Michel Majerusx Pogo Bar:
Gesamtkunstwerk:Dopplereffekt &Staging Evil
4 November 22, 8 pm
Venue: KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Steven Warwick will present an audio-visual lecture on the legacy of the Detroit Electro group Dopplereffekt, which came out of the ashes of the mythical Drexciya project. He will in particular focus on the German reception of their early singles compilation Gesamtkunstwerk—released on DJ Hell’s International Deejay Gigolo Records in 1999—and his various scientist personas including Heinrich Mueller. Warwick will read his section Gerald Donald and the Use of Persona from his recently published book Notes on Evil (Floating Opera Press, 2022). Warwick will situate the work in the context when Michel Majerus lived and worked in Berlin, who had an active interested in the dance music and its scene, and who used the sampling technique common to electronic music in his painterly practice. In the 1990s and early 2000s in Germany, dance music coming out of America was emerging, specifically from Detroit.
Steven Warwick is an artist, writer, and musician based in Berlin. His multidisciplinary practice spans formats including albums, galleries, nightclubs, theatre, print, publications, and the Internet. Warwick’s writing has appeared in Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and Urbanomic.