Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Extreme Rituals : A Schimpfluch Carnival

Sound and Music in partnership with Arnolfini, Tusk Music, Harbinger Sound and Second Layer Records presents...



30 November - 2 December 2012
Arnolfini, Bristol

With the foundation of Schimpfluch in Zürich in 1987, Rudolf created a platform for extreme and outsider artists and the generation of highly disturbing and irritating audio/visual works. Gradually expanding to the Schimpfluch-Gruppe art-collective, and Joke Lanz have channelled grotesque humour into an ongoing series of confrontational radio broadcasts, physically demanding performances, ‘abreaction plays’ and ‘psycho-physical tests and trainings’.

Rejecting any given norm and genre, tearing down mental barriers, unlocking all gates to the nether regions of the human psyche, their celebrated work aims to unlock an awareness of existence and encourages the audience to get off the plane of miseducated adulthood.

This weekend festival acts as a long-overdue retrospective and a celebration of the now. Through an extensive programme that highlights the influence Schimpfluch has had since the late 80s, the audience will be treated to a selection of performances, sound-installations, films and photographs. Alongside core Schimpfluch acts such as Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck, Sudden Infant, G*Park and Dave Phillips this carnival weekender features rare UK appearances by international guest artists such as GX Jupitter-Larsen, Phurpa and Vagina Dentata Organ.

Weekend Programme

Friday 30 November

11:30am - 5pm - panel discussions and talks, full programme to be announced in due time

7.30pm onwards, performances from:

Daniel Löwenbrück & Leif Elggren
The New Blockaders & GX Jupitter-Larsen
Dave Phillips
Bryan Lewis Saunders
Rudolf & Junko Hiroshige (Hijokaidan)

Saturday 1 December

7.30pm onwards, performances by:

Trevor Wishart
Vicky Langan (Wölflinge)
Joachim Montessuis
Vagina Dentata Organ
Sudden Infant
Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck

Sunday 2 December

2pm - 5pm, performances from:

GX Jupitter-Larsen, Rudolf, Mike Dando, Joke Lanz
Micha Barthel
Joke Lanz & Ute Waldhausen
Christian Weber
Dave Phillips (field recording set)
Alice Kemp
Rashad Becker

Throughout the weekend:

- Off stage performances by Alice Kemp & M. Vänçi Stirnemann

- vocal workshop led by Doreen Kutzke

- Rarely seen Schimpfluch films

- Schimpfluch photographic exhibition including work from Rudolf and Joke Lanz

- Schimpfluch 'Psychic Rally' radiophonic sound installation

- Fully stocked Second Layer Records merch stall with many hard to find Schimpfluch and related releases

Festival Pass: £40
Day Tickets: £15

Tickets are available though the Arnolfini website here:-

Currently only Festival Passes are on sale, individual day tickets will be available very soon.


Excellent event, hope to see you there!

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