Klandestine Geschichten [Clandestine Stories] (2015-2016)

In the 1950s the question of how sex education should be imparted touches on entrenched gender roles, traditional pedagogical methods and the relationship to the body: with the help of twee illustrations, »poisonous pedagogy« is conveyed.

Stories of bodies and their union are clandestine because, on the one hand, youths must be educated in order to be admitted to the circle of young adults; on the other hand, this education takes place in a language that simultaneously enforces silence on the subject, that is cloudy and shallow, that is replete with imagery of birds and bees, seeds and storks, playing footsies and little mirrors. Sexuality is mystery.

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Wir wollen nicht belogen werden), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (etwas Unanstaendiges oder Verbotenes), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (auf eine ernsthafte Frage auch eine ernsthafte Antwort), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (dir die volle Wahrheit sagen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (die ganze Natur von Wesen bevoelkert), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Genau wie Eltern bei ihren Kindern), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Ehe, Familie, Hausfrauensorgen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Fruchtbarkeit und Kindersegen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (in Bluetenkelchen die Seelen der ungeborenen Kinder), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (durch den Schornstein einer Mutter in den Schoss), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Wir wissen doch alle), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (wenig mit der Wirklichkeit zu tun), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (weil diese Bilder so huebsch waren), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Gabensack und Rute), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (unseren Sitten und Braeuchen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Glaubst du etwa), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Ringel, ringel, reihe,), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (die Sache mit dem Klapperstorch gar keine Luege), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Kinder und Menschen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (es toericht waere, ihnen etwas auf eine Art beibringen zu wollen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (willst du die »wirkliche Wahrheit« wissen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (das grosse Wunder, das unser Verstand kaum fassen kann), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (eine sonstige Koerpereigentuemlichkeit), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (immer zwei Lebewesen der betreffenden Art zusammentun), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (was auf Erden lebendig ist, besteht sozusagen aus zwei Haelften), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (von der Natur wunderbar und zweckmaessig eingerichtet), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (alle die guten und kostbaren Lebenssaefte), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (wenn ihrem Koerper das Staebchen fehlte), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (am unteren Ende ihres Leibes), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (die kleine Furche), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (in das Innere des muetterlichen Leibes), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Tuer seines Gehaeuses oeffnet sich), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (einen Scheitel ziehen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (keine Soeckchen mehr), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Dauerwellen und Lippenstift), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (dich auf deine Aufgabe vorbereiten), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Sehnsucht in der Frau, ein Samenkorn zu empfangen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Hoehepunkt unseres Lebens), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Gefuehle bedraengen, deren du hin und wieder nicht Herr werden kannst), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Kinder sollst du erst haben), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Ich bitte dich herzlich: Lass dich nie auf etwas ein), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Klandestine Geschichten« [Clandestine Stories] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (wenn die Wuensche sich noch so ungebaerdig in dir regen), 2015, pencil on paper, 65 x 50 cm