Karaoke – Ein Abend in der Fremde

Work in common with Herbert Schwarze.

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Karaoke – Ein Abend in der Fremde. Production : Natacha Nisic / Herbert Schwarze – Dortmunter Kunstverein, DE, 2000.

The installation takes place in the center of Dortmund which is getting empty and poor due to the crisis of the steel industry.
The karaoke proposes a repertory of german songs : the Schlagers, hits, popular songs.
The karaoke is seen as a conceptual disposal permitting to separate lyrics, melody and images. Reading or singing the texts of the songs reveals a paradoxal content : some Schlagers like “Grieschischer Wein” are known as popular and german songs whereas they are drawing the portrait of the nostalgy of the foreignworkers (Gast arbeiter).

Exhibitions :
Plan B, Dortmund, DE
Curators: Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ

Works of 2000 :
Tokyorama