Issue #19 – Winter 2014

Judith Hopf. The World of Things – silent today!

Starting with considerations on the relationship between the bodily reality of objects, artistic practice and a possible language that might connect these two universes that appear increasingly distant from each other in the eyes of the artist, Judith Hopf chooses the space of writing offered by Peep-Hole Sheet to share a radical perplexity. Taking her cue from a text penned by Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1902, known as “The Letter of Lord Chandos”, Hopf tunes the “deafening silence” triggered by the crisis of Chandos to her own, directly addressing readers to state her skepticism, but also to outline the hypothesis of a hidden language that might resolve the impasse produced by a widespread lack of attention regarding artistic experimentation.

Judith Hopf (Gräbschen Germany, 1969), lives and works in Berlin.

Peep-Hole Sheet is a quarterly of writings by artists. Each issue is dedicated solely to one artist, who is invited to contribute with an unpublished text whose content is completely free in terms both of subject and format. The texts are published in their original language, with accompanying translation in English. Peep-Hole Sheet is meant for those who believe artists are catalysts for ideas all around us, and who want to read their words without any filter. Over time it aspires to build up an anthology of writings that might open new perspectives for interpreting and understanding our times. Peep-Hole Sheet is published and distributed by Mousse Publishing.