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Luftbad
Hodel / Schumacher / Clavadetscher [see all titles]
Edition Patrick Frey [see all titles]
 Hodel / Schumacher / Clavadetscher Luftbad
Text by Stefan Zweifel.

Graphic design: Marietta Eugster.
published in December 2018
German edition
20 x 28,3 cm (softcover)
280 pages (280 color ill.)
€52.00
ISBN: 978-3-906803-78-4
EAN: 9783906803784
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A selection of about 2.000 mail art works on paper (drawings, collages…) created between 1991-1994 by the artists' trio. They would mail each other pictures, repeatedly overpainting and adding to them until they comprised several layers. Each book cover is unique, individually designed by Eric Schumacher and Andrea Clavadetscher.
Hodel / Schumacher / Clavadetscher were a trio of artists from 1991 till Martin Hodel's death in 1995. Martin Hodel and Eric Schumacher were students in Vienna in those years, Andrea Clavadetscher in Zürich. They planned exhibitions and projects together, sending drawings back and forth between the two cities or from their travels.
Employing a wide range of different media and materials, Hodel / Schumacher / Clavadetscher opened up their art to subcultural phenomena, including, in particular, techno.
Luftbad presents their works on paper, an essential aspect of their collaborative work. They would mail each other pictures, repeatedly overpainting and adding to them until they comprised several layers. Each sheet became a thick pictorial palimpsest, a veritable forest of sensual signs. Taken together, they form a pictorial universe in which influences from art history and pop culture, mythology and comic books, fuse as indissolubly as the artistic signatures of the three artists. The book is an exuberant visual labyrinth that invites us to immerse ourselves and enjoy losing our way.
In 1992 Martin Hodel, Andrea Clavadetscher and Erich Schumacher formed an artistic trio Hodel / Schumacher / Clavadetscher, reduced to the duo Schumacher / Clavadetscher after Martin Hodel's death in 1995.