Florian Hecker - 3 Channel Chronics, Push&Pull (Performance)

Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera: Florian Hecker / Bill Kouligas

In the context of the Mark Leckey show at Kunsthalle Basel, HeK and Kunsthalle will be celebrating the release of the Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera LP.


Sat, 30.05.2015, 21:00

Venue: Kunsthalle Basel / HeK

Admission: 15 / 10 CHF


Tickets: At the museum ticket desk on the day of the event

The event begins at 5 pm with a talk and aperitif at Kunsthalle Basel, followed by a live performance by Florian Hecker at HeK (9 pm), supported by a live set from the head of PAN, Bill Kouligas. 

On Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, Florian Hecker cuts up, modulates and re-synthesizes Marc Leckey’s inner monologue of a Samsung refrigerator in the performance GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction. He combines these fragments with elements from his own installation 3 Channel Chronics, where visitors changed the sounds of three different speakers hanging from the ceiling. The resulting piece reminds of the three-headed chimera: An ambiguous hybrid in which enstranged fragments from Leckey’s narrative break through Heckers synthetic structures. 

After 2011’s Sun Pandämonium, this LP is Florian Hecker’s second release under PAN. With a background in Computer Programming and Fine Arts, Hecker’s work examines the developments of modern composition in the post-war era and questions psychophysical aspects of auditory perception – among others in releases under Editions Mego, Presto?! or Rephlex. Also, Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera forms part of the recently published artist book Chimerizations, documenting and enhancing Hecker’s project for documenta13. 

British artist, autodidact and pop culture agent Mark Leckey is currently showing his installation UniAddDumThs at Kunsthalle Basel. The act of sampling, collecting and appropriating images is central to Leckey’s work. He uses obscure disco film material about young people dancing (Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, 1999) or google search results such like the ones in his lecture In the Long Tail  (2008-09). These and other sound- and video collage-based short videos enjoy cult status and contributed to Leckey winning the highly coveted Turner Prize in 2008. His first monograph On Pleasure Bent was published during the exhibition at WIELS in Brussels, followed by current solo shows at Haus der Kunst in Munich and in Kunsthalle Basel, and in upcoming shows such as the one at the Wiener Secession.

Greek artist, designer and musician Bill Kouligas has been managing the music label PAN since 2008. More than 60 releases from different composers, musicians and producers have made PAN to one of the most influential and important actors of the current electronic music scene.

In cooperation with Kunsthalle Basel and PAN.

Mark Leckey - Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

Hecker - Modulator (...Meaningless, Affectless, Out of Nothing...)

Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera: Florian Hecker / Bill Kouligas

Tickets: At the museum ticket desk on the day of the event



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