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2016
Prophecy 117
video, colour, stereo, 6:12 minutes
Video clip produced for the musical composition «Prophecy 117» by @C, taken from the CD album «Three-Body Problem» (Crónica, Portugal, 2016). With Claudia K. and Hugo N.
2015
Fantastication
solo gallery exhibition
(Fenstergalerie Will, Darmstadt, Germany)

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2015
The Religion of Toxins
double mono sound installation
(Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal)
The installation was situated in the Serralves chapel’s «coro» space. The 23 minute composition uses the natural reverberation of the space. The two mono sound sources constitute a kind of elevated audio fusion of recordings at the Festa de São João in Porto and the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
2015
noissiM
solo gallery exhibition
(Eschborn K/Galerie K, Eschborn, Germany)

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2015
A Magnet Between Proteins and Sugar
solo gallery exhibition
(Sismógrafo, Porto, Portugal)

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2013
Contraact
installation
(«Festival de Arte Sonoro Tsonami 2013», Parque Cultural Valparaiso, Chile)
2011
Recurrent
sound installation
(«Paivascapes #1», Paiva river at Espiunca, Arouca, Portugal)

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2010
Apparatus
sound installation
(IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark)

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2009
GGAAFFISEC
sound installation
(Weißfrauen Diakoniekirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

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2009
The Recompiler
object
Original object: multicore audio cable with eight different connectors, steel wire, steel clamp, and cardboard badge. Overall length 46.5 cm.
Edition, featured in the limited version of the album Compilation Works 1996–2005: color photograph, Lambda print, 31.5 x 31.5 cm, edition of 19 copies.

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2008
Cutting Qinghai
colour photographs
Series of photographs shot during a residency in Qinghai Province (Western China) in Summer 2008, witnessing, among other, cheek piercing at the Lurol festival in Tongren.
2008
Unit
sound installation
(«Farewell to Post-Colonialism. The Third Guangzhou Triennial», Time Museum/Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China)

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2007
Continuum
installation
(«Sleppet», Galleri 3,14, Bergen, Norway; Ultima, Oslo, Norway)

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2007
Marc Behrens Aktiengesellschaft, Namensaktie über EURO 100,-
[Marc Behrens Incorporation, Nominal Share of EURO 100,-]
social artwork
Multiple, edition of 100 (a bottle of 0.75 liters 2006 Bacharacher Wolfshöhle Mittelrhein Riesling Spätlese trocken, and a contract in wooden box with branding).

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2005
Entity Mülheim
sound and video installation
(«Mülheimer Profile 2005/Mülheim klingt», Kulturbunker Mülheim, Cologne, Germany; 7th annual SOUNDplay Festival, Theatre Centre, Toronto, Canada)

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2004
Of Mouths and Explosions
video, colour, stereo, 12:34
Produced during a residency at Hull Time Based Arts, Hull/U.K.
> Press sheet Of Mouths and Explosions english /.pdf 97KB
> Press sheet Of Mouths and Explosions deutsch /.pdf 97KB
2004
Per Ada Sola
video, monochrome colour, stereo, 1:00
released on: «VRNITEV, 112_video_minuti» – double DVD (Stazione di Topolò–Postaja Topolove, IT, 2006)
For the video project «VRNITEV, 112_video_minuti» (Stazione di Topolò–Postaja Topolove, IT). In memoriam Ada Sola.

> the whole VRNITEV project in streaming
2004
Collateral Generator of Forms chapter 2
video, colour, stereo, 7:41
2003
Frankfurter Regen für den Hermannshof [Frankfurt Rain for the Hermannshof]
object
White umbrella with contact microphones to be plugged into a walkman recorder while walking under the rain, a 3″ audio CD with rain recorded in Frankfurt/D attached to it. Made for an art fundraising at the Hermannshof, Völksen, to help finance a new exhibition building.
Hermannshof Völksen > www.hermannshof.de
Photo: Thomas Langreder
2003
Pioggia di Topolò/ Topolovski Daz /
Rain of Topolò

with Nikolaus Heyduck
sound installation with rain
2003
Foto- und Videoarbeiten
with Stephen Fenton
gallery exhibition
(Galerie Station/Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
2002
Collateral Generator of Forms chapter 1
video, colour, stereo, 7:07
Commissioned by Lampo/Chicago, U.S.A.
2002
Entity K
sound installation
(Schmuckmanufaktur Kneist, Darmstadt, Germany)
Sound playback controlled by a motion detector accompanying a jewellery exhibition.
2002
Nine Zones
video, colour, silent, 12:31
2002
Summation 0.3
video, colour, stereo, 35:31
Excerpt from Summation 0.3
video, colour, stereo, 3:46
released on: «b!as, International Sound Art Exhibition» – book + DVD (Et@t, Taiwan, 2005)
Documentary video of installations and performances, older versions:
2001 Summation 0.2
video, colour, stereo, ca. 32:00
1999 Summation 0.1
video, colour, stereo, ca. 28:00
2001–2006
Bulletholes
colour photographs
2001
The Unknown
interactive sound installation
(«Sound In Art», Space–Galéria Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; WackerKunst, Mühltal, Germany; Podewil, Berlin, Germany; Correnti Sonore, Centro Europeo Luciano Ceschia, Tarcento/UD, Italy; «Electrograph03», Athens, Greece; «Observatori 04», Valencia, Spain; «Glück und Konsum», Wiesbaden, Germany)

