Monochrom, a Viennese art-technology-philosophy group known for developing a number of highly controversial Improvisational (Art) Implosion Devices, will be at the Exploratorium in SF this Sunday to attempt to disengage and/or detonate one of the most lethal American mass media forms: The Talk Show.
About: ” Among their projects, monochrom has released a leftist retro-gaming project, established a one baud semaphore line through the streets of San Francisco, started an illegal space race through Los Angeles, buried people alive in Vancouver, and cracked the hierarchies of the art system with the Thomann Project. In Austria they ate blood sausages made from their own blood in order to criticize the grotesque neoliberal formation of the world economy. Sometimes they compose melancholic pop songs about dying media and they have hosted the first annual festival concerned with cocktail robotics. ”
Fresh from burying alive gallery attendees in Toronto, Monochrom will host their 10th talkshow, Taugshow, this Sunday , Feb.11 at 8pm at SF’s Exploratorium. Guests Include J.D.Lenzen, creator of roperigger.com , Jennifer Granick, Vj Mattbot and more.
Pics from previous programs (i.e.#9) with V. Vale of Re/Search fame, and host Johannes Grenzfurthner.
Speaking of Vale, his latest newsletter, which any self-respecting counter-culturist should subscribe to, expressed a bit of a financial crisis since Re/Search’s distributor just declared bankruptcy… So a great time to pick up the NEW Pranks 2 at the event, which features interviews with Monochrom and a whole gaggle of prolific troublemakers from Ron English to Yes Men to the Cacaphony Society… and put some cash into the hands of a publisher who’s been supporting the underground for more than 30 years!