das passagen- werk/the arcades project

das passagen- werk/the arcades project 

walter benjamin created with the arcades project a body of work which has been seeing as an brilliant artistic endeavor of his. the assembly of historical text containing comments, anecdotes, magazine articles and other literary miscellaneous brings the reader to a world of socio-political, literary curiosities of the parisian society of the 20's. and somehow its analyses still, in many cases, very contemporary.

das passagen- werk/the arcades project 

walter benjamin

date          - monday - 30.09.2013

time          - 7.45 pm - 
                   reading starts at 8.15 pm sharp
place        - blank slate magazine space -       
                   kaiserpassage - store 44
address    - kaiserstraße 62-64 
                   60329 - frankfurt am main  

Le Pont des planites (Interplanetary Bridge). Engraving by Grandville, 1844        

like strolling through an arcade, the audience will be engaged in a mental distraction which involves historical facts and fictional narrative through reading benjamin's das passagen- werk/the arcades project we are presenting a view of the twenties that created the whole thing. 
the audience is invited to join the textual performance, building a literary sculpture and enjoy musical abstractions of the selected chapters. 

the performative reading will be in german, french, and english.

the kaiserarcade

passages read by 
saul judd - susanne radmann - felix pausch - laila nissen - johanna suess

ruediger lang on the plattenspieler

the space is limited - please RSVP° before 29.09.13 sending us an email reply to this invitation. as subject write : yes i am a flaneur.  after receiving your email we will sending you a confirmation email which will give you a code to get into the kaiser passe even if it is closed. the kaiserpassage's gates closes around 8pm. 

a donation of 3€ will be suggested!

°RSVP° is a request for a response from the invited person or people. it is an initialism derived from the French phrase répondez s'il vous plaît, meaning "please respond." [1] [2]
that means [1] Anyone receiving an invitation with an R.S.V.P. on it is obliged to reply....",[2] and some recent editions describe breaching this standard as "inexcusably rude"

thanks goes to the support from SIKS www.siks-ffm.de and KP gallery www.kaiser-p.de
and the great http://blankslate-magazine.com/ team!!! 

video by avi dehlinger for dontneed.org

das passagen- werk/the arcades project by walter benjamin - performative reading 2013 from dontneed on Vimeo

Walter Benjamin - Arcades Project - sounds

Rüdiger's selecting of sounds for the evening was inspired by the chapters titles that he chose.

A    Arcades, Magasins de Nouveautes,       
      Sales Clerks 
Hauschka (Foreign Landscapes) - Alexanderplatz
Berliner Ring (BARDO) - Good evening
Schwabinggrad Ballet - So sehr der Gedanke auch schmerzt, will es mir doch scheinen, als ob ich selbst in einer befreiten Gesellschaft zu einer Minderheit gehoeren wuerde.


Jackie Liebezeit und Burnt Friedmann (Secret Rythems 2)- Mikrokasper
Kraftwerk (Trans Europa Express) - Spiegelglas

D    Boredom, Eternal Return 

Bohren und der Club of Gore (Black Earth) - Midnight Black Earth
Grey series 4 - Stanislav Tolkachev (Depth of Light) - Depth of Light                 

M    The Flaneur

Christoph Schwellenbach - Was ist Musik (by Justus Koehnke)
Kamerakino (Paradiso) - Kolonialwaren
Christoph Schwellenbach - Maria (by Closer Musik)
Kamerakino (Paradiso) - Sie leben!

   On the Theory of Knowledge,                 
       Theory of Progress

Mark Fürstenberg (Gesamtlaufzeit) - Gegenströmung
Loops Haunt (Zenith) - Heal 
März (Love Streams) - Everybody had a hard year

V    Conspiracies, Compagnonnage            

Sun Ra (The heliocentric worlds of Sun Ra; Vol2) - The Sun Myth
Ban Bou Nou (Orbiting) - Orbiting

Z    The Doll, The Automaton                  

The Modernist - Opportunity Knox
Esther Brinkmann - Maschine

a    Social Movement                                   

James Holden (The inheritors) - A circle Inside a circle Inside 
Kante - Best of both worlds
Schwabinggrad Ballet - ICE Berthold Brecht

m    Idleness                                             

GAS - Zauberberg
Slowblow - Hamburger Cemetery

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