Scratched Dig Photographs, 2015 - 2017

Scratched Dig Photographs, 2015 - 2017

Photograph of Dig Shovel Dig, Aldeburgh Cliffs , Individually scratched, 4th August 2015.

Photograph of Dig Shovel Dig, Aldeburgh Cliffs , Individually scratched, 4th August 2015.

“The closest thing to Kleist’s phallic dash, however, is actually a strategy JocJonJosch has not been using for very long. I imagine Kleist in 1807 writing the dash, scratching it out onto the paper with relish. JocJonJosch has recently been scratching sensually into the lacquered surface of the photo prints documenting – quite literally reproducing – their penetrating actions in the soil in the Valais fields. Here the three of them insert jittery dashes, which penetrate their perfectly printed pictorial O’s. In contrast to the oral potential of the exhibition title and poster, the penetrated works here really do lose their innocence. They lose their photographic virginity.” - Daniel Morgenthaler - Read more

Scratched Photograph of Hügel Graben, Individually scratched, 1st July 2016

Scratched Photograph of Hügel Graben, Individually scratched, 1st July 2016


As in Malevich, JocJonJosch discover themselves as an active negation within the fullness of the world. Through precarious acts of digging, semi-invisible performances and the void of the camera, their dynamic emptiness devours, destroys, consumes and annihilates all things – including historical Land Art, the writings of Beckett and the zombie-time of contemporary art institutions and museums – in an attempt to re-arrange reified art history and ignite new conversations in a recently re-dilated present. - Andrew Hunt - read more

“JocJonJosch don’t descend into the UnderworldHell. Nevertheless, one can find motifs in their work similar to that of that resonate with the story of Sisyphus. The constant repetitions, the singlemindedness, the starting- over of seemingly apparently futile endeavours. JocJonJosch shovel earth back into recently self-dug pits. They go round in circles in their performances. They dig holes in parks, in places that make them seem absurd. They row simply to rotate in one place. This is hard work. Muscle power is required. At times what they perform in their work seems almost archaic. They usually end up where they began. They perform repetition in the repeating reiteration and circling of conceptual spaces. Their actions themselves become a form of thought.” - Stefan Wagner - Read more

Photograph of Ditch and Rampart, Individually scratched, 4th August 2015.

Photograph of Ditch and Rampart, Individually scratched, 4th August 2015.

‘ o o o ‘ exhibition shot,  Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny , 2017

‘ o o o ‘ exhibition shot, Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, 2017

‘ o o o ‘ exhibition shot,  Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny , 2017

‘ o o o ‘ exhibition shot, Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, 2017

‘ o o o ‘ exhibition shot, Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, 2017

‘ o o o ‘ exhibition shot, Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, 2017

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JocJonJosch: Far Niente [1], Reverie, Circularity and Infinitely Dilated Duration

JocJonJosch: Far Niente [1], Reverie, Circularity and Infinitely Dilated Duration

Minor Hell, 2014 - 2017

Minor Hell, 2014 - 2017