Johann der Posthume

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Reading from my German translation of the astonishing “John the Posthumous” by Jason Schwartz at Espace Diaphanes // Berlin. Upcoming soon. Pics by Hendrik Rohlf.

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Modellierung eines Engels

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Catalogue for the exhibition 5 is a different 1 by Réne Luckhardt at Galerie Bernd Kugler (Innsbruck / AUT). (Opening June 14th, 2018. 6 pm)

Luckhardt’s paintings are the artistic approach to a photograph of underground icon Marjorie Cameron (1922-1995). The Californian actress, visual artist, poet and occultist was and is the enigmatic protagonist of a counterculture whose influence can still be felt today. Luckhardt’s paintings dissect the black-and-white photograph of hers into innumerable variants. Inconspicuous details oft he photograph are transformed into painterly-graphic compositions in their own right and, in a surprising twist, rearranged in a sculptural and discursive way. The title 5 is a different 1 summarizes such an approach in the form of a slogan.
The work is inspired by Andy Warhol’s pop position Marilyn of a modern icon. From an almost void and ante-chamber of imagery, it is contrasted with this model of an angel of a very different kind. As a consequence it carries neither the name Marjorie, nor Cameron – what enters the stage is at best: Marjolyn.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with a short essay by Andreas L. Hofbauer in a limited edition of 150 copies. Artist and author will be present at the opening.

La Castiglione is Alive!

 

La Castiglione visits Berlin! UA von Place Fantôme am 26. Mai 2018. (R: Ivan Stanev, La Castiglione: Jeanette Spassova)

Das Symposium La plus belle femme du siècle. Multispektrale Bildgebungen findet am 27. Mai 2018 statt.

Es erscheint ein Katalog!

Die Schädel toter Ahnen, die man einstmals in offenen oder versteckten, dunkeln oder hellen Kammern aufgestellt hat, damit sie den Mitgliedern der Gemeinschaft schweigsam Gesellschaft leisten konnten, wandelten sich zu Masken, polierten Grabsteinen, Fotoalben, Videobotschaften, die kurz vor dem Ableben aufgezeichnet werden, und Social-Media-Accounts, die ihrer Wiederauferstehung nach dem Ende des Internets harren. Die mannigfaltigen Seelen haben sich entfernt, sich aber nicht verschlucken lassen.” (aus: Entfernte Seelen by ALH, in: Place Fantôme, Berlin/Paris 2018)  

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A beam of light

 

 

“Looking at that blank paper continually dropping, dropping, dropping, my mind ran on in wonderings of those strange uses to which those thousand sheets eventually would be put. All sorts of writings would be writ on those now vacant things – sermons, lawyers’ briefs, physicians’ prescriptions, love-letters, marriage certificates, bills of divorce, registers of births, death-warrants, and so on, without end. Then, recurring back to them as they here lay all blank, I could not but bethink me of that celebrated comparison of John Locke, who, in demonstration of his theory that man had no innate ideas, compared the human mind at birth to a sheet of blank paper; something destined to be scribbled on, but what sort of characters no soul might tell.” (H.M., The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids, 1855)

The author at the graveside of the “big white male” and his next of kin. Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx. (Pic by Marius Mittag)

 

 

 

 

Vignette, remote … at the lagoon

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“Und aus der Einsamkeit, die zweifellos kosmisch ist, löst sich entwegter Hauskristall …”

Out now! In occasion of the exhibition PS4 in Marano Lagunare (Italy) Andreas L. Hofbauer published for Niko Sturms catalogue his “Vignette, entfernt”.

Richard Klammer, Oliver Marceta, Patrick Pilsl, Peter Pilz, Max Sammer and Niko Sturm were the participating artists.

All book design by Toledo i Dertschei (Vienna).

Architecture: Mauro Rosetto.

Publisher: drava (Klagenfurt/Celovec)

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Artillery

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With the speedboat up the river Nāf, your tight fitting gloves of hushed velvet in mine, on an icy sidewalk in Vancouver, lounging all day long in a den of vice in the Red City – with a hint of mint in the air.

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Flacons in the size of 0.20 ml / 0.68 fl oz come as quick refill cartridges: Perfect artillery for dangerous nights out and playful extravaganzas in broad daylight.

{Pics by Katharina Copony}

Sound of Hunger

Den Klang des Hungers erzeugen: Joaquín Orellana im Gespräch mit Stefan Benchoam, Julio Santos und Alejandro Torún, Einführung von Monika Szewczyk. Translated by ALH for documenta 14. Orellana on útiles sonoros, the Sinfonía desde el Tercer Mundo, its world premiere in Athens 2017 and and aspects of his live and work. Translated by ALH. Read the German version here

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[Das Bild zeigt Joaquín Orellanas Ton-Gerätschaften in seinem Studio in Guatemala-Stadt, 2016]

Ammo [en allemand & à l’anglaise]

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ALH on J.F.C. Fuller, Hedy Lamarr, Christian Andreas Cothenius, Crystal Meth, candy bars, Deutsche Stecher, Ghost Tape 10 and other topics of armed conflict resolution and advanced weaponry. Exhibition catalog Under Arms. Fire & Forget 2 // MAK Frankfurt am Main [curated and published by Ellen Blumenstein, Daniel Tyradellis and Matthias Wagner K].

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English and German edition in one book! Publishing house: Distanz Verlag [Berlin // Germany]

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