- Swiss-American graphic designer, musician, photographer and performance artist Mike Hentz ranks among the pioneers of new media art.
- He co-founded the legendary performance group Minus Delta T and the artist groups Frigo, Radio Bellevue and the European Media Art Lab. In the 1990s he realized the project Piazza Virtuale with Van Gogh TV and a great many interactive cable and satellite television shows with Universcity TV. Hentz also taught at art schools in Germany, Switzerland and various Eastern European countries.
Works 7 is a very special overview of Hentz’s work: snapshots from all over the world, paintings, collages, graphic and ornamental works, and various artifacts from the artist’s collections, which include everything from old magazines to fabric patterns.
- Interconnected and mutually illuminating, Hentz’s works are multifunctional, incessantly morphing and re-emerging in all sorts of different contexts: a painting may be hung on a wall or used in a video lecture, a projected snapshot becomes part of an installation, existing works are scanned and reworked.
Hentz’s aggregate work-in-progress is reconstructed in an associative order in this encyclopedic, excessive book that highlights every aspect of his wide-ranging oeuvre.
Published: October 2019
Size (cm): 21 x 29.7 x 2
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