PRINT January 1988


To see everything correctly means to think in images––to see how images are hermetically separated from the world of language, and how they are mute to the same degree that they show us the destruction of nothingness, making visible to us the knowledge that is contained within them. In order for us to see what the images know, we must investigate the time whose eyes are images––the eyes that see nothing but death in the shadows of the cadaver. Yet now, on the border we also see not-death; this can be thought about according to the new formula of the image world.

—Rainald Goetz

MANY ARTISTS WONDER today how can they avoid the formalistic approach so visually pervasive in our society in the form of the corporate logo. The answer is not naked, crude, direct expression, nor is it didactic tendentiousness, for the great ideologies are dead. Yet we can still observe traces of ideologies, and some

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