Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 150 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
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After Julia, Alma and Sonia Batovrina have welcomed us, Studio Kinematix kicks off the night with a live-set, projected on the back wall of the Theatrum Anatomicum via an iPhone held by a selfie stick attached to a mic-stand. Where bodies of deceased were once cut open to learn about organs, muscles and bones, now heads of onlookers were bobbing and wobbling to an analogue electric sound creation that filled the room with intense boom.
Music on ribs, Hip Hop on Bones or simply ‘Ribs’ is slang for medical X-ray film that got turned into improvised gramophone recordings in the late 50/60s. Purchased or picked up from the trash of hospitals and clinics, the fluorographic images of skulls and bones were used to scratch illicit songs into. A poetic and macabre black market method that brought prohibited music from West to East. Like the tunes of a promised tomorrow, the distribution of Ribs delivered Elvis, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Russia’s eager ears. Operated by four hands, the many wired and twirling devices on the video-projection revived the musical bootleg border crossing. The beats of the post-apocalyptic performance exemplified precisely how in today’s world the past, present and future are re-mixed and edited at will.
Written for L&F theatrum anatomicum (06–10–2016)