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Badischer Kunstverein

Badischer Kunstverein

Non-profit organization
Concert:: F.S.K - April 6th 2008
Michael Sailstorfer
Michael Sailstorfer
  April 6th 2008, doors open: 8 p.m.
Concert: *F.S.K*

The Badischer Kunstverein is delighted to present the F.S.K. band with its new album for the official closure of the "Pop! goes the weasel" exhibition in Karlsruhe. This twelfth record, "Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle" (Voluntary Self-Control), marks the next chapter in F.S.K.'s colourful career. Returning to a more song- and text-based format, they work the translated sounds of digitally generated, contemporary R&B beats into their instrumentals.

The F.S.K. band (named after a commercial film institute) was formed in 1980 in Munich out of the magazine project "Mode und Verzweiflung" (Fashion and Despair, published from 1978 to 1986) in an environment dominated by emergent Punk, Neue Deutsche Welle and New Wave. Writer Thomas Meinecke, curator Justin Hoffmann, artist Michaela Melián and photographers Carl Osterhelt and Wilfried Petzi were primarily interested in cultural transformations of music. While F.S.K. devoted itself in the 1980s to finding German folklore in the pop music of the U.S.A., the 1990s were dedicated to exploring the new house and techno sounds. In recording and modifying certain musical trends, this group is particularly concerned with emphasizing the breaks in and deconstructing established models.

Justin Hoffmann (born 1955) lives and works in Wolfsburg. Thomas Meinecke (born 1955 in Hamburg) and Michaela Melián (born 1956 in Munich) live and work in Eurasburg, Upper Bavaria. Carl Osterhelt (born 1968 in Munich) and Wilfried Petzi (born 1948 in Griesbach/Rott) live and work in Munich.

Michael Sailstorfer

Und sie bewegt sich doch! Clubversion, 2004
Installation mit Diskokugel und Planet
Courtesy Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

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