The word Schreibzeit ("time of writing") appears custom-printed on many of Darboven's pages. It first appeared as the title of a 3200-page work in 1979.
[N]o concept could more tangibly explain what Hanne Darboven aesthetically strives for and artistically realizes, time of writing in chains of words and numbers; "write -- to compute -- compute -- to write" (Darboven), object, goal, and means of the whole work."

-- Klaus Honnef. "Art Encyclopedia of Culture: Klaus Honnef on Hanne Darboven." Hanne Darboven: Primitive Zeit/Uhrzeit. (Primitive Time/Clock Time), (Philadephia: Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, 1990): 10.

PHOTO: Hanne Darboven, from installation Für Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982, at Munich Kunstraum.




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