The Events Archive provides information on all ZKM events since its founding in 1989. Festivals, concerts, dance and music-theater performances, lectures, conferences and workshops are committed to twentieth and twentieth-first century art, to the history of culture, the past and present in technology and science, as well as to questions relating to contemporary society and politics.
At the »Beat Poetry Project«, music and texts are interconnected and interwoven with each other far beyond the production of conventional jazz and lyrics: Reiner Ziegler, Pirmin Ullrich, Roman Rothen, Matthias Klittich and Harald Schwiers present a musical and literary program with sounds and texts that changed the world at the end of the 1940s and beginning of the 1950s.
Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Allen Ginsberg are some of the well-known names of the movement. The »Beat Generation« attracted worldwide attention with Jack Kerouac’s novel, »On the Road«. The spiritual sons of that original Beat Generation left behind a legacy that is still alive on today’s music scene: Frank Zappa and Bob Dylan, Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders.
The thematic connection of music and text is the focus of the »Beat Poetry Project«. The spokesperson, Harald Schwiers, is an integral part of the band which has developed a series of compositions especially for this program. There are also havens of peace, dedicated wholly to the music of the era or prose texts – including the central chapter from Kerouac’s »On the Road«, »God has arrived«.
Music and texts symbolise a maelstrom in the bloodstreams of the spirit, motorways and everyday hustle and bustle, meditation and contemplation, hecticness and wistful searching for new values – jazz players and poets are becoming the priests of a new era. Everyone hungers for experiences. Fast and hard living in the knowledge of its consequences are a part of this. The sense of life of that time is fundamental to the understanding of current developments, for the self-image of the United States, which has been unchanged for 70 years, and the change of music scene through rock‘n’roll to punk and rap. The deep scratches in the »American Legend« are already clear in the work of the Beat Generation.
Following a curatorial guided tour through the »Beat Generation« exhibition, Jean-Jaques Lebel, talks about his meeting with the founders of the movement.
Jean-Jacques Lebel met and worked with Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Corso, Burroughs and Gysin at the Paris Beat Hotel in 1957 and introduced them to Duchamp, Man Ray and Péret in 1958.
He has, over the years, curated eight major exhibitions concerning the Beat Generation, the present ZKM one having begun at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It examines the relationships between the original scroll of Kerouac’s »On the Road«, manuscript documents by Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs, Gysin and others, original art works and known or unknown high quality cinema material.
Please note: The talk will be held in English.
Pioneer of synthesizer technology, Peter Zinovieff and cellist Lucy Railton present the first work of their new collaboration, »RFG« (2016) for cello and computer.
»RFG« is a 40-minute piece for cello and computer combining a live instrumental part and an assemblage of pre-recorded, manipulated material forming an »orchestral« counterpart. Designed for performance with multiple spatially configured loudspeakers, »RFG« articulates a bold and luminous meshing of voices, a visceral encounter between a venerated technological innovator and one of today’s leading instrumentalists.
At the »Live vor Ort« event, employees tell of their missions with »Doctors without Borders«. Christian Kleine will be speaking at this evening, who was on duty during the peak of the Ebola epidemic in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.
»We sometimes had so many patients that we had to turn them away at the door«, says the Frankfurt-based doctor Christian Kleine. »Those were the worst times for me.« Nevertheless, the team was able to help many people, »it was important to me to support patients emotionally as well, as Ebola has a very high mortality rate. Many patients had lost relatives. As time in protective suits directly with patients was limited, I often also spoke with them over the fence to the high-risk zone.«
But how do you cope with the emotional burden yourself? How do you protect yourself from infection? And what is it like to come home after such an extreme mission? Christian Kleine will talk about these and other questions. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to speak with Christian Kleine and other employees from Doctors without Borders.
Towards the end of the exhibition on the brilliant architect Frei Otto (1925–2015), an ecumenical service takes place among his models, drawings, photographs, films and documents in the ZKM.
The ecumenical service is prepared by a team consisting of musicians, employees of the ZKM and theologians.
»Black Matters« is the first full solo exhibition of Italian-American artist, Aldo Tambellini, who is one of the pioneers of intermedia art and experimental avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s.
The exhibition »Black Matters« takes a journey through Tambellini’s most prolific, highly charged and diversified period (1960–1980). The exhibition explores his, paintings, and multimedia practice that includes: Lumagram (hand-painted slides), video, videogram, painting, photography, installation and film works. They present a selection of his most recent multimedia works that have been shown at Centre Pompidou (2012), Tate Modern (2012), MoMA New York (2013), 56. Biennale di Venezia (2015).
