Rudolf Eb.er & Joke Lanz : Akustische Aktion (Essen)
Next week (30 November - 2 December), I'll be heading over to Bristol to take part in
a three-day series of performances, talks and more devoted to the legacy of the Swiss performance group Schimpfluch.
The event takes place in the
and is presented by
in partnership with Arnolfini,
The Extreme Rituals carnival is a long-overdue retrospective and a celebration of Schimpfluch. Through an extensive programme will highlight the influence Schimpfluch has had since the late 80s, with audiences treated to a selection of performances, sound-installations, films, photographs and contextualising panel discussions. Alongside core Schimpfluch acts such as Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck, Sudden Infant, G*Park and Dave Phillips this carnival weekender features rare UK appearances by international guest artists such as Hijokaidan's Junko Hiroshige, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Phurpa and Vagina Dentata Organ.
Rejecting any given norm and genre, tearing down mental barriers, unlocking all gates to the nether regions of the human psyche, their celebrated work aims to unlock an awareness of existence and encourages the audience to 'get off the plane of miseducated adulthood'.
Founded in Zürich in 1987, Rudolf Eb.er created Schimpfluch, a platform for extreme and outsider artists and the generation of highly disturbing and irritating audio/visual works. Gradually expanding to the Schimpfluch-Gruppe art-collective, Eb.er and Joke Lanz have since channelled grotesque humour into an ongoing series of confrontational radio broadcasts, physically demanding performances, ‘abreaction plays’ and ‘psycho-physical tests and trainings’.
On Friday, I'm landing and jumping straight into a panel discussion entitled Sound/Music/Noise in Performance Art. Chaired by Thomas John Bacon,other panelists include Ron Athey, Leif Elggren and Holly Ingleton.
Friday will also be disrupted with a number of guest performances from myself, Junko, Doreen Kutzke and Ute Waldhausen!
I'll also be performing solo on the Saturday, alongside a bill of Trevor Wishart, Vagina Dentata Organ, Joachim Montessuis, Sudden Infant and Runzelstirn and Gurgelstøck.
There are too many interesting things to list here so be sure to check out thefull programme over at soundandmusic.org. Apart from a full weekend of Schimpfluch artists and friends, Doreen will be giving a workshop in 'extreme yodeling', Chris Sienko leads a discussion on the history of Schimpfluch as well as a panel discussion on 'Confrontational and Transgressive Strategies Within Noise Music', feat. GX Jupitter-Larsen, Dave Phillips and Mike Dando! Rare Schimp. films, installations, performances from Alice Kemp & a fully stocked Second Layer on site!
I really can't wait.
Anseo, Dublin. May 2009