Magic Stop is proud to present its debut publication, "universal thoughts for Eliot" by Austrian artist Georg Petermichl (b. Linz, 1980). The publication is proposing a visual language that translates the emotive part of reasoning behind the conceptualization of Magic Stop, Lausanne, and includes a text by Miriam Stoney that translates the artist's visual language back into philosophical form.
"On the one hand, there is this key ability of images to talk to a lot of people – images are understandable from many different social and economic points of views. On the other hand, and this may come as surprise: Images are very bad at transporting truthful personal aspects – like an intention, for example. So, in the end, this publication is about the ecstasy of thoughts projected around the specific architectural form of the “L’édicule de la Maladière” in Lausanne – which hosts the alternative art project space of Claudio, Iacopo and Eliot. In an multi-inspiring prep talk about the project via zoom, I got to know how its roundish form and its history with the world fair in 1964 is clicking into a continuous historical field of “modern form” and started to link all those connection points with images from my photographic archive. This publication is about the joy of ratio. About the movement of a particular thought, jumping – or even leaping – from link to link." – Georg Petermichl