - Feldpostkarte, the latter the word for postcards sent from and to soldiers in the battle fields through the German military postal service. Now family keepsakes or collectors items, they are reminders of affective bonds across distances in dark, difficult and distressing times, entangled - "verfilzt" with Beuys' own felt legends and affinities.


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