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Help Me I Am Blind
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 Heidi Specker & Theo Deutinger Help Me I Am Blind
Edited by Christoph Keller.
Texts by Theo Deutinger & Heidi Specker.
published in October 2010
English edition
13,5 x 19,5 cm (hardcover, cloth bonding, dustcover)
224 pages (70 color ill.)
€19.00
ISBN: 978-3-03764-129-3
EAN: 9783037641293
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Artists' book: an exchange of images and texts between Australia and Rotterdam.
"The imagination lies at the opposite end of the spectrum from the view. While the view suffers from chronic delay, caused by the inertia of light, multiplied by frictional losses in the human visual organ, imagination is a real-time phenomenon. With properly functioning eyesight, the view is guaranteed, whereas the imagination has to be forced."
—Theo Deutinger

"Help Me I Am Blind!"—two people in search of the intervening space. Heidi Specker's photographed views of Australia are answered by the daily imaginings of Theo Deutinger in Rotterdam. An exchange of images and texts—in real time via the Internet—results in testimonies of distance and closeness—at a time when the meter and kilometer have obviously outlived their relevance as measures of distance.
The publication is part of the series of artist's projects edited by Christoph Keller.
Born 1962 in Damme (Germany), artist Heidi Specker lives and works in Berlin.
Born 1971 in Flachau (Germany), architect, urbanist and theoretician Theo Deutinger lives and works in Rotterdam.