At the end of the journey through the development of Tambellini’s artistic life will be a site specific installation commissioned for the occasion of this retrospective at ZKM. The new multimedia installation, once again after sixty years, will present his artistic creativity and actual politics and philosophical underpinning that »Black Matters«.
The opening of the exhibition takes place on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7 pm – we look forward to welcoming you!
Speakers at the Exhibition Opening:
- Peter Weibel, CEO of ZKM | Karlsruhe
- Petra Olschowski, Political State Secretary to the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in Baden-Württemberg
- Wolfram Jäger, Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe
- Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi, Curators of the exhibition
As part of International Women’s Day, the ZKM will be showing a documentary film about the life of Sakine Cansiz (pseudonym: Sara) in cooperation with the Kurdish Social Centre.
Sara is a founding member of the Kurdish liberation movement PKK and a symbol and role model for the Kurdish women’s movement. In 2013, she was assassinated along with two other women from the PKK in a political attack in Paris. The documentary film by director Dersim Zeravan tells the story of the rebellious, uncompromising and strong woman, from her childhood, the foundation of the PKK in 1978, her 10-year imprisonment through to the day of her assassination.
Sara – »My whole life was a battle« has already been shown at the globale film festival in Berlin and Stuttgart.
Please note: The film will be shown in Kurdish with German subtitles.
»Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and cinema of the 1920s« – For the second time in its history, the Silent Film Festival will be dealing with this subject with one of the most influential and creative film directors, who characterised cinematic history of the 1920s like no other. Films such as »Nosferatu«, one of the forefathers of the vampire film, and »Sunrise«, the first Oscar winner, are films of unique beauty that still appeal to the public, reaching them on an emotional level, in the same way as they did back then.
At this year’s Silent Film Festival, influences and connecting lines to other directors, screenwriters and genres will be demonstrated with some other films – e.g. with »The Golem: How He Came into the World« and a schedule with the films, »A Romany Spy« and »The Merry Jail«. While in the first film, Asta Nielsen portrays a similar figure as »Marizza, called the Smuggler Madonna« by Murnau, Harry Liedtke plays his favourite role in the film by Ernst Lubitisch: that of a ruined aristocrat, quite similar to »The Grand Duke's Finances« by Murnau.
On Saturday evening, »Nosferatu« will be shown as part of the film concert. An ensemble under the control of pianist Frieder Egri will provide the musical accompaniment. To conclude, the festival will present Murnau’s »Faust« together with the Faust film by George Meliés, the latter will be accompanied by the Orchestre Barbenfouillis.
A special occasion awaits the public on Sunday afternoon as part of an exceptional performance: Japanese film narrator Ichiro Kataoka will be visiting Karlsruhe again for the second time. This time with the film »Taki no shiraito« (瀧の白糸 / The Water Magician) by Kenji Mizoguchi (溝口健二) based on a tragic love story by Izumi Kyōka (泉鏡花).
The children’s programme will include a selection of short films entitled »Fairy-Tales and Spells« – colourful films from early cinema, full of rich imagination and all kinds of »fire magic«. As well as films such as »A Trip to Jupiter«, two early fairy-tale films by Albert Capellani, »Cinderella« and »Sleeping Beauty« will enchant the young and young-at-heart audience alike.
The venues of the events of March 11 and 12 2017 are the Kinemathek, the U-Max at the Prinz-Max-Palais and Stephanssaal, as well as the ZKM_Media Theater.
Program at ZKM (March 11 and 12 2017)
Please note the additional program at www.stummfilmfestival-karlsruhe.de
|3 pm||»The Merry Jail« (Germany 1917)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
|»The Girl without a Country« (Germany 1912)
Director: Urban Gad, with Asta Nielsen
|7 pm||Film Concert
»Nosferatu« (Germany 1921/22)
Director: F. W. Murnau; Music: Friedrich Egri and ensemble
|10 pm||»The Finances of the Grand Duke« (1923/24)
Director: F. W. Murnau
Short film beforehand: »Marizza, called the Smuggler Madonna« (1920/21)
Director: F. W. Murnau
|Sunday, March 12 2017|
|11:30 am||»The Lost Shadow« (1920/21)
Director: Rochus Gliese; Music: Andreas Benz (Piano)
|3 pm||Fairy Tales and Enchantments, Childrens Program
With films by Albert Capellani
Accompanied with Music by: Kinderensembles des Badischen Konservatoriums
Under the driection of Sylvia Jürges; Frieder Egri (Piano), Konstanze Ihle (Percussion)
»Taki No Shiraito«
»Faust« (Germany 1925/26)
Is democracy under threat? The ideal of a democratic, diverse and multicultural society is no longer shared by all. Right-wing populist parties are on the rise, the confidence of citizens in politics is declining, the threat of terrorist attacks is approaching. The ARTE film night addresses the dangers that pluralistic society is confronted with.
