A series of
"tixxu" means hello in the language of my faulty electric typewriter. Intermittently its letter-layout becomes completely scrambled, along with my thoughts.
Having interpreted and learned this new format, I now share a series of slowly written, self-conscious musings inscribed on the serene pages of a Scandinavian designer furniture catalogue.
Each piece is also an "automatic-collage" (my invention...) which transforms when held to the light, meaning more bang for your buck.
tixxu to you.
Thomas Mayer is a multimedia artist and performer based in Berlin, originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne. His focus is on creating live art performances which integrate music, video, sound, and movement. He graduated from the physical theatre school Arthaus.Berlin where he trained extensively in puppetry, clown, and mime. His relationship to movement informs his embodied and intuitive style of performance, which often incorporates elements of absurd self-referential humor and explores themes around transformation and the duality of identity.
Mayer also writes free-association poetry and absurdist scripts, which he creates under the typewritten alter egos Klett Wandel, KäpÜstÄ, and Blue Georgina. This otherworldly triad tries desperately to give voice to the innermost hopes, fears and anxieties that reside within us, banal as they may be. His writings and collage were recently included in the publication Poetry x Collage Vol. 1 & 2. and Parasite Magazine. He is currently an active member of the Berlin art collective make-up.space, and recently co-founded the Ruderal Winter Residency, which makes use of abandoned spaces to host artists in a site-specific creative group process.
Thomas Mayer can be found on the web here, or on Instagram here.