Felix Humm’s ‘Chronicles’ stelae.
I got the idea of this project in 1996 after visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris with my little daughters.
In the souvenir shop in the Ancient Egyptian Art section there was a game of hieroglyph stamps, where each stamp represented a letter of our alphabet: with them the children could write secret messages to each other.
I bought the game and played with it myself and with the hieroglyphs I started composing news articles from various newspapers.
In this way these cryptographic stelae were born, hieroglyphs engraved on volcanic stone or slate, from which rice paper prints can be produced as well, using the Chinese technique called “stone rubbing”.
Thinking of the Chronicles Stelae.
In the Chronicles, the paradox is manifest:
a type of sacred writing such as the hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians (from hieròs, sacred; and glypho, carved), reserved for stelae, statues
or monuments conceived
as eternal in a dimension outside of time; they merge with chronicle articles (from chronikòs, concerning time), which are the exposition of facts, in temporal order, concluded and circumscribed within a finite and limited horizon. As if one morning, while opening a newspaper and flipping through to latest news, I was instantly struck by a meteorite.
Group exhibition at Kunsthaus Interlaken 2021
Series of photographs ’Seesicht’.
An exhibition of works curated by
at Fenderesky Gallery,
Belfast, January 2016
Series of photographs ’Helios’.
Airmail a project by
The exhibitions will be open until may, 6th 2016
Tuesday to Friday from
3:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Via Assab 1
Phototrash. Personal Exhibition at the CSS
Swiss Cultural Centre in Milan 1998
Group exhibition in Galerie Luciano Fasciati in Chur, March 1999
Art Design in Italy.
Church of San Francesco,
Udine, July 1999
Photographs taken by a reprocamera and printed on Copyproof paper. 1980
Projection of digital
photographs for the stage set of a musical theatre at the Basle Gare du Nord,Bahnhof für neue Musik. 2005
Photostats in black and white, created from colour slides taken in 1982
Elaborate polaroids (1983) and digitalized thereafter
Drawings for the book ’Frühling’ Reto Hänny and Felix Humm.
Solo exhibition at the CCS Swiss Cultural Center in Milan. 1998
Mixed technique on numbered transparent paper from an old stationary
Le ombre le Orme
Personal Exhibition at the
CCS Swiss Cultural Center in Milan. 1998.
Black distemper sprayed
on large canvas.
Xilo & Lithographs
Natura e Scrittura
Stones and pieces of wood are fashioned found objects. They are sculptures and at the same time matrices of the incisions.
The litographic and xilografic incisions are all on Japan paper.