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Gustav Mesmer and his wall of models

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Twenty years later, I’m still awed by this wall of models. Mesmer demonstrates how his artwork (inspired by the models) is attached to his bicycle

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Gustav Mesmer – models of his flying machines

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The artist on his 80th birthday in Buttenhausen, Germany (1992). The holes in the wings were intentional. It was never his intention to build a flying machine that flies.

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Field Work – Visiting Gustav Mesmer’s studio

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Buttenhausen, Germany. We read about the outsider artist Gustav Mesmer in a copy of Kunstforum. We found him by asking the Buttenhausen phone operator if she knew of an artist (recently released from an asylum) who was partial to flying … Continue reading

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The Rings of Saturn – a traveling companion

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In 2004, Patt traveled to East Anglia, England to (re)walk W. G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn. In preparation for the trip, she re-typed the novel and printed out the text onto small scraps of paper that were then sewn together … Continue reading

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Searching for Sebald: Contribution to Artist Edition

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Patt’s contribution to the artist edition of Searching for Sebald: Photography After W.G. Sebald (2007) consisted of one roll of b&w film (exposed but yet to be developed) with images¬†purported to come from the artist’s rewalking of Sebald’s book, The … Continue reading

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