Ten Commitments a.k.a. Beat Hans Tour proposes itself as a spiritual reconsideration of a historical practice. Little Hans is taken as a symbol of the sins of the fathers, that inevitably and cyclically is put upon the sons. The program of Durer wants to reconsider the problem of the connection between the concept of sacredness and the view of the contemporary observer.
Durer is a program of defence, that aims to build a place in which anyone can take peaceful residence. The defensive character has to be understood as the attitude of the place itself to protect the efforts of who live in it. In this world ruled by invisible laws of economic gravity, the commitments proposed by Durer reproach us for our seriousness. These commitments are not an order but a question. The temporal origin of Durer can not be specified: it is a consequential occurrence. A coming of Durer products should be considered as key to the place of defense.
We see Durer as a sort of an urban religion where Radar is a holy dome. Since Cities are spiritual centers, they should offer shelter for the people. Places where Durer puts foot on ground turn in the ‘stronghold of Durer’. In that light Radar will turn into Durer during the exhibition . The commitments are made out of profane material and are thus guidelines for people in these times.
Radar was exhibiting Durer Group in September 2009.