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Set III’ is composed of nine equal elements.. ..they fill the space, but I am not interested in the physical aspect of filling. I want the work to become an energy centre, like an atomic station. It’s the same principle again: transmitter and receiver. The receiver is the same as the transmitter, only in felt. It is a totalization. The spectator becomes the program. The spectator, represented by the felt, equals the program.

Interview with Willoughby Sharp, 1969; as quoted in Energy Plan for the Western man – Joseph Beuys in America.

graphite, pencil & oil pastel, 297 x 210 mm, 2014

graphite, pencil & oil pastel, 297 x 210 mm, 2014

 

a dog going about his business.

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