New music video NSFW “Uncanny Valley” by MK_ultra

This is my new music video clip for MK_ultra’s song “Uncanny Valley”. Beware, it is NSFW though not pornographic. It’s porn-art 😉

I have to admit, I love the idea of resolution. As a technical boundary, as metaphor, as philosophical construct maybe… Resolution is the final frontier with the advent of 4K and all, yet that does not satisfy me at all. One of the last movies to move me was an old 16mm projection of Peter Joachim Holz’s movie “Motivbesichtigung. Ansichten zu Leben und Tod des Dichters Uwe Greßmann.”. It was just grainy handheld material; mostly shots of the city with a lyrical voiceover but it touched me deep inside… So I guess all technical achievement is no substitute for a good story or an interesting idea.

This is not my first attempt of derezzing pornographic material (as a symbol for the degradation of the female body and soul in modern day capitalism and such…), you can find more stuff if you dig around here… I call it porn-art.

MOMA & I – COOP / Official Music Video

Here is some Work I did with the MOMA. Their official music video “ALIVE”.

It was quiet a ride, and it was fun, shooting on Friedrichstraße during Karneval der Kulturen yet nobody gave a damn… guess that’s why I still love Berlin. So much freedom and creative potential… So enjoy and share if you care.

You can find out more about MOMA here:
http://www.theoboettger.com/music/moma/
http://musicofmodernart.blogspot.de

 

“Keep The Lights On” by MK_ultra (official music video)

Feeling quiet creative at the moment, so here is my new music video clip for MK_ultra called “Keep The Lights On”.

The source material was taken from within the Prelinger Archives, such a delightful source… must say I love Archive.Org. “Keep The Lights On” is obviously a song about fear and isolation (recurring themes of my work altogether) and I believe it needs no further explanation…

I have allways been fascinated by pornography and what it says about the world we live in. These films (used in the clip) where produces ca. 1950/60 and there is a charm, an innocence to them, that can’t be found in modern day erotica. Like all and everything these days, sex (and the depiction of it) has become an industry and where there is industry, there can’t be beauty (IMHO).

“black float” by K|X – new music video clip

A retro-punk-glitch-art music video clip by Killisch and rankX

black float

black float” is a collaboration, a back and forth between Berlin artists Klaus Killisch and Enkidu rankX.
Starting with a guitar track provided by Killisch, rankX built a beat around it, resampled and restructured it. Then this same process began anew. Killisch would play additional guitar on the track, X would resample and rearrange. Finally with the finished track in mind, K provided a painting / collage that in turn was the aesthetical basis for the video-clip. As opposed to the music, the visual art remained separate, more to be seen as both sides of a mirror.
The city of London was chose for a very particular reason, since K. K. as well as r.X draw a great deal of inspiration from pop music, more precisely the era of classic rock-pop-blues-funk-soul-electronic-avant-garde. So to honour this vibrant city and all the creative greatness it bestowed upon us, here is:

black float by K|X

"black float" by Klaus Killisch

“black float” by Klaus Killisch

painting | collage | guitar: Klaus Killisch
video-art | electronics: Enkidu rankX

“black float” features “Real-time Cycle Ride Through Central London” by Nick Lansley und CC-BY. Thanks for that perfect ride.
london landscape tv – www.youtube.com/user/lltv

CC by-nc-sa 2016 www.klaus-killisch.de | www.enkidu-rankx.de

Doves (DOGS XII)

“Doves (DOGS XII)” deals with an estranged couple, either one part of it, unable to go on yet at the same time unable to leave. The romantic notion of everlasting faith and loyalty symbolized by the doves has become an unbearable annoyance.

Doves also relates to a very peculiar setting that is the Berliner Hinterhof (Berlin backyard) which can be a challenge of its own. Finally it is, like the other videos in the series a meditation on the human condition, the complexity of human interaction and the desire to overcome solitude – a desire so often left unfulfilled. Finally it is a nod to Prince obviously and one of his favourite songs of mine “When Doves Cry”.

