Peter Weibel

Peter Weibel Welcome, 1966, 8 mm, Farbe und s/w, 20´, action lecture nr. 1, London
Peter Weibel Welcome, 1966, 8 mm, Farbe und s/w, 20´, action lecture nr. 1, London 1/29
Peter Weibel Trampling on the Law (original title: Das Recht mit Füßen treten“), idea 1967, realised 23.5.1968
Peter Weibel Trampling on the Law (original title: Das Recht mit Füßen treten“), idea 1967, realised 23.5.1968 2/29
Peter Weibel Trampling on the Law (original title: Das Recht mit Füßen treten“), idea 1967, realised 23.5.1968
Peter Weibel Trampling on the Law (original title: Das Recht mit Füßen treten“), idea 1967, realised 23.5.1968 3/29
Peter Weibel Self Portrait as Anonymous (original title: Selbstportrait als Anonymus), 1967, photopoem
Peter Weibel Self Portrait as Anonymous (original title: Selbstportrait als Anonymus), 1967, photopoem 4/29
Peter Weibel Self Portrait as a Woman (original title: Selbstportrait als Frau), 1967, photographies from a photobooth
Peter Weibel Self Portrait as a Woman (original title: Selbstportrait als Frau), 1967, photographies from a photobooth 5/29
Peter Weibel Self Portrait as a Young Dog (original title: Selbstportrait als junger Hund),1967
Peter Weibel Self Portrait as a Young Dog (original title: Selbstportrait als junger Hund),1967 6/29
Peter Weibel Synthesis. On/off (original title: Synthesis (unendliche Symphonie)), 1967, video, b/w, sound, 1:50 min
Peter Weibel Synthesis. On/off (original title: Synthesis (unendliche Symphonie)), 1967, video, b/w, sound, 1:50 min 7/29
Peter Weibel Burning Speach „What is to Be Done“ (original title: Brandrede „was tun“), video,7.6.1968, University of Vienna
Peter Weibel Burning Speach „What is to Be Done“ (original title: Brandrede „was tun“), video,7.6.1968, University of Vienna 8/29
Peter Weibel The Long March (original title: Der lange Marsch), idea 1968, 10. 11.4.1969, multimedia 1
Peter Weibel The Long March (original title: Der lange Marsch), idea 1968, 10. 11.4.1969, multimedia 1 9/29
Peter Weibel Attacks (original title: Anschläge) 1970 71, Vienna
Peter Weibel Attacks (original title: Anschläge) 1970 71, Vienna 10/29
Peter Weibel Scar Poetry (original title: Narbengedichte), 1970
Peter Weibel Scar Poetry (original title: Narbengedichte), 1970 11/29
Peter Weibel Reconstruction of stappages étalon (1913 1914) von Marcel Duchamp (original title: Rekonstruktion der stappages étalon (1913 1914)von Marcel Duchamp), 1970, video
Peter Weibel Reconstruction of stappages étalon (1913 1914) von Marcel Duchamp (original title: Rekonstruktion der stappages étalon (1913 1914)von Marcel Duchamp), 1970, video 12/29
Peter Weibel Energy Exchange (original title: Energieaustausch), November 1971, Amsterdam
Peter Weibel Energy Exchange (original title: Energieaustausch), November 1971, Amsterdam 13/29
Peter Weibel Social Matrix (original title: Sozialmatrix), 1971
Peter Weibel Social Matrix (original title: Sozialmatrix), 1971 14/29
Peter Weibel Social Matrix (original title: Sozialmatrix), 1971
Peter Weibel Social Matrix (original title: Sozialmatrix), 1971 15/29
Peter Weibel Vulcanology of Emotions (original title: Vulkanologie der Emotionen), 1971, video
Peter Weibel Vulcanology of Emotions (original title: Vulkanologie der Emotionen), 1971, video 16/29
Peter Weibel More Warmth Among Human Beings (original title: Mehr Wärme unter die Menschen), with: Susanne Widl; broadcasted: June 29, 1972; video, b/w, sound, 2:30 min
Peter Weibel More Warmth Among Human Beings (original title: Mehr Wärme unter die Menschen), with: Susanne Widl; broadcasted: June 29, 1972; video, b/w, sound, 2:30 min 17/29
Peter Weibel More Warmth Among Human Beings (original title: Mehr Wärme unter die Menschen), with: Susanne Widl; broadcasted: June 29, 1972; video, b/w, sound, 2:30 min
Peter Weibel More Warmth Among Human Beings (original title: Mehr Wärme unter die Menschen), with: Susanne Widl; broadcasted: June 29, 1972; video, b/w, sound, 2:30 min 18/29
