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Jochen Gerz «Life»
Jochen Gerz, «Life», 1974
Photograph: Dietmar Kirves | ©

 Jochen Gerz

Jochen Gerz writes by hand the word 'Leben' (German for 'life') all over the floor of an exhibition space, meaning the visitors have to trample on the artist's words. The performance as physical process and art-work involving the usage of real life-time can be grasped only through the medium of the words on the floor.