The music to this video was contributed by KAISAR:

“Death of a cousin and other (slightly less morbid) pieces”

KAISAR are

Klaus Killisch: guitar
Richard Sylvarnes: textures
Enkidu rankX: synthetics

“Tomcat” is the twelfth part of a series of video-art shorts called DOGS specially dealing in relational miscommunication and the effect of technology on the human condition in general. The title DOGS refers to our animal instincts and emotions that, when suppressed, tend to erupt in an uncontrolled fashion. This again often results in war, violence, hatred and misanthropy / misogyny. The series tries to uncover what should remain hidden – those things we better not say or show…

Tomcat (DOGS XI)

“Tomcat (DOGS XI)” uses declassified military footage of a dogfight that took place in 1989 over the Mediterranean Sea. It depicts the latest 6 min or so of an encounter between two F-14 Tomcats of the USS John F. Kennedy and two MiG-23 Floggers of Libya. The so called second Gulf of Sidra incident occurred on January 4, the Libyan pilots were both seen to successfully eject and parachute into the sea, but the Libyan Air Force was unable to recover them.

“Tomcat” is the eleventh part of a series of video-art shorts called DOGS specially dealing in relational miscommunication and the effect of technology on the human condition in general. The title DOGS refers to our animal instincts and emotions that, when suppressed, tend to erupt in an uncontrolled fashion. This again often results in war, violence, hatred and misanthropy / misogyny. The series tries to uncover what should remain hidden – those things we better not say or show…

Klaus Killisch plays guitar on this MK_ultra track. tnx-a-lot 4 that!

Music for a dead cousin

KAISAR "Death of a cousin" cover

When I finally got together with my dear friends and colleges Klaus Killisch and Richard Sylvarnes to make some noise again, just as we had started, my mother called on my mobile and brought me the sad news: my cousin Jean-Pierre had just died. He was a great lover of 70ies rock and experimental music and I guess this in conjunction with my sad mood led me into this session back again.

I didn’t really listen too much to what I was performing, being deeply moved by the loss of a dear family member, but listening to it afterwards, it seems fitting. A dark ode to his life full of excess and wildness. So this is to you, Jean-Pierre Jacob. Hope you can find some meaning in all of this…

Death of a cousin and other (slightly less morbid) pieces

by KAISAR

1KSR 13 4 001 – 10:06
2KSR 13 4 002 – 06:43
3KSR 13 4 003 – 04:46
4KSR 13 4 004 – 11:02
5KSR 13 4 005 – 09:33
6KSR 13 4 006 – 04:56

recorded live on 13.04.2016 @ Killisch Studios Berlin
mastering: Einheit_7 e.V. / rankX

KAISAR are

Klaus Killisch: guitar
Richard Sylvarnes: textures
Enkidu rankX: synthetics

All tracks are CC 2016 BY-NC-SA

Fokus Gewalt – Buchprojekt mit Sulamith Sallmann

FOKUS | GEWALT

Buch: FOKUS | GEWALT

Buch: FOKUS | GEWALT

Die Portraitserie FOKUS.GEWALT der Berliner Fotografin Sulamith Sallmann ist eine künstlerische Meditation, die in ihrer prozesshaften Annäherung an ein komplexes Phänomen die (Er-) Lebenswirklichkeit individueller Gewalterfahrung abbilden und verstehen möchte.

Das Fotobuch Fokus Gewalt, 44 Seiten, Softcover ist unter folgender Adresse zum Preis von € 10,- zu bestellen:

Sulamith Sallmann: sulamithsallmann [at] web [dot] de bzw. 030 499 11 401

Und unter Sulamith-Sallmann.de

Buch: FOKUS | GEWALT

Buch: FOKUS | GEWALT

New stuff on the Way – I hope

In light of the production of my new radio play, I have a collaborative call to action. Respond if you like…

workin’ again

Paper, acrylic, pigments and ink. My favourites…

Artist in action

Berlin-Wedding, Juli 2015 © Sulamith Sallmann

Artist in action

Berlin-Wedding, Juli 2015 © Sulamith Sallmann