Negerhosen2000

Negerhosen2000 is a project spanning various forms and materials
The artist in German Lederhosen constructed of leather resembling caucasian skin and blond hair, was initially deployed as an art-action in multiple European cities.
A photographic record/documentation was collected and assembled from the public and incorporated into artworks in the form of private and public art installations, limited edition C-Prints, beer coasters and so on. These images were redeployed in everyday venues such as city squares, bars, restaurants, cafes, beer-gardens , galleries and museums.

The Negerhosen2000 artworks include:

  1. Negerhosen2000 / Postcards from My Loves (Postkarten von meinen Lieben)

    2006, Five (5) illuminated billboards digitally printed on textile ± dims. 250cm x 350cm each
    Quivid Munich Buildings Council Public Billboards commission for Marienpltaz (UBahn / SBahn)

  2. Negerhosen2000/ Gothik (Aktionsforum Installation, Munich)
    *Negerhosen2000 / Gothik-Berg (*Savvy Contemporary, Berlin-Neukölln)

    2001, Digitally printed photography on mylar in light-boxes
    Site specific installation, Prater-Insel Munich (later modified for Kunstverein-Wolfsburg DE, Brooklyn Museum USA, Halle de la Villette Paris FR, Savvy Contemporary Berlin-Neukölln DE)

  3. Negerhosen2000 / Beer-coaster No.1, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe version

    2001, Letterpress printing on die-cut board 106mm x 106mm round
    A bear coaster created to be distributed and used in public and private venues. The text is taken from Goethe's epic work "Faust" with the Devil's declaration :"Normally man assumes that when he hears Words, that the words must also have Meaning"

  4. Negerhosen2000 / Beer-coaster No.2, Walter Benjamin version

    2004, offset printing on die-cut board 106mm x 106mm round
    A bear coaster created to be distributed and used in public and private venues. The text is taken from Walter Benjamin's seminal work "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" on the theme of Authenticity :"Normally man assumes that when he hears Words, that the words must also have Meaning"

  5. Negerhosen2000 / The Escape

    2001,Analogue C-Print 70cm x 100cm
    Travel diary photo while in transit

  6. Negerhosen2000 / The Spectacle

    2001,Analogue C-Print 70cm x 100cm
    Daily stroll through the main thoroughfare leading to Munich's Marienplatz

  7. Negerhosen2000 / Deutsche Eiche

    2001, Analogue C-Print 70cm x 100cm
    A posing moment near the deutsche Eiche (German oaks) of Hamburg

  8. Negerhosen2000 / Garden Paradise

    2001,Analogue C-Print 70cm x 100cm
    A chance encounter through the Englischer Gärten (the English Gardens)

  9. Negerhosen2000 / The Travel Albums v.1, Amsterdam

    2003, digitally printed images on DinA4 paper,pencil and inks on blue mylar (each 70cm x 50cm)backing
    A diary of imaginary postcards with incidental notes recounting the project's journeys and strolls in texts and images collected from the public.
    (Migrating Identities Amsterdam exhibition link HERE)

  10. Negerhosen2000 / The Travel Albums v.2, Infinite Island, Brooklyn Museum, NewYork

    2007, pigmented inks on DinA4 archival paper with collaged elements,pencil and ink on blue mylar (each 70cm x 50cm) backing
    Second version of a diary of A4 sized postcards with incidental notes recounting the project's journeys and strolls in texts and images collected from the public

Footnotes: 
  1. 1. Video for a Negerhosen2000 Billboards youtube-link on this site's diary/blog
  2. 2. Sütterlin on Wikipedia.
  3. 3. Tracht as defined on Wikipedia (Traditional folks-apparel is known generically as Tracht ,pl. Trachten). Lederhosen (Leather pants) are particular to the germanic regions of Europe.
  4. 4. Performance Art an online introduction
  5. 5. Sepplhose is a bavarian term used for short length Lederhosen popular in post war life in germany due to its economizing of leather.