Minus Delta t was founded in 1978. In 1980, Mike Hentz, Karl Dudesek and Bernhard Müller started the Bangkog-Project - a rock weighing 5,5 tons was transported from England to Asia. The goal of this performance respectively of the data base of Minus Delta t is a new, modern ethnology as an equivalent of our awareness of life.
To be exact: it is the second part of what has begun in February 1983 in the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart: the creation of a data-bank, where not simple population data, turnover statistics or whatsoever are stored, but data-banks conserving the philosophy of our time - and a kind of philosophy themselves.
So why did the people of Minus Delta T start this somewhat strange project, why the safe underneath the floor of the Stuttgart Künstlerhaus, containing the original of the group's project share - and a bottle of wine?
It all began in the 50ies during the economic boom, when everybody was just hunting for his share in the general uprising. On and on they went in the hunt for prosperity - and what was left behind were the values, the keys for culture. Not that this phase had not developed its own values, an individualistic quality of life was then considered one of the supreme goals. But every value developed during this era was internalized in the following decades - and it may be unconscious, but an individualistic way of life (without a basis in the cultural traditions) is still a moral value today.