individual suicide tools

"The end of art is peace"

Seamus Heaney

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The suicide tool "Burning Man" is an art sculpture with which you can kill yourself.
The Suicide Tool "Daybed" is an art installation. The bed is placed on a concrete podium. Two vertical steel plates are mounted at the foot end. With the release buttons you can decouple one of the two steel plates so that it can fall onto the bed and trigger the suicide.
In contrast to a suicide cliff, the suicide tool "Heaven" falls down from above. The core of the art installation is a massive steel plate with a dimension of 3 by 3 meters hanging from a trigger under the ceiling. Directly under this plate on the floor is the trigger.
Unlike a conventional catapult, the Sandmann Catapult does not shoot anything into the distance. But it uses the immense acceleration achieved by the construction. With a length of 5 meters, it is currently Sandmann’s largest Suicide Tool. The construction rests on a massive steel plate. The lever is tensioned by an electronically controlled winch. The user straps himself to the upholstered seat and assumes a resting basic position. The two release buttons are located directly below the seat. When released, they accelerate the lever at incredible speed. But after only one meter of acceleration the lever is stopped abruptly. The neck bolt is activated by the recoil force.
The Sandmann Mindblower One is a filigree spatial installation that attracts attention. The exit mechanism can be adjusted individually for each body size and is activated via the two exit buttons on the foot control. The Sandmann cartridge weighs over 5 kg. It is inserted into the upper end of the tube and secured by an electromagnet. With a kinetic energy of 90 joules and a tread area of just 7 square millimetres, the Sandmann cartridge is capable of penetrating massive surfaces and causes a suicide shot.
The Sandmann Mindblower Two is the monumental and compact alternative to the Sandmann Mindblower One. The exit mechanism can be adjusted individually for each body size and is activated via the two exit buttons. The Sandmann suicide bullet weighs over 5 kg. It is inserted into the upper end of the tube and secured by an electromagnet. With a kinetic energy of 90 joules and a tread area of just 7 square millimetres, the Sandmann suicide bullet is capable of penetrating massive surfaces.

OUR LATEST BLOG

In the face of death, we come to life

How Zandmann's art objects confront the viewer mercilessly - An article about ZANDMANN's art objects by the German author Tobias Vetter, published on Seestyle-Magazin […]

Ewan Morrison copyright Rafał Komorowski

The Suicidal Artist

Why do so many artists die by suicide?  An article by Scottish author Ewan Morrison published on Psychology Today […]

Suicide Tools and Art – an Interview with ZANDMANN

My first thought was that it's fascinating but somehow banal, at least the subject is crying out for attention. I don't like to ask the question "is this art", but I'm sure we can agree that it's a tremendous provocation? […]

All Sandmann suicide tools are made by hand and are absolutely unique.

Discover the new Zandmann Atelier

In the heart of Eastern Europe our unique Zandmann Art sculptures are created. Piece by piece, steel, concrete and wood become a complete work of art. […]

Upcoming Exhibitions

Experience the Zandmann Suicide Tools live. Expose yourself directly to confrontation through our art installations. In fact, the difference whether you imagine the function of the machines or, for example, stand directly under "Heaven" becomes immediately perceptible. […]

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What ZANDMANN is all about

Story behind

Philosophy | Zandmann is the center of all questions. Zandmann is confrontational, ruthless and honest. Zandmann offers you the opportunity for reflection. Zandmann throws you back to the fundamental questions of your being. Free yourself, conquer your fears and decide about life itself.
Experience a higher consciousness and leave all chains behind you.

Zandmann is within you.

 

 

                                       



About | The maker of Zandmann is an internationally renowned artist who is represented in numerous museums and collections. He is in exchange with a team of artists and craftsmen to realize his new ideas.
Zandmann unites the realization that all art can only be about the liberation of the self. "ZANDMANN" is a new art project which is first launched in 2020.

Collectors, art lovers, artists, art dealers, gallery owners and journalists are invited to contact us. Please subscribe to our newsletter and we will inform you about upcoming exhibitions and the latest suicide tools.

 

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First and foremost, Zandmann's Suicide Tools are art sculptures. Due to legal regulations in some countries regarding active euthanasia, the sculptures are not delivered in a functional condition.
However, all tools are fully functional in their mechanics. The release buttons are not equipped with the release electronics at delivery.
For Zandmann it is important that no uninvolved persons come to harm. So that the sculptures can be set up safely at your place, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Zandmann Suicide Tools can be purchased through art dealers and art galleries worldwide. Please contact us. We will respond to you immediately and check the regulations for your country. The purchase will be handled by your nearest dealer.

The maker of Zandmann is an internationally renowned artist who is represented in numerous museums and collections. He is in exchange with a team of artists and craftsmen to realize his new ideas.

Since the legal regulations for certain countries regarding euthanasia have not yet been clarified at this time, Zandmann's identity will initially be kept anonymous.

"ZANDMANN" is a new art project which is first launched in spring 2020.

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Suicide Tools

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