Please note: All films will be shown in German
Documentary by Sebastian Bellwinkel, Christopher Bobyn, Nicola
A search for the motives and causes of right-wing populist movements
Willing to negotiate.
»Je suis Charlie, je suis Paris«
Documentary by Benoit Bertrand-Cadi, ARTE 2015, 52 Min
Die Paris attacks caused shock and sympathy worldwide. This
|15.15 pm||Late Night Snack|
»Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.«
(»We Are Young. We Are Strong.«)
Feature film by Burhan Qurbani, ARTE/ZDF 2014, 116 min
A cooperation of ARTE, ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at KIT and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.
As part of the festival, the scholarship students of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) will be presenting their latest pieces, world premieres by young, up-and-coming composers and style-defining compositions of contemporary music. On the opening day visitors can expect the world premiere of pieces by Yukiko Watanabe und Maurilio Cacciatore and the performance of existing pieces from the history of contemporary music, with composers such as Luciano Berio, David Fennessy und Georg Friedrich Haas. On the second concert evening compositions by Luke Bedford, Luciano Berio, Minas Borboudakis, Brett Dean and Martin Matalon will be interpreted.
|Sat, March 4, 8 pm|
|David Fennessy||gut, hair, skin, air (2007)|
|Luciano Berio||Naturale – Über sizilianische Melodien
for Viola, Percussion and tape (sicilian folk singer) (1985)
|Yukiko Watanabe||Unter dem Boden (2017) (première)|
|Maurilio Cacciatore||So loud (2014/17) (première)|
|Georg Friedrich Haas||tria ex uno – Sextet after Josquin Desprez (2001)|
|So, 05.03.2017, 20:00 Uhr|
|Luke Bedford||Chiaroscuro (2002/05)|
|Luciano Berio||Différences for 5 Instruments und tape (1959)|
|Brett Dean||Sextet – Old Kings in Exile (2010)|
|Martin Matalon||Formas de arena (2001)|
|Minas Borboudakis||Photonic constructions I – for Ensemble (2006)|
International Ensemble Modern Academy
With the young IEMA, the Frankfurter Ensemble Modern, one of the world’s best ensembles for contemporary music, offers the chance for musicians and composers to gain important experience for their future careers under the instruction of professionals. The IEMA will be a guest at the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustic (IMA) for the 22nd time. With this long-term cooperation, the ZKM | IMA meets its responsibility for the promotion and presentation of the next generation of musical talent and offers space to develop the music of tomorrow.
Das Werk von Frei Otto ist grundlegend von der Naturbeobachtung geprägt. Er studierte die Prozesse in der Natur und bildete sie später in Modellen nach. Diese Erkenntnisse nutzte er dann zur Realisierung seiner Bauten. Die Form seiner Gebäude folgt also nicht dem Gestaltungswillen des Architekten, sondern wird von den Naturgesetzen vorgegeben. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Kunz (saai | Südwestdeutsches Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau) zeigt uns in seinem Vortrag diesen Weg auf.
In the »Week of New Music« by the Theater and Orchester Heidelberg, the KlangForum Heidelberg e.V. is hosting two evenings under the motto »New Sounds from the Middle Kingdom« on Thursday 23 and Friday 24, February 2017. The events will inspire visitors both with words, in this case lectures by sinologist Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler, and sounds of Asian composers (China and Korea). Pieces by this year’s winner of the Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis, Ms Ying Wang, will also be performed on these evenings. Ms. Wang studied in Shanghai, has lived in Cologne for the last ten years and studied with Johannes Schöllhorn and Rebecca Saunders there, among other people. Her father Xilin Wang is considered the most famous, non-conformist master of Chinese composers of the 20th century. In her music, Ying Wang uses Asian (pipa and guqin) and European instruments combined with Western vocal aesthetics and vocal techniques.
