Daniel Spoerri gave the following definition: objects, which are found
in randomly orderly or disorderly situations, are mounted on whatever
they are found on (table, box, drawer, etc.) in the exact constellation
they are found in(...). By declaring the result to be a tableau, the horizontal
becomes vertical. For example: the leftovers of a meal are mounted on
the table and the table is then hung on a wall (...)”.
The invention of the “snare-picture” marks the beginning of
Spoerri’s career as a visual artist. Snare-pictures were first exhibited
at the «Festival d’art d’avantgarde», in Paris,
Nov.18 – Dec. 1960.