You can buy ART. IS.∙ in a book store now! Buchhandlung Walther König is THE artbook store in Cologne and also internationally one of the most important art bookstores. Etienne Nillesen and me are thrilled to have our humble book standing there inbetween all the amazing works. . The book explores the borders between visual art and music and includes original artwork (every book is unique) and a text by me and music from @etiennenillesen . You can find more information about the book here. . For more information about the bookstore go here. . Especially now it is very important to support local bookstores and culture in generall. With buying our book at the store in Cologne you can support both.
The Address of the bookstore is: Ehrenstraße 4 50672 Cologne, Germany
Vernissage November 30th
Hirschgaeßchen 2 50678 Cologne
In the lovely store "Pfiff Mode Coeln" there will be an exhibiton of my work!
Music release ART.IS.∙ ART.IS.∙ the book + the music is available now!
Every book contains a downloadcode and I would recommend getting the book to get the full experience but you can also get the music only!
The music: solo extended snare drum The album is Etienne Nillesen playing to 8 different themes that are also interpreted visually by me in the ART.IS.∙ book. Every piece Etienne has recorded can be seen/ heard like a little statue. The music doesn’t have a common musical form and for the most part doesn’t even have a development that you would expect in music. The music is very static. This creates the possibility to look/listen to it more deeply, see/hear it from different angles, walk around it with your ears, and discover different movements, layers, depth, colors, structures and details.
currents/ Festival für aktuelle Tiefkultur The Sound and the Unsound is part of the currents festival!
currents/ Infos Installations start 15 Uhr: Lucia Kilger/ Säulenraum Ela Mergels/ ON-Büro Zo-On Slows/ Treppenhaus Performances: 15:00 Frank Dommert/ Halle 16:00 Pascal Niggenkemper/ Großes Forum 17:00 The Sound and the Unsound/ Halle 19:30 Julia Bünnagel/ Großes Forum 20:30 Monopass/ Halle 21:30 Ensemble Pamplemousse/ Großes Forum 22:30 Steintechno (Akiko Ahrend & Dirk Rothbrust)/ Kleines Forum 23:30 Zo-On Slows/ Kleines Forum
currents/ is an event by ON – Neue Musik Köln supported by Stadt Köln as well as by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW and Musikfonds
currents/ Partner dublab.de/ grapefruits/ Kaput – Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop/ Stadtrevue/
offene ateliers köln 2019 September 27th - 29th
Rhenania Kunsthaus Bayenstraße 28 50678 Cologne
I take part at the 'open studio' weekend in Cologne and open the door to my studio. I will present my biggest work so far -2,10 m x 4,50m- as well as selected color and black and white paintings. I am really looking forward to this weekend and to present my work in the space where it all happens!
See you all there!
opening times: fr 27th, 7-9pm sa 28th, 3-8pm su 29th, 3-6pm
The festival is organised by the BBK-Köln and supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
BOOK release ART.IS.∙ Coopreration with the musician Etienne Nillesen July 15th 2019
The first part will be the release of the book with paintings and a text among others about spacial aspects of music and musicality of paintings. The second part of this project will be the release of the music, october 1st 2019. Every book will be completely unique! Our book is being printed now and we expect to have it at the end of this week! If you are interested and want to order it please send me a message. Price is 20€ + shipping or buy it directly at one of our performances (next performance: July 20th 2019, Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Köln-Sürth, 8pm)
VIOLA YIP (HK/ NYC) - lights and electronics ETIENNE NILLESEN (NL/DE) – extended snare drum EVA JESKE (DE)– visuals NICOLA L. HEIN (DE) - prepared guitar
“The Sound and the Unsound: a quest for the ontology of music” explores the intersection between audiovisual perception and musical imagination. The Project originates in the music-philosophical question about the nature and material-boundness of music, asks where the ontology of music lies in our music making. The artists construct and compose a music that occurs in the medium of sound and in the medium of light/shadow. The focus is on the independent musical qualities of the media, as well as their negating and affirmative dialectics.
Summer is here! What gets better than having some food and drinks outside over sunset, in company with some curious musical minds before the performance starts!?
8 pm Reception
8.30 pm “Listening to Lights”, in conversation with Viola Yip on her insights on her work with lights