Dieter Appelt, Erinnerungsspur – Statische Vibration, 1979

Cover back and front

Cover back and frontDieter Appelt


This is an early publication of work by German artist Dieter Appelt. The artist mainly utilizes his own body and sculptures of his own construction in his work, which he then records photographically. His body becomes a sculpture. Appelt’s work reflects on life and death, space and time, to dark and cinematic effect. The staged photography of Appelt’s “rituals” were made from 1977 to 1979 and published under the title Erinnerungsspur – Statische Vibration (Memory trace – static vibration) in 1979. There are clear parallels to Wiener Aktionismus and the work of Austrian artists Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Günter Brus or Hermann Nitsch.

4 pages text by Eberhard Roters

1 page text by Günther Gercken

35 plates

Published by the Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung Berlin in 1979 in an edition of 1000 copies including 100 signed copies with an original signed silver gelatin print.

Soft cover

56 pages

App. 30.0 x 30.9cm