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2000/2005
Tokyo Circle
interactive sound installation
(«Sound Art – Sound as Media», ICC InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan; INM-Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, Germany; «Hörgänge», Hermannshof Völksen, Germany; Galerie t-u-b-e, Munich, Germany; «Erlanger Hörkunstfestival», Markgraphentheater, Erlangen, Germany; «b!as Sound Art Exhibition», Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan)

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1999–2008
Baumbestand [Tree Population]
colour photographs
1999
Experiment in Scale
sound and video installation
(«Projekt: Medusa» Kunst.verladehalle, Rüsselsheim, Germany)

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1999
Keyholes
interactive sound installation
1998
Entity INM
sound installation
(«Salon Vireal», INM-Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, Germany)
Sound recordings of the server room in the institute were processed and played back in shifting layers over a six-channel speaker system distributed over two and a half building floors. A sound entity that overlaps the actual physical space in at least four dimensions.
1998
Projekt za Znojile telefonske kartice [Project for Znojile Telephone Cards] and Komunikazijski instrument za ohranjanje stika z izginulimi [Communication Instrument for Keeping Contact with the Vanished]
installation
(«Transverzala Utrinkov», Strzišce, Znojile and Kal, Slovenia)

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1998
L’eco di un’esplosione che non ha mai avuto luogo [The Echo of an Explosion that never Took Place]
sound and film installation
Stazione di Topolò – Postaja Topolove», Topolò, Grimacco/UD, Italy)

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1998
Model for a White Out
installation with sound
(G-Werk Ost, Frankfurt, Germany)
Two shelves in an industrial shelving system housing a group exhibition, embraced a neon tube. A transparent text print (an excerpt on attack tactics under difficult weather situations) was glued onto the tube. A peep-hole permitted view to some rice grains in motion on the membrane of a hidden speaker, immersed in intense red light. A high static crackling on a second speaker parasited another artist’s sculpture nearby.
1998
Environment
installation with sound
(rraum, Frankfurt, Germany)

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1997
Top Down/Bottom Up
sound installation
(Galerie Fruchtig, Frankfurt, Germany)
Linked to the discovery of the ‹up›/‹down› and ‹top›/‹bottom› quarks, the latter only observed in short-lived matter. Rice grains on the membranes of three bass speakers’ membranes mounted under the planks of a wooden walkway jumped up when sounds occurred on the speakers, affected by wind intensity.
1996
Black Box / Light Box
light and sound installation
(Selektion, Frankfurt, Germany)

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1996
Vienna Installation
with Bernhard Günter
sound installation
(Path. Anat. Bundesmuseum Narrenturm, Vienna, Austria)
A sound installation was implanted into several cells of the circular museum building. A stereo source was distributed to 8 channels and manipulated with long delays to create a sound entity moving through the building.
1996
Circle
performed sound installation
(version 1: B-Movie, Hamburg, Germany, version 1.1: Dampfzentrale, Bern; and Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland)

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1995
Merzbow, live July 5th, 1995
video, colour, stereo, ca. 45:00
with Achim Wollscheid
VHS tape (Selektion, D)
The first officially sold video of Japanese Noise band Merzbow.
Achim Wollscheid
Merzbow
1995
Projektionen
performed film installation
(rraum, Frankfurt, Germany)
An event with five super-8 film projectors, one square shaped fluorescent screen and a hemispherical acrylic bowl filled with milk. Film loops were either plain white or night blue. Different reactions were elicited from the lighted materials; the milk, for example seemed to change colour into brown. The illusion was produced by one white frame burning inside a projector. The projectors were wired with contact microphones, and their sound amplified.
1994
Objekte
with Ho. Turner
gallery exhibition
(Galerie Gartners, Frankfurt, Germany)

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1993/1994
Scanning
with Jörg Eberle
performance


(1993 Zwischenfall, Bochum, Germany/1994 Galerie Gartners, Frankfurt, Germany)
A decomposition.
Scanning pt. 1: A sound piece made from recordings of broken glass.
Scanning pt. 2: The scanning of 20 square metres of acoustically amplified glass sheets mounted on small metal pins, thereby fracturing and fragmenting the glass.
Photo below: Andreas Schramm
1993
Source Feedback
video, colour, stereo, 25:12
VHS videotape
private limited edition of 10 copies
Digitally re-edited version for screening 2001.
1992
Transmission
with Eisenherz
performance
(Borsigallee 33, Frankfurt, Germany)
The alchemical process was used for outlining the proportions of the sound passages and different actions during this event.
1992
Cybervisual Variation
video, colour, silent, 14:58
with Torsten Grosch
1992
Trip
video, colour, stereo, 3:58
1992
Visualisation
with Horst Turner
gallery exhibition
(Kunstfabrik Arheilgen, Darmstadt, Germany)
Several objects were shown in this exhibition, including the Film Shredder, a machine shredding exposed 35mm film, equipped with a fan to hurl the film fragments (elements of a décollage) towards the spectator. Thus the light projection is perceived haptically, and the spectator becomes an image carrier—exposed through the fragments hitting her/him.
An edition of 10 film cans filled with shredded 35 mm film was produced.
1992
Slaughterhouse
performed installation
(City Slaughterhouse, Wiesbaden, Germany)
Performance for one actor and one custom-built shredding machine at an event organized for the old part of the Wiesbaden City Slaughterhouse. Initiated by Antoin o’Heocha.
1989
Virgo
performance
(Kunstfabrik Arheilgen, Darmstadt, Germany)
Audio-visual performance about the loss of the American Dream for one actor, one speaker, and one toy robot.