Christian Mayer ‘Quest for Fire: Language’ for Some Woolly Buzz



Christian Mayer

Quest for Fire: Language, 2013

German artist Christian Mayer made a brochure for his contribution to Some Woolly Buzz. Quest for Fire: Language looks at a ‘teaching’ manual given to the actors of the 1981 film Quest for Fire to help them learn the fictitious indigenous language spoken by the ‘Ulam’, a Neanderthal tribe in the film.

Christian Mayer’s work engages with historical episodes to engage with the present. He often uses found documents both ‘actual’ and fictional, to reflect on ideas around representation. Mayer is based in Vienna.