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Das Schweigen 1973
50 copies + 10 artists proofs
5 film reels immersed in zinc, height 25 cm, Ø 38 cm

The approximately 90 minute long German version of the film “The Silence“ by Ingmar Bergman was immersed in zinc in a galvanizing workshop. The five reels of the object were titled by Beuys to correspond with the context of the film. 1 Hustenanfall Gletscher+; 2 Zwerge – Animalisierung; 3 Vergangenheit – Vegetabilisierung; 4 Panzer – Mechanisierung; 5 Wir sind frei - Geysir +