History of Our World

I Like America and America Likes Me | Joseph Beuys

Posted in Art, Performance, Photography by R on August 23, 2010

‘For me it is the idea of the word that produces all images. It is the key sign for all forms of moulding and organizing. When I speak using a theoretical language, I try to induce the impulses of this power, the power of the whole understanding of language which for me is the spiritual understanding of evolution.’
But language is not to be understood simply in terms of speech and words. That is our current drastically reduced understanding of language, a parallel to the reduced understanding of politics and economics. Beyond language as a verbalization lies a world of sound and impulses, a language of primary sound, without semantic content, but laden with completely different levels of information.
Every form of life speaks a language, untapped and unheard.


Joseph Beuys : Coyote

Caroline Tisdall




Joseph Beuys

Caroline Tisdall




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  1. Felix Curds said, on October 12, 2010 at 21:31


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  4. Jesper said, on January 9, 2012 at 01:05

    where is that quote taken from? any publication?

    • R said, on January 10, 2012 at 21:37

      It’s from the introduction to Joseph Beuys : Coyote, Caroline Tisdall, Schirmer/Mosel, 1976

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