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das ende der nahrungskette on Wed, 19 Jul 2006 16:43:41 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> monochrom {AT} HOPE 6, NYC / "We're great together, the liberal society and it's enemies"

+++ monochrom:
+++ "We're great together, the liberal society and it's enemies"
+++ A gala

HOPE 6  {AT}  Hotel Pennsylvania, Area B, 3pm, Friday July 21th, 2006

monochrom from Vienna is a worldwide operating collective dealing with
technology, art, context hacking and philosophy and was founded in 1993. So
to sum up, monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe
work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. Their
mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in
culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and

monochrom released a leftist retro-gaming project, established a 1 baud
semaphore line through the streets of San Francisco, started an illegal
space race through Los Angeles, buried people alive in Vancouver, and
cracked the hierarchies of the art system with The Thomann Project. In
Austria they ate blood sausages made from their own blood in order to
criticize the grotesque neoliberal formation of the world economy.
Sometimes they compose melancholic pop songs about dying media and host the
first annual and inevitably leading festival concerned with cocktail
robotics. At the moment they're planning a conference about pornography as
one of the the driving forces of technological innovation. Also they do
international soul trade, propaganda camps, epic puppet theatre, aesthetic
pregnancy counselling, food catering and -- sorry to mention -- modern dance.

monochrom?s medley at Mercer Union is a little tour-de-farce about their
projects and political motivation. A joyful bucket full of good clean
fanaticism, crisis, language, culture, self-content, identity, utopia,
mania and despair, condensed into the well known cultural technique of a
gala show. Powernapping highly welcome.


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