Considering the relationship between the bodily reality of objects, artistic practice and a possible language to reconnect these increasingly distant universes, Judith Hopf takes her clue from “The Letter of Lord Chardos,” a text composed by Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1902. Tuning the “deafening silence” triggered by the crisis of Chandos to her own, Hopf directly addresses readers to state her skepticism, but also to highlight the hypothesis of a hidden language that might resolve the impasse produced by a widespread lack of attention regarding artistic practice.
Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists published by Mousse Publishing. Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format. The texts are published in their original language, with accompanying translations in English and Italian. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter. Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times.
Born in 1969, Judith Hopf lives and works in Berlin.