Holger Pohl – ‚4 1/2 Stunden. Manuskript eines Tennismatches @ Centrum


Holger Pohl

Exhibition & Artist Book Release

Eröffnung: Dienstag 22. März 2016, 18 – 22:30 Uhr

The game will be screened from 6 to 10.30pm.

It had something of David versus Goliath, as Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang faced each other in the second round of the French Open on the 5th of June in 1989. On one side the 29-year-old Czechoslovakian Ivan Lendl, confidently leading in the world rankings, on the other side the 17-year-old US-American Michael Chang. After extreme physical and psychological strain on both sides, Chang finally won the match. His charge from below against an exasperated Lendl rendered the game legendary.

Holger Pohl has transcribed and translated the infamous match graphically. Manuscript of a tennis match documents the four and a half hour match in thirty individual images (acrylic on chromolux cardboard). The whole game is visualised in its temporal extent by using crosses representing one second of the match alternating with the referee announcements.

‚4 1/2 hours – Manuscript of a tennis match‘ has been released as a publication by Textem Verlag in February 2016. On the occasion of the release Centrum will host a 4 1/2 hour exhibition. In addition, the game will be screened from 6 to 10.30pm


Reuterstraße 7
12053 Berlin – Neukölln

20. 02. – 20. 03. 2016


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