John Bock | the artist

The artist John Bock
Born 1965, Itzehoe, near Gribbohm, Germany.
Lives and works in Berlin, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Performance Art, Athens Biennale, Documenta Kassel, Sydney Biennale,

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A performance artist and sculptor whose three dimensional works have often served as props for his performances, John Bock creates entire universes using a wildly eclectic range of materials, described in multiple languages, and presented with an antic energy that is equal parts mad scientist and Buster Keaton…

Nogojones Dandy, Gribbohm IIb

John Bock’s lectures and performances are essentially stories told from a patchwork of derailed thoughts and endless digressions…


Works and biography

With an overload of energy and humour, John Bock combines performance, video and installation in his total installations, creating peculiar, surreal universes from found objects which he alters and performs in them and with them. Bock’s total installations employ the concrete world around us as their basis, acting as critical commentaries to contemporary society…