Into the Blue | Fragments from the TV Generation

contra punkt, André Werner and Wolfram Odin, Video performances, 1987, Gallery Zindel & Grabner Oranien Str. Berlin, Kreuzberg
contra punkt, André Werner and Wolfram Odin, Video performances, 1987, Gallery Zindel & Grabner Oranien Str. Berlin, Kreuzberg

City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague

Selected dialogues and video stills from the (unfinished) film „In the Eye of the Hunter, In the Heart of the Collector“ by Cosima Reif and André Werner, 1994, will be published in the book City Primeval. New York, Berlin, Prague”.

The book is a personal journey through time in each city told by writers, artists and photographers from each city. Curated by Robert Carrithers and Louis Armand from Litteraria Pragensia!

stay hungry, André Werner, 3-channel video installation, gallery A&O, 1990
stay hungry, André Werner, 3-channel video installation, gallery A&O*, 1990

Into the Blue | Fragments from the TV Generation

It was never about cinema, this country for old men. It wasn‘t even about video. It was about the final step into the holy grail. To enter the blue box, to finally become one with the pale blue rays. The video camera was the key to Aladdin‘s cave, and we thought we could gain control, reclaim our part of this beautiful intangible instant.
We expected an X-ray blue palace. It turned out to be a rabbit-hole.

 

CITY PRIMEVAL is a constellation of personal documentaries of place and time by key contemporary writers, poets, musicians, designers, filmmakers, photographers, artists, editors, performers from within the New York, Berlin and Prague underground scenes from the late 1970s to the present; from New York Post-Punk and No Wave, to the fall of the Berlin Wall and Reunification, to the Velvet Revolution and the Prague Renaissance; including contributions by Bruno Adams, Darina Alster, Penny Arcade, Dale Ashmon, Jackie Baier, Marketa Banková, Varhan Orchestrovič Bauer, Bert, Lina Bertucci, Gaby Bila-Gunther, Mykel Board, Victor Bockris, Christoph Brandl, David Černý, Roman Černý, Michal Cihlář, Antonio Cossa, William Coupon, Tereza Davies, Max Dax, Christoph Dreher, Sara Driver, Glen Emery, Vincent Farnsworth, Roxanne Fontana, Thor Garcia, Carola Goellner, Anthony Haden Guest, Carl Haber, Jere Harshman, Michael Holman, Chris Hughes, Jolana Izbická, Timo Jacobs, Bethany Jacobson, Tobiáš Jirous, Juliana Da Costa José, Bettina Koster, Julius Klein, Hubert Ketzschmar, Nora Lawrence, Jaromír Lelek, Lydia Lunch, Mona Mur, Julia Murakami, Shalom Neuman, Paul Pacey, Puma Perl, Rudolf Piper, Rudi Protrudi, Gary Ray, Mark Reeder, Marcia Resnik, Veronika Richterová, Anne Rolfs, Ingrid Rudefors, Šimon Šafránek, Honza Sakař, Reinhard Scheibner, Oliver Schutze, Tom Scully, Phil Shoenfelt, Rene Shakhmatov, Peter Smith, Azelea So Sweet, Mark Steiner, Kenton Turk, Andre Werner, Ian Wright, Nick Zedd, Dave Zijlstra, Bethea & Richard Zoli, Miron Zownir.

Publication date: September 2017

 

*A&O | Subliminal Perception Systems

The A&O Gallery, a follow up of the art guerilla project of the same name, was one of the few art spots that regulary presented video art from Berlin and New York.