In the 1970s Darboven often allied her work, which she considered a form of writing, to the accomplishments of writers such as Heinrich Heine and Jean-Paul Sartre, directly transcribing portions of their texts or translating them into patterns. She further expanded her scope by including musical arrangements and photographs in her displays. In the World View series (exh. 1982, Venice, Biennale), she incorporated 19th-century postcards of historic sites and monuments into a vast calendar-like work that summarized her preoccupation with lived experience and passages of time.
L. Lippard: ‘Hanne Darboven: Deep in Numbers', Artforum, xii/2 (1973), pp. 35–9
Hanne Darboven: Ein Monat, ein Jahr, ein Jahrhundert (exh. cat., ed. J. Cladders and K. Honnef; Basle, Kstmus., 1974) [Work from 1968 to 1974]
Hanne Darboven (exh. cat., ed. J. Cladders; Venice, Biennale, 1982)
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