In Kooperation mit der Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden sendet das DEGEM Webradio@ZKM vom 20. bis 23.August ein Sonderprogramm von Christopher Williams und John Kelsey mit dem Titel “Radio Danièle”.

„For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision11)“

Die Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden präsentiert im Sommer 2010 eine Ausstellung des amerikanischen Künstlers Christopher Williams (geboren 1956 in Los Angeles). Die Ausstellung ist die Fortsetzung des 2005 begonnenen Projektes „For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle“ und ist die zehnte Revision der Ausstellung.

Williams, Absolvent des berühmten California Institute of the Arts (CalArt), studierte bei John Baldessari und Douglas Huebler und ist heute Professor an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Er zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der zeitgenössischen konzeptuellen Kunst. In seinen Arbeiten steht das konzeptuelle Gerüst der Studiofotografien im deutlichen Gegensatz zu deren formaler Umsetzung. Denn im Unterschied zu den Vertretern der ersten Generation von Konzeptkünstlern ist es bei Williams nicht nur die künstlerische Idee,
die ein Kunstwerk konstituiert. Er legt sowohl großen Wert auf die bildnerische Qualität seiner Arbeiten als auch auf die technische Präzision bei der Inszenierung und Umsetzung seiner Bilder.

Wie für viele andere Künstler seiner Generation ist für Christopher Williams die Frage nach der Bedeutung des Bildes in unserer von Medien geprägten Gesellschaft von zentralem Interesse. In welcher Weise diese ästhetischen Konventionen und deren Vermittlung auf unser Verständnis von Realität wirken, untersucht er in Installationen, Performances und Videos, vor allem aber in Fotografien. Seit Ende der 1980er-Jahre greift Williams zumeist auf bereits bestehende Bilder oder Motive zurück und nimmt Anleihen aus Kultur, Werbung oder Film – bevorzugt aus zurückliegenden Dekaden. Williams wählt seine Motive selbst aus. Diesem subjektiven Akt der Bildfindung folgt jedoch durch das Abtreten der Autorschaft an professionelle Werbe- oder Modefotografen dann der Versuch, ein möglichst objektives Bild zu schaffen. Sachlich distanziert und vor einem neutralen Hintergrund im Bild isoliert, werden diese Aufnahmen von Tieren, Pflanzen, Industrieprodukten, aber auch modernistischen Architekturen und Menschen bei größter Arkribie umgesetzt.

Im Gegensatz jedoch zu der technisch wie ästhetisch auf Perfektion zielenden Werbefotografie sind sie oft mit kleinen, kaum wahrnehmbaren Makeln oder Störmomenten behaftet. Der Künstler wird zum Regisseur, er inszeniert die Bilder und lässt sie dann in teilweise kaum mehr gebräuchlichen Verfahren wie dem Silbergelatine- oder Dye-Transfer-Print abziehen. Ein wichtiger Bestandteil des Werkes sind bei Christopher Williams auch immer die Titel. Diese bestehen zumeist aus einer pedantisch anmutenden Auflistung, die alle
Informationen über den abgebildeten Gegenstand enthält und nur teilweise dechiffriert werden kann:
Angaben zum fotografierten Objekt, der Name des Fotostudios, Datum, Material und Prozess. Der Name des ausführenden Fotografen bleibt dagegen meist im Dunkeln. So ist der Ausstellungsbesucher stets gefangen zwischen dem Betrachten „schöner“ Fotografie und den Betrachtungen eines Künstlers über Fotografie: eine reflektierte Gratwanderung zwischen Historie und Zukunft dieses Mediums ohne jede
 Nostalgie.

(Programm zur Ausstellung http://www.kunsthalle-baden-baden.de/Ausstellungen/Aktuell/williams-
 programm.pdf
)

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DAWSON WEBER (67 Part 3) “An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen” by Deryck
 Cooke

DAVID GRUBBS (63 Part 1) “What Else Can You Find?”

