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DO 28 04 16 23h, Bar3000 offen ab 18h, Eintritt frei
DOSCI: Look Like & Ron Shiller

Look Like flashte die Welt kürzlich mit seiner B.A.B.E. EP, sogar Leute wie Ben UFO waren begeistert. Der junge Zürcher ist ein Talent und programmiert Beats, die direkt in die Hüfte fahren. Auch als DJ weiss er zu überzeugen und sticht schlicht und ergreifend aus der grossen Masse der jungen Jocks heraus. An seiner Seite spielt Ron Shiller, einer der weiss wie es geht und der dies seit über zehn Jahren als Resident DJ unaufgeregt unter Beweis stellt. For those who care!

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28 04 16
Look Like & Ron Shiller

DO 28 04 16
DOSCI: Look Like & Ron Shiller


29 04 16
Hove

FR 29 04 16
Crowd Container: Hove (Light Of Other Days), Gigoglo Romantico (SG), Marcism x Rubs (Mannequine), Momo Love


30 04 16
The Underground Youth

SA 30 04 16
Bukowski: Konzert: The Underground Youth (UK), Support: BATMAN (CH)


30 04 16
Lexx

SA 30 04 16
Inner City Boogie: Lexx, Mildred Guy, Rockmaster K & Kay-Zee


04 05 16
LCD Soundsystem Cover Night

MI 04 05 16
Bukowski Spezial: Domi Chansorn, Momo Love, Labrador City & Jeans For Jesus, Gian Tonic, Minirock, BenJ Hartwig feat. ZEBRA, Bukowski-Allstars-Jam feat. Kalabrese, danach Disco mit DJ Dubois & Siegwart


05 05 16
Pantha Du Prince im EXIL

DO 05 05 16
Zukunft und EXIL präsentieren im EXIL: Pantha Du Prince presents The Triad (Rough Trade, Hamburg)


05 05 16
P.Bell & Matija

DO 05 05 16
DOSCI: P.Bell & Matija


06 05 16
Stimming

FR 06 05 16
Moving Around Us presents : Stimming's Alpe Lusia Album Tour – Stimming live (Diynamic, Hamburg), Adriatique (Diynamic, ZH), Strange:Love


07 05 16
Obenuse Fest 2

SA 07 05 16
Obenuse Fest 2


07 05 16
Richard Fearless

SA 07 05 16
Spezialmaterial presents Drone Night: Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas, Drone, London), Gabe Gurnsey live (Factory Floor, Drone, London), Raw Shan (Lustpoderosa, ZH), Herr Wempe (ZH)


11 05 16
Better Person

MI 11 05 16
Bukowski: Konzerte: Better Person (Berlin), Elias Augenwasser (Bongo Joe Rec, CH), DJs Fratelli Del Sole in der Bar3000


12 05 16
Crowdpleaser & Kalabrese

DO 12 05 16
DOSCI: Crowdpleaser & Kalabrese


13 05 16
Dorisburg

FR 13 05 16
Futura: Dorisburg (Hivern Discs, Aniara, Genius Of Time, Göteborg), Eli Verveine (Tardis, ZH), Le Frère & Stibe


14 05 16
Sascha Dive

SA 14 05 16
Deep Connection: Sascha Dive (Deep Vibe Rec. Frankfurt), Ezikiel (Cadenza, Deep Vibe Rec, ZH), Jack Pryce & Stella


16 05 16
The Memories

MO 16 05 16
Bukowski, Halbstark & Momo Love präsentieren: The Memories (US/Burger Rec)


18 05 16
Boogie Fox

MI 18 05 16
Bukowski: Konzert: Boogie Fox, DJ Carlo Cannone in der Bar3000


19 05 16
M.A. & Bardo

DO 19 05 16
DOSCI: M.A. & Bardo


20 05 16
Conforce

FR 20 05 16
Motoguzzi Labelnight: Conforce (Delsin, Transcendent, NL), Eli Verveine (Tardis, ZH), Raw Operators


21 05 16
Dave Harvey

SA 21 05 16
Love International „Festival Showcase“: Dave Harvey (Future Boogie, Bristol), Lexx (Phantom Island, ZH), Sebastian Spring (ZH), Carlo Cannone


24 05 16
Minimetal

DI 24 05 16
Buchvernissage „Minimetal 11 Mantras“ (Edition Patrick Frey): Live-Performance: Minimetal. Anschliessend Apéro in der Bar3000


25 05 16
Touch

MI 25 05 16
Bukowski: Konzert: Touch, DJ Hove in der Bar3000


26 05 16
Alma Negra

DO 26 05 16
DOSCI: Alma Negra (Sofrito Rec., Basel)


27 05 16
Gerd Janson

FR 27 05 16
Peace Club: Gerd Janson (Tuff City Kids, Running Back, Frankfurt), Lexx (Phantom Island), Momo Love


28 05 16
Dead Meadow

SA 28 05 16
Bukowski: Konzert: Dead Meadow (L.A.), Björn Magnusson & The Cold Fiction Rehearsal (ZH)


28 05 16
Kassem Mosse

SA 28 05 16
Die Orakel Labelnight: Kassem Mosse live (Workshop, Nonplus, D), Oliver Hafenbauer (Robert-Johnson, Die Orakel, D), Mildred Guy (Hum Rec.)


