"Songs of Love and Hate"

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© Courtesy of D12 GRIMMUSEUM
"Songs of Love and Hate"

Fichte Strasse 2
10967 Berlin
January 26th, 2011 - February 6th, 2011
Opening: January 26th, 2011 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

+49 (0)1577 519 38 78
Wednesday -Sunday 14-19 h


Whistle, Minotaure! is happy to present the sixth event in a series of following visual art/performance/music exhibition. We are pleased to announce Erik Bünger´s first solo exhibition in Berlin. Songs of Love and Hate presents a number of recent works along with a new installation (WITH THIS ALERT I SIGNAL TO YOU THAT IT'S ALREADY TOO LATE), which has been specifically build for the Whistle, Minotaure! exhibition series in the cellar of Grimmuseum.

Songs of Love and Hate explores the other side of song. The song of an angel materializes as a parasitic creature inscribing sound waves directly into human brain tissue. The anthem of Barack Obama rings as the distant, ominous voice of a loved one, wailing to us from beyond the grave. The song of the crooner rises as an ubiquitous odour of male perspiration fucking the inner ear in slow, relentless undulations. The mother’s lullaby solidifies into an umbilical cord tied around the baby’s neck.

The exhibition is part of the inaugural Digital Art & Sound (DAS) WEEKEND, a co-optation between Transmediale, Club Transmediale (CTM), Create Berlin and a multitude of Berlin partners.

Erik Bünger is a Swedish artist, composer and writer living in Berlin. His work investigates the irrational within contemporary media and often focuses on music as a manipulative force. Music is never treated as something pure, absolute or abstract but on the contrary, as a parasite feasting on our collective, cultural unconscious.

His performance pieces, installations and videos have been shown at The Impakt Festival, The Lincoln Centre in New York, Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, The Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, HMKV in Dortmund, Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Transmediale in Berlin and The Werkleitz Biennal in Halle.

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