28

DAVID GRUBBS (63 Part 2) “What Else Can You Find?”

MAIA URSTAD (12) “Where are the Monuments” (1987) From the installation “Where are The Monuments” by Sissel Lillebostad and Maia Urstad at The 100th National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts, Norway 1987.

29

TVILLINGARNA (10) Compositions by Paul Siegerhall for Tvillingarna. Music in progress…this is what’s happening right now.

DIETER ROTH (42) “Die Radio Sonate”

30

TONY CONRAD (23) Tony Conrad with Kerri Kieser, 2/8/2007

CINDY BERNARD & DAVID HATCHER (30) “The Inquisitive Musicians.” The first public
performance of Cindy Bernard and David Hatcher’s

translation and adaptation of “The Inquisitive Musician,” a 17th
century satire attributed to
Johann Kuhnau. Published in 1691.

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CINDY BERNARD & DAVID HATCHER (36) “The Inquisitive Musicians.” The first public
performance of Cindy Bernard and David Hatcher’s

translation and adaptation of “The Inquisitive Musician,” a 17th
century satire attributed to
Johann Kuhnau. Published in 1691.

PAUL SIETSEMA (15) “The Famous Last Words”

32

FREE KITTEN (15) Two rough mixes from the upcoming, unreleased album
“Free Kitten
On The Mountain”

NO-NECK BLUES BAND (38) “Languid Red Marchetti” – rehearsal recording from 1994
Suffolk Street, NY

33

JILL SPECTOR (37) “MOXIE!” – part one “Suri Capture,” part two
“America” from West
Side Story, part three Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and part
four “Holding Out for
A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler

FRANCESCO SPAMPINATO (18) “Radio Kills” (2007) Radio Kills is a sound collage
inspired by the heavy-metal cult movie “Trick or Treat” (1986).

34

BRET NICELY (35) “Destination – Back and Beyond” – All tracks from “Alone in The
Wilderness, The Story of Dick Proenneke” presented by Bob Swerer Productions,
accompanied by Nicely on the red Swingline stapler.

SEXY SHOCK (55 Part 1)

35

SEXY SHOCK (55 Part 2)

36

NATHAN HYLDEN (21) Collection of polkas

CORY ARCANGEL (33) “Premiere of The Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Glockenspiel
Addendum mixed with Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run, by Cory Arcangel
January 2006”

37

TORIL JOHANNESSEN (33) “Transcendental Physics”

DISFUNCTIONIX (20) Fronted by Rita Ackermann (singing in Hungarian),
this NY-based
band played only 3 live shows in 2004 before splitting up. Vocals:
Rita Ackermann, guitar:
John Kelsey, bass: Matt, and samples: Dave Nuss

38

SIMON LEUNG (22) “3 For Radio Danièle” including tracks by Stephanie
Taylor, Luke
Stoneham and Mark Behm

CORRINA PEIPON & JULIAN HOEBER (30) “Rescuing one scrap from the cutting room
floor activates disturbances between sound and image: Remaking the fragment while
disabling the image constitutes an elaborate response to a part of a
conversation about
some other work of art, thereby generating another.” Recorded amd
mixed July 31, 2007

39

DAVID ASKEVOLD (25) Live recording from Askevold’s performance “Two Hanks” at
Canada, 55 Chrystie Street, New York in April 2003.

CHEYNEY THOMPSON (68 Part 1) A collection of rarities from Thompson’s collection
including tracks by Crisis, Sol Invictus, Death In June, Nine Circles
and some tracks
released on a label Thompson started with Seth McBride.

40

CHEYNEY THOMPSON (68 Part 2) A collection of rarities from Thompson’s collection
including tracks by Crisis, Sol Invictus, Death In June, Nine Circles
and some tracks
released on a label Thompson started with Seth McBride.

