“Identity” I-III – new xerography

Identification, the service of identifying, certifying Identity that is, remains one of the fiercest battles being fought within this modern day internet. As Google, facebook, Yahoo, Apple and others strive to collect this prize, this Holy Grail, this remedy for that dangerous sickness that is anonymity, they use all the dirty tricks within the repertoire of modern day market street fight. Anonymity was one of the strongest arguments for and one of the most powerful motors of the evolution of modern means of communication. And it has always been a thorn in the side of potentates, structures and autocratic systems. Anonymity is the sworn enemy of power and the natural ally of freedom. And as our features are being scanned and stored in databases, correlated with our habits, needs and darkest secrets, we may loose a quintessential feature of our humanity, our real identity as humans, what Martin Luther meant when he wrote his famous song “Die Gedanken sind frei”:

“Thoughts are free, who can guess them?
They fly by like nocturnal shadows.
No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them
with powder and lead: Thoughts are free!”

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“Rot.Freq – for Hedy Lamarr (Identity III)”, xerography, 2017, DIN A4

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“An eye for an ID (Identity II)”, xerography, 2017, DIN A4

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“Handshake (Identity I)”, xerography, 2017, DIN A4

As Elizabeth I. of England famously put it, she had no “…desire to make windows into men’s souls”; well now we do.

Gruppenausstellung / Exhibition | Neue Arbeit – New Work

20 Jahre Kunst in der Krankenhauskirche im Wuhlgarten 1997 – 2017

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

Jubiläumsausstellung mit Arbeiten von

Marguerite Blume-Cárdenas, Andrea Engelmann, Enkidu rankX, Sighard Gille, Karin Gralki, Christiane Grosz, Karl Hartwig, Achim Kühn, Robert Metzkes, Antje Pehle, Friedrich Porsdorf, Barbara Putbrese, Grit Sauerborn, Jeannette Schäfer-Jaschik, Jochen Schneider, Wilfried Schreiber, Jens Steinberg, Regina Stender, Cornelia Thielemann, Ehrhard Thoms, Karin Tiefensee, Siegfried Völker, Helge Warme

Eröffnung: 08. September 2017 um 19 Uhr

Krankenhauskirche im Wuhlgarten
Brebacher Weg 15, 12683 Berlin

“her_face” continued – a sad story II

Amber Rayne was a no limits girl / woman in all respects. In her short life she became a porn star (as actor, producer and director), a drug addict, a rape victim and a cancer survivor (of 2 types mind you).  Born in 1984, she acted in 472 flicks and after finally making it to the big screen died 2015 of an accidental drug overdose through the consumption of a combination of cocaine and alcohol.

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“Amber (her_face_013)”, glitch 4rd°, 1200x881px, 2017

“Amber (her_face_013)” 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.

“Her_face” continued – TP

She gazes at us, out of the abyss of unlimited data and infinite transmissions, begs the question: “do you want me”? Who is me, who is you, we are all anonymous animals, let loose beasts, monsters that linger in the realm of self devotion, pure ego – “do you want yourself” should be the proper question…

“TP (her_face_012)”, glitch 4th°, 4000×2777, 2017

“TP (her_face_012)” 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.

Exhibition “WERTE_GEMEINSCHAFT” @ Galerie Schwartzsche Villa / Berlin

I am happy to invite you to my next exhibition / participation: “WERTE_GEMEINSCHAFT” @ Galerie Schwartzsche Villa / Berlin, opening Tuesday 21st of March 2017

invitation to exhibition “WERTE_GEMEINSCHAFT” in Berlin

Invitation / Einladung “Wertegemeinschaft” [PDF]

Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung

WERTE_GEMEINSCHAFT

am Dienstag, den 21. März 2017 um 19 Uhr
laden wir Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich ein.

Begrüßung

Frank Mückisch – Stadtrat für Bildung, Kultur, Sport und Soziales
Doris Fürstenberg – Leiterin des Fachbereichs Kultur

Einführung

Jennifer Graubener – wissenschaftliche Volontärin der Schwartzschen Villa
Adam Gusowski, Club der Polnischen Versager – Satirische Anmerkungen zur Wertegemeinschaft

Galerie Schwartzsche Villa
Grunewaldstraße 55
12165 Berlin-Steglitz
Geöffnet 22. März bis 11. Juni 2017
Di-So 10-18 Uhr | Eintritt frei

Rahmenprogramm
Filmvorführung Dienstag, 16. Mai, 19 Uhr
„Beyond Boundaries – Brezmejno“
Der Regisseur Peter Zach ist anwesend.
Eintritt: 5 € (3 €)

Führungen Mittwoch, 29. März, 26. April und 17. Mai
jeweils 17 Uhr, Eintritt frei

Heike Franziska Bartsch | Sibylle Brühn | Ulrich Buge | Aenne Burghardt | Tobias Deicke | Ines Doleschal | Ola Eibl | Enkidu rankX | Karin Felbermayr | Nuria García García | Wolf Klein | Karoline Koeppel | Rachel Kohn | Kopi Kaputa | Regine Kuschke | Thomas Lucker | Christoph Medicus | Aaron Rahe | Ute Richter | Ingeborg Sambeth | Michi Schneider | Hans-Christian Tappe | Jürgen Tenz | Frans van Tartwijk | Maria Vill & David Mannstein | Insa Wagner | Horst Zeitler | Martin Zellerhoff | Juliane Zelwies

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.

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“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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