Saturday, 25 March 2023
Salon des Amateurs
4–8 p.m., with an intermission
Free admission, drinks and snacks available at Salon des Amateurs
Lecture in German language.
“What was familiar can be perceived as unfamiliar for a tiny moment. The colors shine as if coming from the interior of all things. We are in the light with everyone else and everything else, still alive, gifted.” (Peter Piller)
In this lecture, Peter Piller will share his many years of research on prehistoric cave paintings that were created in southern Europe during the Ice Age, before humans became sedentary.
Following his research in specialist libraries, he combined his own sketches with enlarged reproductions of photographs of animal depictions and drawings on cave walls. In this way, he reconstructs and recreates the events and peculiarities of the cave from memory.
In the suggestive lines of the found photographs as well as in the artist’s own sketches, no clear subject matter can be discerned, but different structures or even topographies can be recognized. Piller is less concerned with understanding, and instead works out relationships and tests how today’s photographs, drawings, and works can relate to prehistoric cave paintings.
Photo: Peter Piller, Ohne Titel aus der Serie „Archiv Peter Piller“, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023