ANTAGONISMO GAY (77 Part 1)

41

ANTAGONISMO GAY (77 Part 2)

42

ANTAGONISMO GAY (77 Part 3)

PAOLO NORI (77 Part 1)

43

PAOLO NORI (77 Part 2)

KARL HOLMQVIST (15) “My Love Is Your Love (After W. Houston),” “Atomic (After
Blondie),” “Electric (After Robyn),” and “Private Life (After Grace Jones)”

44

T. KELLY MASON (30) “James Brown in a Bomb (Italy Mix)”

GANG GANG DANCE (58 Part 1) Gang Gang Dance at the Empty Bottle, Chicago, 2006

45

GANG GANG DANCE (58 Part 2) Gang Gang Dance at the Empty Bottle, Chicago, 2006

CLAUDIA ALTMAN-SIEGEL (66 Part 1) “NEWLY MIXT” including tracks by Sparklehorse,
Metric, The Dandy Warhols, Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill, The Dears, and others.

46

CLAUDIA ALTMAN-SIEGEL (66 Part 2) “NEWLY MIXT” including tracks by Sparklehorse,
Metric, The Dandy Warhols, Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill, The Dears, and others.

MARK WHEATON (56 Part 1) Compositions for “Objects of the Dealer w/Soundtracks”

47

MARK WHEATON (56 Part 2) Compositions for “Objects of the Dealer w/Soundtracks”

48

AMY BAUMANN (72 Part 1) A playlist including tracks by Madlib, Jackie
Mittoo, Sub Dum,
Dilla, Spank Rock, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis and others.

49

AMY BAUMANN (72 Part 2) A playlist including tracks by Madlib, Jackie
Mittoo, Sub Dum,
Dilla, Spank Rock, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis and others.

AMY AND WENDY YAO (31)

50

TOM SIMPSON (7) “Radio Slide Show”

ROBOT (TAKUJI KOGO & JOHN MILLER) (24) Songs based on personals ads

CAROL GREENE (68 Part 1) A mix that includes tracks from John Cale &
Terry Riley,
Parson Sound, Sun City Girls, Sun Ra and others

51

CAROL GREENE (68 Part 2) A mix that includes tracks from John Cale &
Terry Riley,
Parson Sound, Sun City Girls, Sun Ra and others

JOHN KELSEY (55 Part 1) “16 Songs About Cameras” Outkast, Mr. Cheeks,
Duran others

52

JOHN KELSEY (55 Part 2 + “16 Songs About Cameras” Outkast, Mr. Cheeks, Duran
 others

53

JOHN KELSEY (57 Part 2) “16 Songs About Cameras” Outkast, Mr. Cheeks,
Duran others

CARNI SCELTE (60 Part 1)

54

CARNI SCELTE (60 Part 2)

and “15 More Songs About Cameras” including songs by The Kinks, Spoon,
Duran, Royal
Trux, Def Leppard, The Cure, Nirvana, Gang of Four and many

57 Part 1) and “15 More Songs About Cameras” including songs by The
Kinks, Spoon,

Duran, Royal Trux, Def Leppard, The Cure, Nirvana, Gang of Four and many

and “15 More Songs About Cameras” including songs by The Kinks, Spoon,
Duran, Royal
Trux, Def Leppard, The Cure, Nirvana, Gang of Four and many

EMILY SUNDBLAD (41 Part 1) “Skymningsfestivale” – A compilation by
Emily Sundblad,
artist, singer with Tvillingarna and gallerist at Reena Spaulings Fine
Art, NY. The
compilation is of bands and performers based in Stockholm, via New
York and Budapest.

55

EMILY SUNDBLAD (41 Part 2 + 42 Part 1) “Skymningsfestivale” – A
compilation by Emily
Sundblad, artist, singer with Tvillingarna and gallerist at Reena
Spaulings Fine Art, NY.
The compilation is of bands and performers based in Stockholm, via New York and
 Budapest.

