die belege, les quittances, the receipts, 1984-2005

Installation in: what do we want to keep? (was wollen wir behalten?) 2018, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich curated by Linda Schädler and first shown in Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt, Biel-Bienne, 2005.

The installation shows the complete accounting of RELAX studios' expenses from 1984 to 2004. This includes among other objects: 267 notebooks and folders filled with receipts, as well as 37 ring folders and and archive boxes (30 pieces, Din A4 format). This collection of receipts began in 1984, when the tax authorities asked RELAX to justify their activities (expenses and revenues) as independent artists.

Photos: Livio Baumgartner, Zürich