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Helmet, used Rehania helmet, incised, 20 x 14 x 27 cm, 2021
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12th of May 2068

Greetings, ma petite. How long has it been since I wrote to you, dear friend. Things have changed since our last correspondence. I have been traveling through Yakutia for 6 days now, in search of those whom they call the "Scriptors". Some great thinkers, I have heard, have already left the laboratory. I explore frozen swamp areas near the Arctic Ocean, in the hope to gain some small amount of blue pollen grains on my odyssey.

20th of May 2068
My dear friend, countless days of searching lead me to ...

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DHS overprints, ecoinkjet prints on book pages, 21,6 x 13,5 cm, 2021
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SPECK (my wallet), UV resin 3D print, 5,8 x 9,2 cm, Ed. of 20, signed and numbered, 2021
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Poster Edition DER HIMMELBLAUE SPECK

"... Ein Plakat trägt als haptisches Objekt auch die Ära der Moderne in sich - mit all ihren Behauptungen und Umbrüchen. Es imaginiert ein Ereignis in der Zukunft, überlagert sich mit dem, was sich tatsächlich ereignet und überdauert das Ereignis selbst als Beleg vergangener Wünsche. ..." Marcel Hiller

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INTERVIEW WITH MARCEL HILLER

By Annabelle Ferlings

What drives you, what is your “Himmelblauer Speck”?

In Sorokin’s book, the “Der Himmelblaue Speck” is a product that behaves in a physically paranormal way and the erratic course of the book’s narrative seeks out possible applications for it. Is it supposed to be a weapon or a source of energy? Ultimately, it is most likely a drug, which interferes with Russia’s past. This bright blue, shining material harbours many great potentials, the language and narrative form of the book are constantly changing, and all sorts of things “happen” on various levels. In a way, this is very reminiscent of my own process.
No idea is necessarily the right “fit”; nothing clearly points in one direction or another. Things need to happen. And when they do, it satisfies me greatly.

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Photo Daniel Mayer