56

EMILY SUNDBLAD (42 Part 2) “Skymningsfestivale” – A compilation by
Emily Sundblad,
artist, singer with Tvillingarna and gallerist at Reena Spaulings Fine
Art, NY. The
compilation is of bands and performers based in Stockholm, via New
York and Budapest.

VICTIM (26) London-based metal band

57

A.R.E. WEAPON (54) A New York-based band who make songs about New York.

58

SANTOS VASQUEZ (50 + 56 Part 1) “The Good (soft)” “The Bad (hard)” Four discs of
mixes that include Albert Ayler, Alice Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell,
Serge Gainsbourg, Steve
Reich, Udi Hrant, Bill Dixon, Bob Marley, The Clash, Terry Riley and
Maxie, Niney, &
Scratch among others.

59

SANTOS VASQUEZ (56 Part 2 + 52 Part 1) “The Bad (hard)” “The Ugly
(sick)” Four discs
of mixes that include Albert Ayler, Alice Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell,
Serge Gainsbourg,
Steve Reich, Udi Hrant, Bill Dixon, Bob Marley, The Clash, Terry Riley
and Maxie, Niney, &
Scratch among others.

60

SANTOS VASQUEZ (52 Part 2 + 53 Part 1) “The Ugly (sick)” “The Son of Ugly (more
sick)” Four discs of mixes that include Albert Ayler, Alice Coltrane,
Roscoe Mitchell, Serge
Gainsbourg, Steve Reich, Udi Hrant, Bill Dixon, Bob Marley, The Clash,
Terry Riley and
Maxie, Niney, & Scratch among others.

61

SANTOS VASQUEZ (53 Part 2) “The Son of Ugly (more sick)” Four discs of
mixes that
include Albert Ayler, Alice Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Serge
Gainsbourg, Steve Reich, Udi
Hrant, Bill Dixon, Bob Marley, The Clash, Terry Riley and Maxie,
Niney, & Scratch among
 others.

WORKSHOP (60 Part 1) A selection of songs by Workshop compiled by
Bennett Simpson.

62

WORKSHOP (60 Part 2) A selection of songs by Workshop compiled by
Bennett Simpson.

63

WORKSHOP (60 Part 3) A selection of songs by Workshop compiled by
Bennett Simpson.

ALAN LICHT (45) “A New York Minute” and “Bridget OʼRiley”

64

DAN GRAHAM (54 Part 1) A collection of tracks including songs by The Kinks, The
Yardbirds, The Ramones, Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Lydia Lunch, Neil
Diamond, Bob
Dylan and others.

65

DAN GRAHAM (54 Part 2 + 78 Part 1) A collection of tracks including
songs by The Kinks,
The Yardbirds, The Ramones, Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Lydia Lunch,
Neil Diamond, Bob
Dylan and others.

66

DAN GRAHAM (78 Part 2) A collection of tracks including songs by The Kinks, The
Yardbirds, The Ramones, Sonic Youth, Joy Division, Lydia Lunch, Neil
Diamond, Bob
Dylan and others.

THURSTON MOORE (25) “4 Tracks for Radio Danièle”

67

LE COMITE INVISIBLE (66 Part 1) “A Coeurs Vaillants”

68

LE COMITE INVISIBLE (66 Part 2 + 79 Part 1) “A Coeurs Vaillants”

69

LE COMITE INVISIBLE (79 Part 2) “A Coeurs Vaillants”

MARC BENDIAN (45 Part 1) A playlist including tracks by Jimmy Scott,
K., Flipper, Rocket
from the Tombs, and others

70

MARC BENDIAN (45 Part 2) A playlist including tracks by Jimmy Scott,
K., Flipper, Rocket
from the Tombs, and others

ELECTROPHILIA (60 Part 1) Tracks from the LP titled Black Noise
Practitioner (Skul
 Records)

71

ELECTROPHILIA (60 Part 2) Tracks from the LP titled Black Noise
Practitioner (Skul
 Records)

