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About Enkidu rankX

Franco-German media artist Enkidu rankX [ınˈkiːdu ræŋk eks] was born 1972 in Saarbrücken / Germany. After his studies in Belgium he settled down in Berlin in 1996 where he is working and living up to this day. His work is comprised of video-art, glitch-art, installations and interaction with dance and theatre. “My art deals with issues such as relational miscommunication, the effect of technology on the human condition and the loss of identity that comes with the advent of virtualization an simulation.”

RAUSCH exhibition / documentation

RAUSCH was a great success and I am proud to present this video documentation of this wonderfully complex exhibition. Enjoy…

With: Anke Becker, Ulrike Buhl, DAG, Thomas Draschan, Sabine Herrmann, Klaus Killisch, Jerry Kolwalsky, Susanne Schirdewahn

Sound-installation: Enkidu rankX und Klaus Killisch

Curated by Susanne Schirdewahn

@ Schau Fenster- Das Arty, Berlin (24. Feb -12. March 2017)

Noise & Sounds premiere in Berlin

I will be presenting new audio work

24.2.2017 – 20 Uhr

Enkidu rankX / Klaus Killisch

in/ebriate part I (Dionysus rising)
in/ebriate part II (Dionysus as victor)

eine Klanginstallation/Soundcollage

Einladung der Ausstellung RAUSCHRAUSCH: Mit Anke Becker, Ulrike Buhl, DAG, Thomas Draschan, Sabine Herrmann, Klaus Killisch, Jerry Kowalsky, Susanne Schirdewahn

Vom 24.2.2017 (Vernissage) – 12.3.2017

Der Rausch wird auch akustisch! Mit zwei Uraufführungen feinster Hörkultur!

http://dasarty.com/rausch/

https://www.facebook.com/events/364834063898435/

 

 

 

 

Inaugurating “King Dumb” – a throwback to the eighties

SAR “King Dumb” music video

Usually I don’t do this; I upload only my own stuff. But this was simply too good. This is a 1984 video by an obscure band called SAR (synthetic aperture radar), don’t know where from and I only know this song. I had this one on cassette tape for quiet a long time and stumbled upon this video, don’t know if it’s official, but in hindsight, this one is quiet amazing. I let you be the judge on their new wavy post punk music, but the lyrics (don’t really understand them all, the singer seems to have caught a sniff) are quiet revelatory. So enjoy this prescient piece of underground pop and soon some more of my own.

And on the Jan 20th, 2017: All hail King Dumb!

“static / snow” an audio-visual meditation

static / snow

Driving home from home, that is a peculiar sensation: in limbo. What does home even mean? The place we come from, the place we feel at home now…  A dream we’re aspiring perhaps, a home in the future, the past or present. Dwelling place, house, abode, fixed residence, estate, village, region, country, a heart. A drive through the night, sparks fill the air and reflect in snowy tracks, uncomfortable yet homely; I take out my camera and start filming: a moment of peace in a public space, protected by anonymity, by the grace of not knowing myself for an instant.

“Tempus Fugit” I-III – new xerography

Since very early on I love xerographies. The grain produced by a FAX or copy machine is just beautiful, sensual to me. Besides evoking a certain Lo-fi punk aesthetic, it still is a tool fitting our age of uninhibited reproduction and copying. What is serial, what a series, what unique, what a multiple, these questions arise instantly when dealing with FAX or copy art.

The following series called “Tempus Fugit” (actually a triptych) deals with issues of time through the evocation of past, present and future. But what are these categories, what do they mean to us limited beings, do they even exist beyond our imagination? I have no answer to that.

photo copy art photo copy art photo copy art

“Tempus Fugit” I, II & III, xerography, 2016,  29,7 x 42 cm

PS: I made a quick and dirty piece of music to go along 😉

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“Her_face” continued – a sad story

Danis last porn movie

This is a sad story indeed. The flick from which the original screenshot was taken is a very brutal piece of pornography. The ‘actress’, Daniella Pratchet, did commit suicide the day after ‘performing’ in this one. I don’t have any numbers to support that claim, but I read once that the suicide rate among porn actresses is significantly higher than average, which would come as no surprise to me, giving the degrading nature of many of the productions.

“Dani (her_face_011)”, glitch 4th°, 4000×2958, 2016

“Dani (her_face_011)”, glitch 4th°, 4000×2958, 2016

“Dani (her_face_011)” is part of the series “her_face dealing with the depiction of the female face or its omission for that matter in modern day web pornography.

New material on the way: Series “Her_face” continued

New porn art work is on its way, mostly SFW

I have been working on some new stuff for my series “her_face”. “her_face” is a series of glitch art prints that deal with the depiction of the female face or its omission for that matter in modern day web pornography. I guess in these works, the definition of glitch is very much stressed, but man, do I care… I am over the shit storms and endless discussion of what glitch art is or isn’t, the community seems quiet ideological, almost religiously fervent…

“sister (her_face_010)”, glitch 4th°, 1741x2109, 2016

“sister (her_face_010)”, glitch 4th°, 1741×2109, 2016

If you believe porn sites descriptions and titles, almost everybody is involved in incest. On some pages, 3/4 of the material is labelled as such. So I wanted to pay homage to this phenomenon by naming this piece “sister” – the video was titled brother does sister or something like this. I love the way she does the exorcist trick with her eyes and everything is in place, the running TV, posters in the back, last not least her ‘brother’ behind her… pure fascination. I had to do this one, don’t hold it against me.

90 Sekunden Wedding – mein Beitrag

Der Weddingweiser hat aufgerufen und ich bin dem Ruf gefolgt 😉 Hier nun mein Beitrag zum Wettbewerb “90 Sekunden Wedding”. Voted, shared und liked fleißig wenn ihr den Film gut findet. Und vielleicht sehen wir uns bei der Preisverleihung am Samstag, dem 24.09. (Adresse s.u.). Dank an alle beteiligten…

Preisverleihung am

Samstag, dem 24. September um 18:00 Uhr
im City Kino Wedding
Müllerstraße 74
13349 Berlin

My (our) work to be shown in Brooklyn | NYC

As part of KAISAR some of my (our) work will be shown in Brooklyn

Cat on a Cool Metal Cieling

Kilroy Metal Ceiling (facebook)
283 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn 11238
14th of July (how fitting for a semi French artist-e) 2016

"Cat on a Cool Metal Ceiling" Flyer

“Cat on a Cool Metal Ceiling” Flyer

Kilroy Metal Ceiling is proud to host “Cat on a Cool Metal Cieling”, A night of many wonders organized by Bradley Eros. Continue reading