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visual reference: Relâche

September 25, 2008

This picture shows Francis Picabia’s landmark stage set-design for Relâche (1924), an avant-garde ballet created by the painter and his composer friend, Erik Satie. The idea of putting lights on the stage challenged traditional theatre lighting in which performers on stage are lit and the audience disappears in the dark. In a Dada gesture Picabia […]

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visual reference: Electric Rose

September 23, 2008

Otto Piene’s Electric Rose (see: http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/electric-rose/) is yet another example for a possible alignment of the 100 flashlights

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RAF Stalinorgel

Photo of a Katyusha rocket launcher, built by the Red Army Fraction (RAF), the notorious German terrorist group from the 1970s. Here shown in the studio of the Karlsruhe artist Theo Sand – directed toward the the Office of the Federal Prosecutor  (Bundesanwaltschaft), August 1977. For more information see this article in the German newspaper […]

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