“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

Alles im Kasten II – VLog about photography

Let me present to you (in German) the new episode of “Alles im Kasten” – a video series about photography by Berlin based photographer Sulamith Sallmann.


In this episode we visit a fountain in Berlin.

electro pop music – new video clip

I proudly present some easy listening electro pop music song of mine (and my band project called more music) called “south sailing”. I hope you enjoy…

The song was prominently used in Sulamith Sallmann’s Vlog “Alles im Kasten” (German)

new film series about photography

Let me present to you a new film series (in German though) about photography I am producing with my partner (in life, crime and art) Sulamith Sallmann. In this series we will explore techniques and ideas about shooting and producing better photos and learn about the inner working of a female photographer… I hope you enjoy – and share if you car, spread the love.

Also the song used for the intro is my new song called “south sailing”. The (also) new clip can be seen here >>

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