Street ideas, flowers and furniture – Philosophy of the Street
The “Philosophie der Straße II“ (“Philosophy of the Street II”), exhibited in the project space of projectSTRAND.org in the Potsdam Street, united texts, photographs, video films and object-installations. The approach to the reality of the street, photographically associated and full of metaphors, linked with philosophical texts, reflecting on the everyday phenomena of the experience, mirrored the existence of the street in the uninterrupted movement of its essence and thinking.
Until 2006/2007, Klie mainly chose the phenomena of everyday perceptions during journeys and in cities as subjects; he traveled to Madrid “Neubenennung–Wiederherstellung“, (“New terms–Restitution”, in 2005), to Vienna (“80 Ideas in situ”, in 2006), to Sweden and Norway (“Die anfängliche Hoffnung“/“Storyboard I–XII“, 2007 = “The Initial Hope”/“Storyboard I – XII, in 2007) and worked on digital pictorial animations in Berlin (“20 Street Ideas”, “Street Ideas 01 – 30”, in 2006).
“Street ideas, flowers and furniture”, a photo essay with 31 photographs and 31 texts, dedicated to Ludwig Wittgenstein in 2006, was the starting-point of about 30 aphoristic photo essays, which he mostly published as limited artist books (partly with digital audio-visual animations on DVD) until 2011. The photographs, facing the texts, did not interpret the pictures and those did not illustrate the texts. Both encountered one another, linked formally, but they independently meandered with regard to the contents, coquetting with each other and establishing a relation without any logical justification.