Achim Lengerer, Pictures exemplify quite nicely the Exhibition as an Event from afar, Version Cologne

Lecture Performance
12.11.2009, 20 Uhr

In seiner Live-Performance greift Achim Lengerer die Thematik seiner Ausstellung Blows into the microphone: Is it all right? Voice off mike: It’s all right. Pause… aus dem Jahre 2006 auf. Hier re-inszenierte er einen Vortrag des amerikanischen Filmemachers Hollis Frampton und seinen berühmten Film Nostalgia (1971) und kommentierte dessen avantgardistische Brechung von Wort und Bild. Achim Lengerer beschäftigt sich mit sprachlichen Phänomenen in Performances und Installationen. In den letzten Jahren gründete Lengerer verschiedene kollaborative Projekte wie beispielsweise labelfuerproduktion (2005), den von Künstlern geführten Raum freitagsküche in Frankfurt (2004) und voiceoverhead in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Künstlerkollegen Dani Gal. Seit kurzem leitet Lengerer auch den mobilen Ausstellungsraum und das Verlagshaus Scriptings, das sich zurzeit in Amsterdam befindet.


In his live performance Achim Lengerer refers to his preceding exhibition Blows into the microphone: Is it all right? Voice off mike: It’s all right. Pause… from 2006, in which he re-enacts a lecture of the American filmmaker Hollis Frampton and his famous film Nostalgia (1971) and comments on its avant-gardistic refraction of word and image. Achim Lengerer (born 1973) works with questions of language that he either thematises in his performances or spatialises within his installations. In the last years Lengerer founded different collaborative projects: labelfuerproduktion (2005) was initiated by Lengerer as a collaborative, process-oriented art project that presented performances, exhibitions and events at institutions like Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna or Kunstverein Braunschweig. He co-founded the artist-run space freitagsküche in Frankfurt a. M. in 2004 that later on moved to Berlin. The third long-term project, voiceoverhead is a collaboration with his artist colleague Dani Gal. On the basis of a huge record collection with sound documents, mainly speeches, the artists developed presentations and DJ-lectures at among others INSA Art Space, Seoul, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam and Portikus, Frankfurt am Main. Achim Lengerer has had various exhibitions and presentations at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Bonner Kunstverein, and others. Lengerer runs the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings – currently based in Amsterdam.