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Interview: Dan Perjovschi

What exactly is a ‘temporary artist’? According to Romanian artist/writer Dan Perjovschi, it’s someone who creates work that is eventually replaced, scrubbed off or painted over. Therefore, a temporary artist always has a fresh canvas—a fresh perspective, and a fresh start to remake and reconceptualize the work of his past. A temporary artist is always new.   Max … Continued

A week in the life: 168 hrs Kraftwerk, NYC part 1

Photo: Max Dax Few bands cast a shadow as long (or wide) as electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. The influence of the band’s trail-blazing retro-futurism, conceptual precision and electronic minimalism is difficult to overestimate, extending beyond numerous genres of electronic music into the broader realm of art and popular culture. And the art world seems to have … Continued

Dissonance: Day 10

Day Ten April 19 Schneider turned on the sound system in his office – an inappropriately massive PA – and listened to his field recordings of Kraftwerk’s Techno Pop concert at the MoMA at full volume. The bootleg was packed full of highs. To equalize, Schneider doubled the input in the 150 kHz range and … Continued

Dissonance: Day 4

Day Four April 13, 2012 “The country I grew up in doesn’t exist anymore”, remembers Klaus Biesenbach, curator at large at the MoMA in New York City. “The Bundesrepublik Deutschland vanished with the fall of the mauer. The FRG was the country of Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Kraftwerk. When I listen to … Continued

Dissonance: Day 3

Day Three April 12, 2012 Blind with unrest, he grew aware: The city was in full bloom and the heavy scent of flowers wafted through the open window of the loft in Grand Street. V2 Schneider sat at the kitchen table checking his emails. He was pleased to learn that the Electronic Beats Magazine had … Continued

Dissonance: Day 2

Day Two April 11, 2012 Ingredients: California table wine Water Sugar Concentrated juice Natural fruit flavors Citric acid Sulfites Carbon dioxide The label read “Chateau Diana—Pinot Grigio California”, but it didn’t smell and taste like wine at all. V2 Schneider had to spit it out back into his glass. A bad aftertaste remained. To get … Continued

Dissonance: Day 1

Day One April 10, 2012 4:45 a.m. wake up call. 5:30 a.m. taxi from Neukölln to Berlin Tegel airport. 7:00 a.m. flight BA 0981 to London Heathrow (Int’l Terminal 5). 9:55 a.m. flight BA 0175 to John F. Kennedy (Terminal 7). 12:21 p.m. arrival at John F. Kennedy (Terminal 7). 12:52 p.m. US border control. … Continued

Antony Hegarty commissioned for MoMA multimedia installation

Antony Hegarty‘s albums have always sounded like brilliant art to us; what better place to hear him then in a museum? Well, not quite. New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has commissioned the Antony & The Johnsons frontman to perform a multimedia piece on January 26th of next year. Titled Swanlights, the piece will … Continued