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Text: André Butzer

Year: 2001, Montreuil-sous-Bois

Format: 21 x 29 cm

Number of pages: 32

Edition of 120

Wanderung nach Annaheim

André Butzer

« This has nothing to do with human beings, because art has nothing to do with human beings. It is closer to the unscientific frequency of DNA, or is currently destroying this very frequency and replacing it with another frequency: that of light.»

André Butzer

 

Anaheim is a suburban town south of Los Angeles, founded in 1857 by 50 German families. This peculiar commune first built its economy around the grape. When a sudden insect invasion wiped out their source of livelihood, the residents of Anaheim reoriented their economy toward the production of electronics and airplane parts. Numerous theme parks, like Disneyland resort, later established the town’s lasting reputation. This town, haunted by technological mutation and the animation giants of Disney, is the starting point of this oeuvre by André Butzer. The title’s Heideggerian consonance evokes the philosopher’s sentimental predilection for the wandering scout as metaphor. Butzer expressive drawings skewer the entertainment industry and reveal the forgotten collusions between leisure and totalitarianism. 

 

 

2001, Silverbridge/ by Juli Susin  (Montreuil) Text by André Butzer One in-4 volume (30 x 22.5 cm), 36 pages, perfect-bound with canvas cover, gold-foil title. 36 lithographic prints on Lana ancient pure chiffon at ARTE, Paris. 120 copies numbered and signed by the artist. 12 copies feature original drawings by the artist.