Karl Heinz stellt heute bei Direct Action 2012, einem unkuratierten Performance-Festival in Berlin, A la recherche du temps perdu vor. Ort: Ackerstr. 18, Zeit 20:45. Man kann aber auch schon früher hin, das Programm ist ganz interessant.
KH only now found a really nice and quirky review of “A la recherche du temps perdu” in the Hindu Business Line. It was written by N. Nagaraj in December 2006, so only a month after our first performance at the allgirls gallery.
It starts with the following very poetic images and puts our work in relation to them:
Enjoyed those time-compressed movies where you can see the passing of the seasons on a mountain-top? And on the other extreme, have you been mesmerised by the super-slow-motion replay of the red cricket ball, hitting the pitch and turning, turning, turning and kissing the edge of the bat?
We haven’t seen it till now for some reason but anyway it’s great and thank you to the reviewer!
A static version of our performance “A la recherche du temps perdu” is being shown in Ljubljana at the Museum of Modern Art (Mala Galerija) in the exhibition “You own me now until you forget about me”. The exhibition shows work dealing with language and its rules and structures.
From the concept:
“Speech and the ability for meta-reflection on one’s language are inherent characteristics of human beings. … [T]he main thing the [artworks] have in common is that they take as their starting point an exploration of language, with all its arbitrary structures and rules, its various functions within society, its absurdities and constraints on the individual. Rather than focusing on the isolated – literary / literal – artwork, the exhibition highlights general artistic tendencies toward a discursive process that originates on the Internet and finds its way back to the ‘virtualities of real life’.”
A short review is up at Rhizome. Thanks to Birgit Rinagl and Franz Thalmair for showing our work!
We performed “A la recherche” as a part of the xxxxx event in March 2006 in London. They have an archive with the other artists and works ready as audio/image/video in Ogg Vorbis/Theora format. Other participants include: Erich Berger, Alexei Blinov, Andy Bolus [Evil Moisture], Shu Lea Cheang, Florian Cramer, Yves Degoyon, Aaron Dilloway, Kevin Drumm, Leif Elggren, PxP [Farmers Manual], Takeshi Fumimoto, Olga Goriunova, Graham Harwood, Russell Haswell, Florian Hecker, Stewart Home, Martin Howse, Jason Kahn, Toshio Kajiwara, Jonathan Kemp, Bruno Marchal, Aymeric Mansoux, Armin Medosch, Joachim Montessuiss, Phill Niblock, Karl Pribram, Pure, Otto Roessler, Adriana Sa, socialfiction.org, John Wiese.
More info can be found on their website: http://1010.co.uk/xxxxx_as_event.html
Karl Heinz Jeron and me participated in the festival Paraflows06 in Vienna on 10 September 2006 with our performance “A la recherche du temps perdu”. It was the third time that the performance was presented – the first time was in Berlin in the allgirls gallery, the second time in London during the xxxxx festival in SPACE and now in Blumberg in Vienna.
The photos of the performance are now online on Flickr. Thanks to Verena Brückner, Florian Kmet, Thomas Hörl and Peter Kozek who played computer for 6 hours and made the performance possible.