The other two composers from the Far East, Eun-Ji Anna Lee and Nan Zhang, have also studied in Europe (with Wolfgang Rihm and Beat Furrer, among others) and are renowned experts in their field. Their pieces, commissioned by the KlangForum, will be accompanied by those European composers who have set Chinese texts to music, such as Arnold Schönberg, and by pieces from Chou Wen-Chung – known as the assistant of Edgard Varèse and pioneer of musical mediation between China and the USA.
With this selection, the KlangForum has tried to encourage understanding for foreign cultures and their characteristics in times of globalisation and to use differences and similarities of Western and Far Eastern reasoning as a productive stimulation of artistic creativity.
SCHOLA HEIDELBERG | ensemble aisthesis | Conductor: Walter Nußbaum
Presentation: Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler
We cordially invite you to a special evening, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Gideon Bachmann’s birth.
Gideon Bachmann, born on 18 February 1927 in Heilbronn, died on 24 November 2016 in Karlsruhe, whose conversations as a film journalist made hundreds of people the focus of attention, will now take centre stage himself on the occasion of his birthday: Paolo Sassi from Rome will report using images and text* about encounters with his friend Gideon, who lived in Italy from 1961 to 1996, where his Fellini film “Ciao, Federico!” was also created. Marie Falke from the Bachmann work group at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) shows scenes from her biopic “Herr Bachmann”, which was filmed in Karlsruhe over the last few years and Holger Jost, who developed the “Film Art on Air” exhibition, tells us of Bachmann’s lifelong passion for collecting things, like for example railways.
* In Italian, a German version is available as a text.
The “Gideon Bachmann: Film Art on Air” exhibition can be seen until 30 April 2017 in the ZKM_Medialounge.
In diesem Workshop gestalten wir aus örtlichen Klängen und Geräuschen einen interaktiven Audiowalk – eine Mischung aus Hörspiel und Spaziergang. Hierbei lassen wir mit Hilfe von »Fieldrecorder« Klanggeschichten entstehen, die wir mit Texten der Ausstellung »Beat Generation«, rund um William S. Burroughs und Allen Ginsberg mischen.
Audiowalks stammen aus dem Bereich der akustischen Kunst und zählen zu »Kunst im öffentlichen Raum« bzw. zur »Minimal Art«. Im Kurs werden Grundkenntnisse der Audio- und Aufnahmetechnik vermittelt. Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich.
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Finally, you can see them back together on the stage: Aki Takase and David Murray! After many years during which both have played in various and multi-faceted projects, the two musicians are now presenting the third CD of their legendary collaboration. Even back at the start of the 1990s, they had already received global acclaim on tour.
The pianist Aki Takase studied in Tokyo. She made her breakthrough in New York, alongside Lester Bowie, David Liebmann and John Zorn. Nowadays, she lives in Berlin and is considered one of the most diverse representatives of contemporary jazz there. Time and again among her countless projects, there were noteworthy duos, for example with Maria Joao, with Ayumi Paul or Louis Sclavis. Now, she is encountering David Murray again, offspring of a long line of powerfully lyrical saxophonists, for whom loyalty to the heritage of African-American music is no contradiction to the need for radical new encounters and experiences.
Pianist Aki Takase and saxophonist / bass clarinettist David Murray visited the recording studio on the last weekend in April to record a duo album for Intakt Records. Four compositions by Aki Takase, three compositions by David Murray and a theme by Thelonious Monk were recorded. Wonderful ballads, with fantastic intonation by David Murray and continued imaginatively by Aki Takase’s improvisations; beautiful themes with great dynamics and intensity.
The CD will be released in January 2017, entitled »Cherry«.
As in previous years the ZKM will be at this year's art KARLSRUHE.
At our info stand we inform you about the upcoming events and exhibitions.
Opening Hours of art KARLSUHE
|Thurs–Sat, Feb 16–18||12 pm–8 pm|
|Sun, Feb 19||11 am–7 pm|
The conference »Potential Spaces – How can Art and Design be Studied and Researched in the 21st Century?« from February 16–18, 2017, is organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.
As with the founding of the school in 1992, the most important gesture is not retrospective, but prospective: The conference is dedicated to questions and challenges towards a possible future of studies and research in art and design, with a focus on the university and its connections to the ZKM.