TAKAHIRO IMAMURA (50 Part 1) Two mixes of dancehall tracks, one a sexy dance mix
called “Suavmente” and the second a throbbing dance mix called “Gasolina”

72

TAKAHIRO IMAMURA (50 Part 2 + 50 Part 1) Two mixes of dancehall
tracks, one a sexy
dance mix called “Suavmente” and the second a throbbing dance mix
called “Gasolina”

73

TAKAHIRO IMAMURA (50 Part 2) Two mixes of dancehall tracks, one a sexy dance mix
called “Suavmente” and the second a throbbing dance mix called “Gasolina”

MATT ABERLE (41 Part 1) “Blackpussy mix for Jason Rhoades”

74

MATT ABERLE (41 Part 2) “Blackpussy mix for Jason Rhoades”

THE OUTER SOUND PROJECT (41 Part 1) NY-based painter and musician Jutta Koether
in collaboration with fashion designer Jess Holzworth. Made in NY in
1999, this recording
is a mix of raw, concrete city sounds, vocal and improvised percussion.

75

THE OUTER SOUND PROJECT (41 Part 2) NY-based painter and musician Jutta Koether
in collaboration with fashion designer Jess Holzworth. Made in NY in
1999, this recording
is a mix of raw, concrete city sounds, vocal and improvised percussion.

HEDI EL KHOLTIS (57 Part 1) “publicité” by Bernard Heidsieck and
“Fonemi” by Arrigo
 Lora-Totino

76

HEDI EL KHOLTIS (57 Part 2) “publicité” by Bernard Heidsieck and
“Fonemi” by Arrigo
 Lora-Totino

WILLEM DE ROOIJ (51 Part 1) “Lady Files 1” All songs are brought by
male performers
and deal in one way or another with a particular kind of woman: the lady.

77

WILLEM DE ROOIJ (51 Part 2) “Lady Files 1” All songs are brought by
male performers
and deal in one way or another with a particular kind of woman: the lady.

GARETH JAMES AND TAYLOR KRETSCHMAR (25) “It’s the no-relationship that
challenges – two times around a little Americanish – a sudden abrupt to nothing”

DANIEL BAUMANN (35 Part 1) “Songs for Bicycles (for Hugo Koblet)”
including songs by
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kraftwerk, Sugarcubes, Queen and others.

78

DANIEL BAUMANN (35 Part 2) “Songs for Bicycles (for Hugo Koblet)”
including songs by
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kraftwerk, Sugarcubes, Queen and others.

LINCOLN TOBIER (58 Part 1) Excerpt from RADIO LD’A 2002-03 (Program 31”Farah”/
Program 32 “Linda,” both recorded by Anna Rezzoug”) Originally
broadcast in Paris,
December 2002

79

LINCOLN TOBIER (58 Part 2) Excerpt from RADIO LD’A 2002-03 (Program 31”Farah”/
Program 32 “Linda,” both recorded by Anna Rezzoug”) Originally
broadcast in Paris,
December 2002

REENA SPAULINGS (50 Part 1) Excerpts from the 3 disc track-by-track
remake of the
classic Velvet Underground LP, by fictitious New York-based artist and
dealer Reena
Spaulings. Includes appearances by Rita Ackermann, Seth Price, Klara
Liden, Emily
Sundblad, Richard Maxwell, Jutta Koether, Barbara Sukowas, member of Gang Gang
Dance, and others.

80

REENA SPAULINGS (50 Part 2 + 23) Excerpts from the 3 disc
track-by-track remake of
the classic Velvet Underground LP, by fictitious New York-based artist
and destealer
Reena Spaulings. Includes appearances by Rita Ackermann, Seth Price,
Klara Liden,

Emily Sundblad, Richard Maxwell, Jutta Koether, Barbara Sukowas, member of Gang
Gang Dance, and others.