Monday, 3 December 2012
27.11.2012: Editions Mego is happy to announce the release of 'Chimerization', three vinyl editions of a text - sound piece Hecker produced on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.
For 'Chimerization' Hecker invited the Iranian writer and philosopher Reza Negarestani, to contribute an experimental libretto, “The Snake, the Goat and the Ladder (A board game for playing chimera)” a script that has been recited by a group of speakers and recorded by Hecker in anechoic and sound-attenuated chambers - rooms designed to minimize the reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves.
Hecker characterizes ‘Chimerization’ as a concept derived from psychoacoustic investigations on difficult-to-define areas between language and non-language, a process focusing on the decomposition of sound and synthesizing incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, in order to obtain a narration beyond immediate comprehension, which may be deciphered through repeated, ‘active’ listening.
'Chimerization' is released in the following languages - English (eMEGO 153), German (eMEGO 154), the mother tongue of the artist and Farsi (eMEGO 155), the orginal language of the writer.
German voices: Andreas Huyssen, Anna Kohler, Guerino Mazzola
Farsi voices: Arash Afraz, Maryam Vaziri Pashkam, Mahsa Rouhi
English voices: Gabriel Catren, Sugata Bose, Joan Jonas
All voices recorded by Florian Hecker at the Sensory Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, except: Andreas Huyssen recorded at Hearing Science Laboratory, City University of New York; Guerino Mazzola recorded at Orfield Labs, Minneapolis. Gabriel Catren recorded by Olivier Pasquet at IRCAM, Paris.
The three vinyl editions of 'Chimerization' have been designed by NORM, Zurich and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. (press release)
Friday, 16 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
15.11.2012: Reza Negarestani & Florian Hecker:
The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal: A Topological Fable on Navigation and Synthesis
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Abrons’ Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, New York (at Pitt Street)
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012
27.10.2012: 3 Channel Chronics and a Japanese translation of Speculative Solution are featured in the exhibition Tokyo Art Meeting (III), Art & Music—Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
download a PDF of the Japanese translation of Speculative Solution here
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery B2F, 1F
27.10.2012 - 03.02.2013
27.10.2012: 23:00h: CUT HANDS / FLORIAN HECKER / MARCUS SCHMICKLER; NK, Berlin
Thursday, 18 October 2012
19.10.2012 – 6.01.2013: In the Holocene
Opening reception: October 18, 6–8pm
7pm Florian Hecker performs Speculative Solution
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Weisner Bldg. E-15
20 Ames St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Monday, 24 September 2012
25.09.2012: Performance at Jardim Botânico
Rua da Escola Politécnica 54
26.09 - 25.11.2012: Articulação
Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
Tel/Fax: + 351 21 352 11 55
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
10.09.2012: performance of Chimerizations (10 AM CET) and Speculative Solution (7.15PM CET) at the Ständehaus in Kassel in the context of the conference On Seeds and Multispecies Co-Evolution: Disowning Life at dOCUMENTA(13)
Ständeplatz 6 – 10
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Saturday, 2 June 2012
02.06.2012: Triadex Muse Treks, a free CD produced on the occasion of the exhibition The Future Archive, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, June 3—July 29, 2012, is available now at
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein e.V.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
23.05.2012: Xenakis. The Electroacoustic Music, Université Paris 8