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Worldprocessor Installation View 
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World Processor A 'world fair' of more than 100 illuminated globe sculptures highlights "global" issues. The absurd beauty of the environment constitutes a dialectical contrast to the serious and often threatening messages delivered by each of the globes respectively. It is in the plethora of information that a differentiated view of the world is offered. World Processor, last shown in Tokyo, has been successively expanded since 1989.


Anti-Feyerabend Installation View
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Anti Feyerabend Three oversized flags are blowing in an artificial wind. Their neutral, white surfaces become projection screens for a montage of national emblems and imagery, which are thus transformed into ideological symbols. The video projections constantly change the flags' emblematic meaning. Black walls and ceilings suspend the perception of the exhibition space. So far, "Antifeyerabend" is Günther's last work with flags in a series he began in 1990 (on the occasion of the Gulf War). The series visualized the collision of power blocks and the political constellations of the moment.

Refugee Republic (Installation Tokyo, 1996)
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Refugee Republic As a large-scale environment, the project Refugee Republic will have a central place in the exhibition. 

Based on the premise that the number of refugees worldwide is continuously growing and causing constant migration while geographic and political constellations remain largely unchanged, Günther conceptualized his Refugee Republic as a supranational and -territorial network state. In its role as an involuntary avant-garde, the worldwide refugee population is offered opportunities for self-representation and administration and for the use of its collective experiences in a global model state. 


K4(C3I)(documenta 8, 1987)
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During the length of the exhibition there will be a shuttle bus to the Museum in Marl where Günther's work K4(C3I) (originally shown 1987 at documenta 8) is permanently installed. In this piece, satellite images of crisis zones around the world are projected onto a massive block of marble. The piece critiques the appropriation of the world through modern technology. 

Hiroshima-Thank-You Instrument

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