John Bock in conversation with Franz Erhard Walther

Formerly student and teacher in Hamburg, the two artists discuss their work

Since the early 1960s, Franz Erhard Walther has explored the possibilities of objects and images that prompt viewers to do something other than just look. Walther was an inspirational teacher at Hamburg’s Hochschule für Bildende Künste, and John Bock was one of his students. Bock’s work – in the spirit of Walther’s – transforms action, speech and everyday materials into complex installations. The two artists discuss the potential of doing things with – and amongst – art.