HYPER! A Journey into Art and Music

Cat. Deichtorhallen Hamburg / English version

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Max Dax, Dirk Luckow
artist interviews (English) by Max Dax
a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Max Dax
preface by Dirk Luckow
288 p with 650 coloured illustrations
280 x 240 mm, softcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-284-3

German edition: 978-3-86442-283-6

49,80 €

Sound, vision, film, and a destroyed piano!

What happens when musicians make use of ideas and strategies from the art world? And what kind of pictures result when painters are influenced by music? To be interested in other people’s lives, to follow the unknown, to copy it, to use it in one’s own work – in short, to cross-map between the worlds of music and the visual arts: this is the subject of the exhibition and the catalogue HYPER! A JOURNEY INTO ART AND MUSIC curated by Max Dax, the former editor-in-chief of Spex and Electronic Beats. The book will include classic works such as Peter Saville’s ground­-break­ing album cover for New Order’s 1983 ­masterpiece »Power, Corruption and Lies« and the narrative, ­minimalist imagery of Emil Schult on which the cover of Kraftwerk’s 1974 album »Autobahn« was based, and Cyprien Gaillard’s acclaimed 3D in­stallation »Night Life« from 2015. The ­influence of Richard Wagner on the work of the performance artist Christoph Schlingensief, who died in 2010, will be shown, as well as a ­related video installation with a minute-opera by Alexander Kluge. The mutual influences between music and art will be illustrated with examples by Albert ­Oehlen and Scooter, ­Thomas Scheibitz and the Melvins, as well as Daniel Blumberg. Photographs and video works by Andrea Stappert, Sven Marquardt, Andreas Gursky, The KLF, Mark Leckey, and Bettina Pousttchi will lend the book a ­documentary dimension. The book is ­narratively underpinned by numerous background interviews that Max Dax conducted with the participants in HYPER! over the past 30 years.

Kim Gordon, Alexander Kluge, Mark Leckey, Sven Marquardt, Michaela Melián, Olaf Nicolai, Albert Oehlen, Bettina Pousttchi, Daniel Richter, Peter Saville, Thomas Scheibitz, Bettina Scholz, Andrea Stappert, Britta Thie et al.

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 1st March –11th August 2019