Kyffhäuser/ Unternehmen Barbarossa/ Träume vom Tod!
The live section has been updated with details of
17 & 18 November 2012 in Volksbühne, Berlin.
Director: Michael Farin.
Featuring Blixa Bargeld, Jens Harzer, Ulrich Matthes und Bernhard Schütz.
Music: Automat: arbeit – färber - wilsdorf - zeitblom
Australian tour 2013
Tour dates announced for Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld and the announcement of Crime and The City Solution's 2012 Tour
From March 23 – May 19, 2012, the Galerie Hunchentoot will be showing “Einschüsse”* – serial works by Blixa Bargeld.
Black spots and lines are spread out on white image surfaces and vice versa. Harsh contrasts focus on abrasions to the surfaces of façades, on patterns left behind by rapid gunfire. If patterns are brought to mind here, then it is because the bullet holes caused by gunfire draw irregular patterns on the façades that seem like deliberately created images, specifically in their fortuitousness. This is due to a method of viewing trained to see abstraction.
The combination of the subject (the fragment of a façade) and of a work’s title (the name of a street or a square in Berlin-Mitte + the street address) appears to speak for a documentary nature of the series, and this suspicion seems all the more justified since they are based on photographic images. What can be seen was or is there, and is exactly where the title localizes it. That much is correct. The conclusion that it concerns documentary work, however, is false. It is necessary to bridge the gap between the title and the work, which clearly separates the concrete from abstraction in the image. The black of these images is actually black; the white is actually white. There are no gray tones. Accordingly, Blixa Bargeld’s works exhibited in the series “Einschüsse” have just as little to do with anything documentary in the category of black-and-white photography. Instead, their tendency is more comparable to abstract painting, in which it is not so much an anti-realism that can be seen, but as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the realistic revelation of a prevailing abstractness. What Blixa Bargeld translates into images is an aesthetic practice. More generally, it should be perceived as an approach towards the world; in fact, it is just one productive mode of existence that Blixa Bargeld has made in his diverse artistic works. In this respect, the patterns of the “Einschüsse” also continue beyond the provisional limits of the image surfaces.
Maria Zinfert, January 2012
* “Einschüsse” = bullet holes; shots
Galerie Hunchentoot, Choriner Str. 8, 10119 Berlin
Live dates updated
The live section has been updated with new dates for
Blixa Bargeld in Umeå, Sweeden & Mannheim, Germany and
Alexander Hacke's new project "The Glasshouse" on March 01 2012 in Berlin.
anbb live dates
The live page has been updated with details of anbb: alva noto & blixa bargeld live in St Petersburg, Moscow, Belgrade, Brussels and Rome...
Blixa Bargeld/Alva Noto
Bibliophile Limited Special Edition CD
We currently have a very limited edition Japanese anbb - mimikry Box Set
containing 2 bonus tracks, the origional textbooklets in english and Japanese, an interview-booklet, anbb sticker, 2 photos and poster with drawings, text collage by Blixa Bargeld about "Mimikry".
This art-edition is not available in shops! and is yours for €28
Blixa Bargeld and Einstürzende Neubauten
German Experimental Music
The english writer Jennifer Shryane has written about Einstürzende Neubauten's place in popular/experimental music history. She illustrates their innovations with found- and self-constructed instrumentation, their Artaudian performance strategies and textual concerns, as well as their methods of independence.
The book is available in both Hardcover and e-book format and includes a preamble by Blixa Bargeld
Illustrations: Includes 10 b&w illustrations
Published: November 2011
anbb live update
The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld & Alva Noto in Milan, Tokyo & Osaka
The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld & Alva Noto in Berlin, Prague, Geneva and Leipzig.
And details of the Einstürzende Neubauten Aniversary Celebration in Prague.....