To discuss the boldest ideas, intellectuals and artists from all over the world were invited, such as Rakhee Balaram (India, USA, France), Andrea Buddensieg (Germany), Andrés Burbano (Colombia), Tsong-Zung Chan und Gao Shiming (People’s Republic of China), Angela Harutyunyan (Lebanon), Echo Ho (Germany), Karla Jasso (Mexico), Marcello Mercado (Argentina), Julian Murphet (Australia), Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse (Germany), Stephanie Njerenga (Fondi Workshop, African collaborative design & engineering), Jacqueline Nsiah (Ghana), Julian Oliver (New Zealand, Germany), Nikos Papastergiadis (Australia), Miklós Peternák (Hungary), Ebadur Rahman (Bangladesh, USA), Irit Rogoff (Great Britain) and Jeffrey Shaw (Australia, People’s Republic of China/Hong Kong). Input presentations on potential spaces in research and teaching in art and design will be held, followed by open discussions.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Hans Belting, honorary chair of the conference,
will deliver an opening speech. Together with
Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski he will guide
the international dialogue.
|HfG, Big Studio|
Friday–Saturday, February 17–18, 2017
Conference sessions accompanied by
The conference is conceived and organised by Siegfried Zielinski, Daniel Irrgang, Ali Gharib, and colleagues of the university and of ZKM. It is supported by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts as well as by the EU-founded project IMAGIT. The conference results will be published as an English reader.
»Partizipation« bedeutet Teilhabe: Teilhabe an Entscheidungen, am Zusammenleben in einer Gesellschaft, an Projekten, Diskussionsprozessen und Ereignissen. Das digitale Zeitalter hat zahlreiche partizipative Kulturen hervorgebracht – Fankulturen, Protestkulturen, Internetcommunities – und auch die Künste blicken auf eine reichhaltige Entwicklungsgeschichte partizipativer Strategien zurück: seit den 1960er Jahren beziehen Künstler wie Allan Kaprow, Yoko Ono, Rirkit Tiravanija oder Erwin Wurm die Kunstbetrachtenden aktiv in das Werk mit ein oder lassen sie gar selbst zum Kunstwerk werden.
Diese partizipativen Strategien, Handlungsweisen, Ideale und Forderungen sind mittlerweile in zahlreichen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen aufgegriffen worden. Kultur, Bildung, Werbung, Wirtschaft, institutionelle Politik, Unterhaltung – »Partizipation« ist zu einem Zauberwort in beinahe allen Tätigkeitsbereichen geworden. Auch im Feld der Museumsarbeit und der Kunstvermittlung erlebt »Partizipation« Hochkonjunktur: die Einbindung der Museumsbesuchenden in Ausstellungen oder das Miteinbeziehen des Publikums in Entscheidungsprozesse sind große Diskussionsfragen musealer Vermittlung.
Oft werden bei solchen Diskussionen allerdings die grundlegenden Bedingungen von Partizipation vergessen, sodass der Teilhabe das Verfallen zu einer leeren Floskel droht. Die exponentielle Verwendung des Begriffs darf nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, dass das Ideal der Partizipation grundlegende Potenziale birgt – es lohnt sich nicht nur, diese stets weiter zu erforschen und zu diskutieren, sondern ebenfalls zum Kern kunstvermittlerischer Ansätze zu machen. In diesem Sinne laden wir Sie zu einem Experiment partizipativer Diskussion ein, das sowohl scheitern wie auch glücken kann – je nach Teilhabe.
Als eine Vortragsreihe mit Screenings, Klangdarbietungen und Gesprächen, lädt die »Medialounge um sechs« Gäste, MuseumsbesucherInnen und Interessierte ein, sich mit KuratorInnen, KünstlerInnen und KunstvermittlerInnen des ZKM über Themen, Installationen und Veranstaltungen rund um die aktuellen ZKM-Themen auszutauschen.
Konzept und Programmauswahl:
Barbara Kiolbassa, Claudia Gehrig und Hartmut Jörg
The ZKM | Karlsruhe, the Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein and the Carl Einstein Society will host a conference on Carl Einstein in February 2017, to be held for the first time in the town of his youth. The conference asks about the potential of Einstein’s writing, his contemporary influences and the aftermath of his work in literature and art history.