Peter Weibel Timeblood (original title: Zeitblut), 1972, Teleaction, Vienna
Peter Weibel Timeblood (original title: Zeitblut), 1972, Teleaction, Vienna 19/29
Peter Weibel Bones in Time  Muscles in Space. On the Knowledge about the Body II (original title: Zeitknochen Raummuskeln. Vom Wissen des Körpers II), 1972
Peter Weibel Bones in Time Muscles in Space. On the Knowledge about the Body II (original title: Zeitknochen Raummuskeln. Vom Wissen des Körpers II), 1972 20/29
Peter Weibel Time lungs Actions on Morphology and on Conciousness of a Vertebrate on the Wisdom about the Body I (original title: Zeit lunge Aktionen zur Morphologie und zum Bewusstsein eines Wirbeltieres zum Wissen des Körpers I, 1972  )
Peter Weibel Time lungs Actions on Morphology and on Conciousness of a Vertebrate on the Wisdom about the Body I (original title: Zeit lunge Aktionen zur Morphologie und zum Bewusstsein eines Wirbeltieres zum Wissen des Körpers I, 1972 ) 21/29
Peter Weibel Tritity (original title: Tritität), 1975, video, b/w, sound, 8:35 min
Peter Weibel Tritity (original title: Tritität), 1975, video, b/w, sound, 8:35 min 22/29
Peter Weibel Partisa of Patrial Love (original title: Partisan der Patrialliebe),  1975, from the cycle Identity and Action
Peter Weibel Partisa of Patrial Love (original title: Partisan der Patrialliebe), 1975, from the cycle Identity and Action 23/29
Peter Weibel Self Portrait (original title: Knife as a Mirror), 1975, Körperfotos
Peter Weibel Self Portrait (original title: Knife as a Mirror), 1975, Körperfotos 24/29
Peter Weibel Self Portrait (original title: Knife as a Mirror), 1975, Körperfotos
Peter Weibel Self Portrait (original title: Knife as a Mirror), 1975, Körperfotos 25/29
Peter Weibel Self Portrait (original title: Knifea s a Mirror), 1975, Körperfotos
Peter Weibel Self Portrait (original title: Knifea s a Mirror), 1975, Körperfotos 26/29
Peter Weibel Para Time for Picabia (original title: Parazeit für Picabia), 1978, videoperformance consisting of 3 parts
Peter Weibel Para Time for Picabia (original title: Parazeit für Picabia), 1978, videoperformance consisting of 3 parts 27/29
Peter Weibel, Was will der Terrorist, 1979, 42,8 x 61,4 cm, Unikat.
Peter Weibel, Was will der Terrorist, 1979, 42,8 x 61,4 cm, Unikat. 28/29
Peter Weibel, Was will der Terrorist, 1979, 62 x 43 cm, Unikat.
Peter Weibel, Was will der Terrorist, 1979, 62 x 43 cm, Unikat. 29/29

Mostly known for his theoretical work and his direction of the new media art center ZKM in Karlsruhe, Weibel’s early works exerted a powerful influence over the generations to come.

Between 1965 and 1978, Weibel conducted an investigation on identity, which started from the individual as the un-dividable, as the atom of a social system; and ended up drawing the battle line between subject and system, individual and institution.

Through his art practice Peter Weibel created a new theoretical context, which affirmed individuality as a construct. The body is seen as a medium of the social and not as a pure biological or psychological medium of expression of the subject. In his persona-performances, which have been the first to be delineated from machines and media and not from painting (like other body artists, beginning with Yves Klein), he conjugated the social matrix (title of an action, 1971) of the subject. The aim was not to liberate the body, but to liberate the subject from the body. Weibel’s use of media suggested elevating the traditional prison bars of space and time.

His singular art practice included medium-based and not painting-based body art and performances.

His approach anticipated future art practices, when media, like photography and video, later became the technical carrier medium for sculpture, for the participation of the public, for performance.

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