April 5, 2004 - Künstlerhaus Bethanien - .ipeg bild.ton.maschine
April 5, 2004

.ipeg bild.ton.maschine

.ipeg bild.ton.maschine
26 March - 18 April 2004

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin
T: +49 30 616 903 1
E: info [​at​] bethanien.de


Image: Still from Mika Taanila’s
“Thank you for the Music – a film about
Muzak” (1997).
Courtesy of KINOTAR, Helsinki.

In the past decade, Berlin has gained a reputation not merely for its thriving art community, but also for the liveliness of its experimental music scene. When talking to artists and musicians from around the world who have established in Berlin, it appears that these two scenes have an increasing mutual interest in their activities, and that collaborations have become standard practice.

.ipeg bild.ton.maschine presents a wide array of contemporary work dealing with cross-forms of music, sound, and visual media. With a series of works and projects by international and local artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, and music labels the exhibition traces a multitude of connections between contemporary art and new forms of music.

.ipeg bild.ton.maschine thus focuses on artistic production that uses sound as its raw material. With the unprecedented developments in digital media, artists from all fields have indeed been encouraged to connect sound, visuals, and space, often with the aim of experimenting and creating new perceptive sensations.

.ipeg bild.ton.maschine is not out to produce new definitions and categories, but instead tries to show the interdisciplinary approaches that have come to characterise formerly distinct fields. In doing so, it tries to expand the definition of the realm of music by confronting it with the latest developments in contemporary art that operates in the same context. To do so, it seemed important to retrace the historical antecedents of the 1960s, which continue to influence both the music and visual arts scene, by means of an archive. Yet .ipeg bild.ton.maschine is not an exhaustive display of lineage but intends to give a fair account of the current status on the backdrop of historical precedents. It shows a moment in time; a time when the categories of image, sound and music are getting closer than ever.

A catalogue will be available at the opening.

Opening speech by Dr. Adrienne Goehler,
Curator, Hauptstadtkulturfonds

Curator: Johannes Fricke-Waldthausen
Producer: Peter Lang
Audiolab 3 (Sutekh, Frank Scurti, Daniel Pflumm & Kotai, Thomas Brinkmann, AGF, Domotic, David Toop), Renee Green, Jack Goldstein, Friedrich Jurgensen, Katarina Lofstrom, Mark Leckey, Kendell Geers & Liquid Architecture, Christian Marclay, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Carsten Nicolai, Daniel Pflumm, Mathias Poledna, Sanguineti Schneider, Mika Taanila, Mika Vainio, Jorinde Voigt, Edition EN/OF
gelbe MUSIK, Elektro Music Department, Mego, OR/Touch, raster-noton, Sakho Recordings, Architecture by Tilman Wendland
Thursday, 18th March 2004, 21:00h
c/o bb 3/Kunst-Werke Berlin, Auguststrasse 69

Rechenzentrum_Director’s Cut
Music: Marc Weiser + Christian Conrad
Video: Lillevan
Stage design: Bert Neumann

In collaboration with the 3. berlin biennale for contemporary art and MaerzMusik/Berliner Festspiele

Thursday, 25th March 2004, 21:00h
Casino at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien

Sonic Arts Lounge | Norden & Berlin
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Oval aka Markus Popp
Electro Music Department
DJ Mo, Kotai & Daniel Pflumm

A co-production by the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien and MaerzMusik/Berliner Festspiele

.ipeg bild.ton.maschine is kindly supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin. Thanks to the Senatsverwaltung fur Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin.
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
D-10997 Berlin
T: +49 30 616 903 1
F: +49 30 616 903 30
E: info@bethanien.de
W: www.bethanien.de

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