Peter Callas

Bilderbuch für Ernst WillNight's High NoonDouble Trouble

In a rebus, semantic content results from visual motifs. Callas collapses this principle in Bilderbuch für Ernst Will by way of excess. In a suggestive assemblage of images, he collects numerous now iconic motifs from Western history, from which, however—not least due to the freedom of animation—no coherent identity or history results. On the contrary: the image of the monkey at the typewriter points to the abysmal content of all Eurocentric discourse.