Entscheidungsfindung [Decision Taking]

The counting out rhymes project

Edited by Flurina and Gianni Paravicini-Tönz
Wuth an essay by Ursula Pia Jauch and Beat Stutzer (German/English).
Design: Stephan Fiedler, Hanna Williamson Koller
Hardcover, 24,5 × 30,5 cm, 64 pages, with 32 screenprints in 12 colours, japonaise
binding
2008
ISBN 978-3-907474-53-2
CHF 48.– / EUR 39.–

 

The artist Hans Danuser has devoted himself to the study of counting rhymes for many years. «Eeny, meeny, mini, moe» – a counting rhyme. Isn’t that pure nonsense? Aren’t such rhymes leftovers from long gone childhood days? Maybe. On the other hand, the highflown rationalism of adulthood may not be as rational as we think. Hans Danuser has succumbed to the charm and depth of childlike reason. His «Counting Out Rhymes Project» plays with letters and the latent meaning of words. The sophisticated world of academia has the same building blocks of meaning as do artists and children. We are fools when we lose our childlike faith. With a beguiling essay by the Zürich philosopher Ursula Pia Jauch.