Eurasia, 2012

 

(…) This site-specific floor print installation, exhibited in the TZR Galerie Kai Brückner and titled « Eurasia », is mostly composed of very long lines of text in different font sizes which are placed against each other at right angles and altogether mark a cloud-shaped field. Based on materials from seminars, which Beuys held at the end of the 1960′s at the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie, Dombis’ text is not to be read as a continuously, linear narration or discourse. The text becomes the raw material of an organic form that, so to speak, creates a picture of the Eurasian continent’s expansion. Single thoughts, ideas or fragments of this are legible and the artist does not dictate an order. The viewer has to develop his own pattern. However, aspects of formal and inner perception blend together and the central idea of the opposition between « western » and « eastern » principles and their possible agreement emerge. (…)

Extract from Pascal Dombis’ Eurasia by Kay Heymer / more >