30 05 16
Comedy in der Zukunft

MO 30 05 16
Das grosse Staffelfinale vor der Sommerpause: Mit Manuel Stahlberger, Kilian Ziegler und den Veranstaltern Zukkihund, Herr Richiger und Guy Landolt


01 06 16
Geneva Jacuzzi

MI 01 06 16
Fromheretillnow presents: Konzert: Geneva Jacuzzi (Medical Records, Minimal Wave, USA), Ms. Hyde


03 06 16
Solar

FR 03 06 16
Solar


10 06 16
Midland

FR 10 06 16
Midland


18 06 16
Toulouse Low Trax

SA 18 06 16
Toulouse Low Trax


24 06 16
Idjut Boys

FR 24 06 16
Idjut Boys


 
 

Hey Beni, long time no see.
Well... I have been busy... But actually I have a whole lot of time – so let’s take this slow.

Where are you at the moment?
Right now I am in St. Gallen, where I recently had a solo exhibition in the „Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen“ (Hall of the Arts St. Gallen) – and I’m still here for several duties. It’s raining and it’s foggy. I like the fog,I think it’s rather visually appealing.

Beni Bischof: Interview with me & myself

So you live and work in St. Gallen – How do you like it there?
I don’t really have an opinion about that. Basically, it doesn’t matter to me where I am located or where I am working; If I don’t like it, I may go work somewhere else until I’m over it. I do not define myself with my location, neither workplace nor domicile – it’s stupid to do so. Yet, in fact, I hate it here – and at the same time I love it. It’s not quite a hip place – but I don’t have to move to Berlin to network; I’ve got my own network right here. I mean, there is the internet and planes as well. St. Gallen gives me the opportunity to work well and stay focused, so apparently circumstances are really good. And you can feel pretty lost here. It might be rather provincial but I feel spledidly inspired I grew up near the border to Austria. I like it here, in the border triangle. Besides there is a small, yet exciting art scene and a few good artists, who really have it going on.

What are you doing right now?
I’m drinking coffee on the dining-car on my way to cologne. Those dining-cars are not what they used to be.

True story?
Yayay..

Concerning your work, what or who are you inspired by?
Dogs...

That’s all?
No. Dieter Roth, Raymond Pettibon, Martin Kippenberger, Julian Schnabel, Norbert Möslang, Art Brut and a lot more... But also love, hate, war, evil, good, anything beautiful, damn ugly and damn sappy things, anything unbelievably dumb or intelligent, sciences, cosmology etc.



What’s your favourite colour?
Dark green.

What else do you like?
The gloss of leatherjackets in the rain - It looks like my contemporary oil paintings. But I also like the Wiener Schnitzels of my nearly- mother-in-law, my mother’s bacon-casserole and my girlfriend’s Hörnli with ground meat. And I also fancy Pink Floyd, Chris Rea, The Ramones and The Nightingales.

Are you a brutal guy?
Yes.

In what way?
In what way?

Yes, in what way?
In what way?

Yes... In what way?
In what way? Uhm... ( Long time thinking, his fingers nervously tapping on the glass table. ) Stupid question! On to the next one.

What is your third-deepest motivation?
To make people laugh.

Are you a clown?
FUCK YOU! But yeah, I am a clown.

And a jumping jack?
Uhm... No. But I am a court jester.

What is your fourth-deepest motivation?
Daily routine is boring somehow. My work is definetly a way to escape from that, pretty much my own universe with own rules and all that...

What kinds of media do you work with? What different kinds of works did you create within the last few months?
It all develops simultaneously. That means paintings, drawings, aquarels, photographies, inkjetprints, murals, collages, sculptures from clay, sculptures from cast, sculptures from chewing gum, wall-installations with chewing gum; it’s all influenced by eachother. Synergies establish. Coincedences. Messages and contents establish and boost each another.

Why would you do all that to yourself? What’s the sense?
Everything, that is not nonsense, is sense.

Are you inspired by literature? Books? Stories? Movies?
In parts. David Lynch’s movies are great. As well as his animation-series „Dumbland“; except for his drawings on napkins, it’s all rather inspiring.

You recently had a solo exhibition in the Kunsthalle St. Gallen. What was it about?
It was about absolutely everything. And it was about absolutely nothing. That made it difficult. I suffered like a pig. It was great fun at the same! Working with Giovanni Carmine was great! Laughed a lot. Sometimes a brew in front of the sculpture. The result was a very personal exhibition about small, fine interests of mine. What was important to me, for example were contentual contrasts, various banalities and humor. A lot of people in the art world have their problems with humor in art – they think it was not intellectual enough. Most presumably they lack self-esteem. They all try to enhance their status by acting intellectual. Promoting one’s image. The exhibition was a very personal and intimate view into my self.

