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Michael Sailstorfer Reaktor
Texts by Jennifer Allen, Franz Xaver Baier, Schorsch Kamerun, Ingo Niermann, interview by Neville Wakefield.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / German)
11 x 17 cm (softcover)
150 pages (27 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-1-933128-38-2
EAN: 9781933128382
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With essays of fiction by Ingo Niermann and Schorsch Kamerun, an art historical text by Jennifer Allen, and a philosophical contribution by Franz Xaver Baier, Reaktor constitutes the most comprehensive book on Sailstorfer’s oeuvre to date.
Born in 1979 in Vilsbiburg (Germany), Michael Sailstorfer lives in Munich and London. Characterized by subversive poetry and melancholic humor, his oeuvre can be read against the backdrop of the conceptualization of space. His sculptures endure as memories instead of as materials: the spinning tire in Time is no highway—Berlin, 2006, expands by giving off an utterly unpleasant odour of burning rubber. In Untitled (Lohma), 2008—a looped, slowed-down film of a hangar exploding—the house seems to be breathing like a human soul, while the bang of the explosion becomes a sound with volume and movement, visibly stretching the hangar.