Twittering Machine – Paul Klee always came up with impressive titles for his works of art. It was therefore only right that this new publication format should borrow a title from the artist who is at its heart. The Twittering Machine journal serves as a vessel for everything that rustles, rushes, sings and twitters, whether in the garden or in the deep forest of research into Klee’s work.
As a repository of Paul Klee’s work and documentation of his creative output and life, in addition to conducting its own research into the artist, the Zentrum Paul Klee sees its role as a collector and guardian of the research being carried out into the artist’s legacy all over the world, to make it accessible not only to the Klee community but also to a broader circle of interested parties. Our newly hatched Twittering Machine has two guiding principles: first, knowledge and research findings and insights belong to everyone; Twittering Machine must be freely accessible via the Internet. Second, Twittering Machine is interested in all the disciplines’ approaches to the examination of Klee. Scientific and artistic approaches to his work have much in common. A glance at Klee’s original Twittering Machine will tell you that the digital publication of the same name will be anything but dogmatic in its approach. Experimental content is highly desirable, and ambiguity or even contradiction is the order of the day, since the Klee community should not have to be one in its opinions.