Horst Hamann

img_20161026_154444box-insideMIND TRANSPONDER
hand fan, Acrylic on HP-Laminate, 14,5 x 21,0cm



hidden in a cardboard box, 8,0 x 10,5 x 18,5cm

Thailand, 2010 Frankfurt/Main, 2016


Subject: Learning to listen to how memetic waves quickly gain influence in the world. Experiencing that one is capable of triggering such memes oneself.

The MIND TRANSPONDER can transport thoughts or qualified bundles of energy that are worthy to be considered or “to make wind,” and spread like Einsteins “spooky communication at a distance.” This is an effect by which certain widely separated events can be correlated in ways that suggest the possibility of instantaneous communication.

Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the others, even when the particles are separated by a large distance – instead, a quantum state must be described for the system as a whole.

The SPIRITUAL EGG stands for philosophical wisdom: the most open minded attempt to perceive „the system as a whole“, a phenomenon similar to „the chicken or the egg causality dilemma“. This SPIRITUAL EGG should inspire thoughts of global sustainability for future survival.

There is a second SPIRITUAL EGG which remains in Frankfurt am Main and „entangled“ listens to the travelling EGG.

The two SPIRITUAL EGGS were created by Reinhard Wanzke (this EGG remains in Frankfurt) und Horst Hamann during a choir concert tour in Thailand 2010. The original idea was to invent a new Religion and give the world an additional spiritual home for all who do not believe in traditional gods but instead affirm the principles of decency, dignity, and esteem for the universal system as the whole.

The box shall not be opened and the egg not revealed, so that the egg, as quantum, will not become a particle but instead remain a wave. In this way the ”wave” traveling through double gaps or doors or fences will be able to create new waves and interferences and new philosophical chances will not be lost.

Frankfurt, Nov. 2016
Horst Hamann


Hamann lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany. He is an engineer and he loves music. As a child he sang in the famous „Dresdener Kreuzchor“. The concert trips led him to great churches and he became fascinated by altar paintings. At the age of 12 he started with photography but he also liked cars and physics and mathematics so he studied mechanical engineering. As a tour guide in a gothic church he learned more about architecture. He deeply respected artists like Gentileschi, Tiepolo, Tizian, Caravaggio … Poussin, Lorrain as well as David, Menzel, Repin and Liebermann. He tried to learn and understand their individual brush strokes.
After his masters degree he worked for years as an engineer before he inherited two boxes full of brushes from the 1920´s.
Once he asked these brushes if they are really willing to splatter canvas.
There are still some brushes left which want to lose their bristles and mind by being manually driven directly on a vertical canvas.
The rhythm conditions: Telling a story by a brain portrayed and canvas dimensions of 145x195cm.