IN 2018

MAY 6, 19h: Ambient Variations for a Bunker, in: Imaginary Display(s), group show @ BNKR, Munich
MAY 11: 1968 – Kräfte am Set, Kraft des Kinos, Public Art Munich @ Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
OCT, 19-22: Watchman:, solo show @ Hinterconti, Hamburg
AUTUMN: corps á corps, an electronic sound project, listening session @ tba

imaginary display(s) 

„Exhibition as Film / Film as Exhibition” with Klaus vom Bruch, Philipp Gufler, An Laphan, Jeanne-Marie Varain, Kalas Liebfried, Romain Gandolphe, Richard John Jones and Camilla Wills, curated by Marie-France Rafael.

Daily from Wednesday, 2 May 2018, to Wednesday, 9 May 2018

@ BNKR / Ungererstraße 158, 80805 Munich / http://www.bnkr.space

Ambient Variations for a Bunker

sound performance, Sunday, 6 May, 2018 

@ BNKR / Ungererstraße 158, 80805 Munich / http://www.bnkr.space

„… a music which will be part of the noises of the environment, will take them into consideration. I think of it as melodious, softening the noises of the knives and forks at dinner, not dominating them, not imposing itself. It would fill up those heavy silences that sometime fall between friends dining together. It would spare them the trouble of paying attention to their own banal remarks. And at the same time it would neutralize the street noises which so indiscreetly enter into the play of conversation. To make such music would be to respond to a need.“ (Erik Satie)

Being in a bunker means being encapsulated from the events and rumors of the outer world. Its spaces remain every sound, they reflect it, until it disperses and looses itself. The thick walls keep away the happenings of the surrounding area, of the ambient. And if the sound reaches the auditor he perceives it as a distant hum: rather as a vague idea than an definite knowing.  The sound performance “Ambient Variations for a Bunker” aims to outline this locked condition of the architecture of a bunker acoustically and visually. How does a music sound, which becomes “part of the noises of the environment” (following Erik Satie), if they are only assumable? The focus shifts to the people which enter this locked space coming from the outside, bringing in the noises of their bodies and the rumors of the surrounding kept in their minds. The performance occurs as a processual and participative recording session during the whole day and passes over in its own staging through the blue hour.

Imaginary Displays

„Imaginary Display(s)” presents everything that is usually hidden from the audience: In a week-long production/performance, visitors will simultaneously witness the development process of an exhibition and the production process of a film: the film shooting, montage and post-production (music score etc.) will be exhibited as the exhibition becomes the stage set for the film. Each participating artist will install, prepare and/or rehearse his/her work on a specific day. Thus a process will be set in motion that triggers uncontrollable situations, leading the development process of the exhibition into new, unexpected directions each day.

More info: www.bnkr.space


public art munich 2018

MAY, 11: Screening of 1968 – KRÄFE AM SET, KRAFT DES KINOS 

@ Alte Aula, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
feat. Mathias R. Zausinger, Patrik Thomas, Alexander Kluge



Corps á Corps

premiere: MAY 2018

‚Corps á corps‘ is the French expression for close fighting. Translated literally
it means ‚body-to-body‘: the close relation between individual bodies as well as
their singular physical and mental condition of being a collection of „items,
pieces, limbs, areas, shapes, functions. Heads, gristles, burns, tendernesses, splas-
hes, sleep“ – corpus corporum.
Kalas Liebfried‘s electronic music work and essayistic album named after that
phrase is based on Jean-Luc Nancy‘s aphorism collection „58 indices sur le corps“
(engl. „58 indices on the body“, 2004) which tries to explore the way we can ne-
gotiate and perceive the „pieces, areas, fragments“ of what we call a body. Kalas
Liebfried uses found footage material of Jean-Luc Nancy reading the indices and
transforms his voice into the verses of a MC who is ready to set a dancing crowd
into a dionysian flush.



New Sound

Out now: VARIATIONS FOR JUNO, an ambient EP 

artist talk 

Artist talk with Michael Schmidt @ Nir Altman Galerie Munich