The writer, art critic, exhibition organizer, and political activist Carl Einstein (1885-1940) spent his early years, from 1888 to 1904, in Karlsruhe. Between 1905 and 1928 he lived in Berlin and later in Paris, before joining the Spanish Civil War in Catalonia in 1936.
The reception of Carl Einstein’s work is considered something of an insiders’ feat. Although he was a contemporary critic and promoter of modernist art and a close friend of Franz Pfemfert (Die Aktion), the gallerist Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, and the artist Georges Braque among others, his publications and manuscripts have been rediscovered only relatively recently. In his hometown Karlsruhe, a commemorative culture concerning Carl Einstein is still missing. The writer represents in exemplary fashion the expulsion of the intellectual Jewish elite in Germany in the first half of the 20th century. Einstein is regarded as a »prophet of the avant-garde«, as revolutionary in literature and politics, but has also been called »half-forgotten«. His precarious life, and his suicide during his flight from the Nazi regime, remain complicating factors in the search for traces of his literary remains.
Thanks to the extensive research work undertaken over the past thirty years, Carl Einstein’s name and works have been canonized in art historiography. His work continues to offer new insights, however. His poetry, art criticism and prose bear witness to the classical modern period. In the inter-war years he became an influential mediator for the cultural transfer between Paris and Berlin and as an author he shaped a specific language for modern art.
In 1912 Einstein published »Bebuquin oder die Dilettanten des Wunders«. This text was conceptualized as an »anti-novel«; as such it anticipated Dada and Surrealism. His essay »Negerplastik«, which opened a new perspective on so-called Primitive Art, appeared in 1915, succeeded in 1926 by a very successful survey of modern art, entitled »Die Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts«. At that time it was customary that mainly non-academics wrote about contemporary art. As an art critic wielding a sharp pen, Carl Einstein accompanied relevant movements of contemporary art, such as Expressionism, Cubism, Constructivism, and Surrealism, and was an influential figure within the German art scene of the 1920s. Einstein’s work comprises literary essays and texts of art criticism, studies of art history and art historiography, letters and interview recordings that reveal both the tension of his epoch and his individual expression.
On Thursday, 2 February 2017, the event takes place at 7 pm at the Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein. On Friday and Saturday, 3 and 4 February 2017, it takes place from 9 am to 7 pm at the ZKM | Karlsruhe.
The audiovisual performance »Synesthetic Symphony«, that was created for the »Crystal.Reconstruction« project, will be performed with the light-musical instrument »Crystal« on the second evening of the exhibition closing by ::vtol::, Peter Kirn, Yulia Glukhova and Sila Sveta – curated by Natalia Fuchs.
The central object of the performance, the reconstructed light-musical instrument »Crystal«, was developed by Bulat Galeyev at the Prometheus Institute at Kazan in 1964 and reconstructed in 2015 by ::vtol:: and Sila Sveta studio at the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow. »Crystal« was premiered in Moscow at the VDNKh in 1966 and was afterwards almost completely lost – until the object was reconstructed by the Prometheus Institute, Kazan and the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, in 2015, to be part of the exhibition »On the Origin of the New« at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.
Natalia Fuchs, curator of the »Kristall.Reconstruction« project at the Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, will introduce into the performance in English.
About the artists
Natalia Fuchs is the Head of Emerging Media Art at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts ROSIZO in Moscow and the Communications Director for Sila Sveta Interactive Media Studio. The curator and art historian is a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK and Leonardo scholarship winner at the History of Media Arts program of Donau-Universität, Austria. From 2013 to 2016, she was a curator at the Polytechnic Museum and of the »Polytech.Science.Art« program.
::vtol:: is Moscow-based project, founded by media artist and musician Dmitriy Morozov in 2007. The main directions of his work are experimental electronic music, art objects and DIY electronic instruments. He also produces sound tracks for movies, video art and performances. Peter Kirn is an audiovisual artist, composer, musician, technologist and journalist. He is editor of CDM and co-creator of the open source platform MeeBlip for hardware synthesizer.
Yulia Glukhova is an artist and sound producer from Moscow. She was graduated from VGIK Sound Engineering Faculty (Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov) in 2012. Sila Sveta is a global interactive media studio founded by Alexander Us and Alexey Rozov. The studio is engaged in the development and implementation of interactive installations, art projects and the production of multimedia content (graphics and visual effects, video shooting and post-production, music and sound effects). Sila Sveta operates within the fields of virtual reality and immersive visualization.