Do you think Giovanni Carmine (Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen’s director) is funny?
Yes, very funny.

Is he a clown?
Hey, no! He is an absolute professional! I think he’s a star.

If you had to give Carmine a sobriquet, what would it be?
Öle.

Why Öle?
Big John, why not?



Tell me about one of your works in the exhibition.
On a wallpaper that shows a sundown, the sea and palmtrees, the sun was burnt out with a Bunsen burner, it caused a huge black hole. There are smoke stains on the wallpaper.

Which is your favourite work from the exhibition?
The film. A sequence of images set to sound. On the one hand there are banal and stupid images in there like puppies in disguise, on the other hand there are images of weapons or fired off rockets. Additional to this you hear jazz music and laughter. The sequence shows the contrast between naive microcosmoses and the world’s great catastrophes.

Sounds like something serious.
No, it’s really funny, exciting ironic and entertaining.

Something else. What’s your favourite place on earth?
In Lompoc, California, the motel, room no. 6, right next to the gas station.

Which are your favourite moments in your workaday life?
Coffee before the storm. The feeling you get when a work is about to become great. Standing in front ofan empty canvas, sitting in front of an empty sheet of paper. Cluelessly holding the spraycan in front of the wall. It can be used versatilely, it’s cheap and uncomplicated.

Describe a special memory of anything from your past.
I’m eating yoghurt, safely hidden behind a curtain from the 70’s. Hahahaha hahahahaha. Hahahahahahah ahahahahahahaha.

Hohohohohohoho hohohohohohoho. (Raising my hand to order another beer) That was a joke (Raising my hand to order another beer).

Are you stupid?
You’re an ignoramus.

What’s your favourite word?
Idiot.

Why?
“Idiot” simply sounds magnificent. And I can use it a lot in my daily routine. It’s just like a beautiful item you can use practically.

Keep on telling me about your work. What have you done yesterday?
I have made some new drawings and aquarels.

What do you fancy about them?
They are both funny and disturbing. That’s a contrast I quite like! On the aquarels one can see colour areas and words. On the one hand they appear beautiful and friendly on the other hand primitive and dumb.

You frequently manipulate existing images. How did you come up with that castle idea? And what do you like about it?
I found an old book about castles in my grandmother’s basement. I kept it for a long time. I knew that one day I was going to use it, work with it. I used to be generally interested in their symbolics, historical meaning and their clichés. But then the castles appeared to not be strong and fending enough.I meant to pimp them a bit. So what I did was to close all doors, windows and all other apertures. Also the roofs and surroundings were designed more concise. I wanted to have bunkers instead of fairy-tale-castles. You may give them various meanings. By closing all the apertures, it becomes impossible for light to enter the castle. So if anyone should live there at all, they would die. Hyper- compartmentalization is quite unhealthy.

So? Are you satisfied with the result?
I’m very satisfied, partially, as I have made a lot of them. Titled Added New Protection I have published most of them in my own Laser Magazin. I like the magazine a lot. Eight of the Castles published in the magazine are available as Inkjetprints as well. Their formats vary between 60x90 cm and 90x120 cm, while the large versions make them look even more massive - You can feel the cold walls on your back

How do you edit the images?
Digitally, using image processing software. I scan the images and edit each and every layer until I finally like the print. It’s like digital chiselling: Using a certain tool I hammer around the walls in the digital image.

Tell me about your other digitally manipulated works.
So, there was a series of prints for which I went on editing historical marble-sculptures digitally, with the same tools I used for the castles. For example sculptures made by Michelangelo or Bernini. It was a great feeling to be chiselling around on these history- charged figurines and creating new forms.

And the floating cars? How were you fascinated by those?
These works were basically about alteration of forms. But when you alter an object’s form, this alteration is accompanied by a change of the object’s meaning or message and particularly its function. Cars were floating out of an instant. Something like that just strikes the eye. A strong visual effect. Same fort he castles; a change of function. My works affect me when they start to drift away into surrealism. Yet not completely. Right on the border to surrealism is the place to be for me and my works.

Will there be further print- series containing image manipulation?
Yes.

What will they look like?
I don’t know yet. I’ve got inner images and moods I care for. Something immaterial, yet not completely. Something with nature and organical structures.

And lastly; which of your works do you feel really close to?
I’m close to all of them. We’re a huge family. We stick together till an exhibition do us part.

How do you come up with all those new, absurd ideas?
They come to me.

One last question. Do you frequently interview yourself?
No, this ist he first time.

How did you like this interview?
It’s outstanding.

Alright. Shall we go on laughing?
Of course. You start.

Hahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahaha...
Hahahahahahaha
Hahahahahahahaha...

 

www.benibischof.ch

 

published in novembremagazine.com