Manfred Peckl, who works in various disciplines, is known not only as a singer and energy-charged performer, but also as an artist, author and tireless producer of ideas. His artistic practice is wide-ranging and extends from painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and installation all the way to text, song and music.
Going hand in hand with the invention of artistic alter egos such as Dr. Nackelpemf, P. C. Ferkel Damn and Leck Man Pferd, all of whom arise out of the anagrammatic treatment of Manfred Peckl’s own name, are also processes of the permanent transformation of his person and his art. He works tirelessly on the expansion of his stylistic spectrum, embarks repeatedly for new shores and new fields of self-expression. The imaginative furor and provocative craziness of Dadaism is not at a far remove when, for example, in the Tourette series he unleashes a staccato whirlpool of invective and verbal derailments.
The publication “Salz auf die Wunder" brings together the many facets of this almost inconceivable individual in a turbulent visual panorama that is accompanied by a long text written by the artist (also integrated via QR code into the book as a sound performance recorded with Ivar van Urk) in which the fundamental parameters of our existence are investigated: art and politics, society and sexuality, nature and rebellion. Manfred Peckl’s wild world of words, colors, sounds and signs subverts all sorts of certainties and create a sharp “rip in our sobriety” (Jörg Heiser).