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The KOMODO of San Diego – 1980

The ‚Komodo – Project‘:

‚Sitting in Front of a Dragonlike Beast.
Doing what you ‚feel‘ you have to do.‘

After having spoken over Eric Satie, Joyce, Duchamp etc. (Titel of the lectures: ‘What’s Cooking on.’)


brought a special message from Ponapeinto the Campus high up of La Jolla.

Cage witnessed on Ponape a ‚Performance‘ ‚executed‘ by someone named ‚M.Abramovic‘.
(During a gathering of ‘artists’ on this Pacific island. Organized by ‘CrownPointPress’ in S.F. where C. just had made some fine prints.)
The ‚Performance‘ by A. gave Cage the impression that A. pretended to be a SNAKE.
Moving snakelike. Producing snakelike noises… (Cage wasn’t so clear in describing the case.)

Cage seemed deeply moved by what was presented by Abramovic on Ponape.

I got a kick.

Meaning: Cage’s words fell on an already prepared ground of my mental outfit in this time.
Been f.e. influenced by a book of Carl Sagan :”The Dragons of Eden”- recommended to me by Robin White of Crownpoint-Press – and the ‘Split-Brain-Theory’ by Robert Crick.

So I took the opportunity in San Diego visiting the Zoo – to encounter my ‚Snake’…

The famous ‘Komodo’ there, a Dragon-Like beast. A monster out of the earth’s past.

And I did what I had to do in the place. DRAWING the animal. Rather FEELING ‚it‘ drawing what the komodo brought over into my hands.
The whole as a subconcious process one is unaware of. Between the brain and the scribbling hand and the dragonlike animal.
A return working with my HANDS again! But in another way. (After periods of genuine PerformanceTimes.)

(A ‚Breaking-Through‘ – ‚methinks‘ – in a new area I am still exploring today… )


Hier setzte auch mein Interesse an den alten mittelamerikanischen Kulturen an. Auf den Spuren Kathan Browns: ‚Voyages to the Cities of the Dawn‘-(CrownPointPress).
Das mexikanische ‚Ring/Wheel-Piece‘. Ein etwas zu ‚gigantisch‘ geplantes Performancestueck.

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List of Brochures & Books


books Adyton – Intimate Greek Diary 1973-1974
Adyton – Text
Adenauer Zyklus 1975
American Painters 1976
Justitia Berolinensis 1977
Komodo 1979
Durch die Fenster-Kommunale Galerie Bln 1980
Ishtar Terra – My Art-History
Kaifeng Monkey – China 1982
Polaroids 1 – Studio 1985
Polaroids 2 – Bodywork – Fetes des Orifices 1985
The Gruesome Story of My Mother 1987/2010
Operetta 2009
Nancy and Ronald Dancing 2011
Lunacy of Culture 2013
Warszawa – Photoes 2013
Photoes 1 – generell 2013
Photoes 2 – generell 2013
Photoes – GalleryArt 2013
Photoes – Studios 2013
Angels and Musicians 2014
Color – Water – Ice 1976/2014
Recent Paintings 2014
Praha – Photoes 2014
Ashland – Photoes 2011/14
BASSE – Paintings/Photoes 2014
BASSE – Portraits 1971/72
BASSE – Las Palmas – Last Photoes 2014
BASSE – G.C. – Photoes-2014-The Europeans 1
BASSE – G.C. – Photoes-2014-The Europeans 2
BASSE – G.C. – Photoes-2014-The Europeans 3
BASSE – G.C. – Photoes-2014-The Europeans 4
BASSE – Playa del Inglés-Last Photos-2015

EXORCISM: ‚Märchen‘ – A Biographical Fairytale 2014

SAMPLES of Brochures

Photoes-The Europeans, Tetralogy


Hotte – Brevier-Essays (Word & Picture) – 2015
ISBN 9783737526661

BASSE – DECU-Project (Die Wunde, eine Tragoedie) – 2015
ISBN 9783737526654

h.basse – ARABI UND DIE WELT – 2016
ISBN: 978-3-7418-1188-3

h.basse – THE KOMODO OF SAN DIEGO – Zeichnerisches Werk – 2016
ISBN: 978-3-7418-3517-9

h.basse – WATERCOLORS – 2016
ISBN: 978-3-7418-3517-9

h.basse – Newest Water-Colors – 2016
ISBN: 978-3-7418-3807-1

h.basse – WATERCOLORS – G.C. – 2016
ISBN: 978374189521-0

h.basse – Pflegenotstand
Decubiti und Dehydration – 2017
ISBN: 9783-3-7450-5475-0

BASSE – private – Photoes – 2017

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