Room (size: 23,5m²) with twin (two beds of 1m width - we can fix them together if needed) with shower/bath. Artful rooms along the art concept of the Teufelhof - wired up in Teufelhof standard. The rooms are accessible by elevator only (due to preservation of sites of historic interest).
The art room 2: «Basel Office of the Association des Maîtres de Rien»
The manifesto of the president of the Association des Maîtres de Rien:
«Since the time man was blessed and punished to contemplate his being, and doing so actually became the Homo sapiens and unique as a species in the known universe, since then he struggles in all his actions for meaning. In art also, the curse of sense and importance lurks below the surface of the “inutile”, from the cave drawings to the naked Maya to Du-champs’ urinal.Man is a senseless coincidence who circles a sun like a piece of intergalac-tic driftwood for a fraction of a cosmic second, desperately struggling to make sense of the nonsense between birth and death. The Association des Maîtres de Rien recognizes that there is no sense in being, and lives by nonsense and insignificance. The members of the Association des Maîtres de Rien are not committed to the representa-tion of nothingness, but to the ultimate beauty of the non-being and to the mere purpose of the days and years in the wonderfully ridiculous shell of the Homo sapiens on the planet. The Association des Maîtres de Rien stands outside of any kind of meaningfulness which degrades life to a means to an end. It glorifies the idleness of being. What remains is the void of nothingness which shines in the objects of gold with radical insignificance, or it does not.» Dieter Meier - President of the Association des Maîtres de Rien
The artist: Dieter Meier
Dieter Meier is not only singer and songwriter of the band Yello, but reinvents his career consistently. He is filmmaker, investor, entrepreneur and conceptual artist. His newest art concept is a habitable art room at the Teufelhof and the «Basel office» of the Association des Maitre de Rien.
Besides this Dieter Meier owns among other things a restaurant in Zürich (Bärengasse), as well as a cattle ranch and a vineyard in Argentina. He lives in Zurich, Berlin, Los Angeles, Argentina and Ibiza.