Herwig Turk

Herwig Turk

Herwig Turk

Herwig Turk (AT) is an artist.

If you take eternal life as an absolute concept, it is in fact a tautology, cancelling itself out. If eternal life is supposed to work, it can no longer be life the way we know it; we would have to find a different word for it. Eternal life is a sterile state excluding precisely what constitues life. It is a precondition of life that we live it at death’s door. (...). If we are in an absolute state of eternal life, everything is suspended: on no level will life correspond to what being human is about. You could only compare it to a pseudo-machinelike state, to a perpetuum mobile, perhaps.

(artist statement 1997)


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