Jingle-jangle Fax, ca. 1970/1998
computer, stems from cherry trees, ivy; room; 4 m x 4 m x 3,60 m
Born 21st April, 1930 in Hanover, died 5th June, 1998 in Basle. In the Fifties
he was co-editor of the journal “Spirale”. Roth worked as a designer
in Basle, Bern, Copenhagen and New York.
The artist seems to have risen in the attention of the public only after his
death. There was a comprehensive retrospective at the “Schaulager”
in Basle. His work is of great variety. All his works - Op-art objects, designs
of furniture, artists´ books, concrete poetry, publication of Fluxus,
multiples, performances, archives and other documentary works, such as films
and videos – are impressingly precise. Among his best known works there
are probably Roth´s objects consisting of chocolate and other food slowly
decomposing and thus changing constantly (“mould-pictures”).