Founded in Zürich in 1987, the Schimpfluch Gruppe has become the epitome of radical outsider art in many respects. Appearing in varying lineups over the years, the Schimpfluch Gruppe has been forging a bridge from stirring audio and visual works to disturbing and highly challenging live performances ever since.
Their work has covered a wide range of live and recorded output: audio/sonic art, actionism, bruitism, performance, musique concrète, painting and installation-work, confrontational radio broadcasts, physically demanding performances, ‘abreaction plays’ and ‘psycho-physical tests and trainings’.
The work created under the name Schimpfluch deals with therapeutic and analytical actions and reactions of the psyche, the body, and of senses and realities (of both the performers and the audiences), in a radical, critical but also liberating way – an attack on the mind as well as a stimulation of the senses.
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 pm
Terminal in Oakland, California 94601
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Noisebridge Hackerspace at 2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Re:Sound at Railroad Ave & Mercado Ct, Vallejo CA, 94592
Rudolf Eb.er aka Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck founded the Schimpfluch extreme and outsider artist collective in Zürich in 1987. Schimpfluch exponents are highly regarded for their unique and obscure aural and visual work; their confrontational, physically demanding performances and shock treatments remove the boundaries of the body and open up accesses to the collective unconscious.
Eb.er, born 1967 in Zürich, Switzerland, is currently based in Osaka, working as painter, de/composer and psycho-spiritual researcher.
Dave Phillips is an activist using sound as a language, creating sonic rituals that address and oppose the restriction and reduction of life and the living; regularly touching on existentialist topics, animal rights, human rights and environmental awareness resulting in a unique and often cathartic sound world that activates primordial shared emotions and rings in the era of humanimal.
Phillips re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals; sound as communication in direct and primal form, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, an unrestrained language. Phillips has been sonically active for over 30 years, has appeared on more than 190 releases and has played around 500 concerts in 40 countries. Phillips was born in 1969 in Zug, and lives in Zürich.
Joke Lanz is an artist working in the border zones where performance and body art meet improvisation and noise. Lanz creates a unique blend of physical sound poetry and epileptic noise bursts, using contact microphones, loops, tapes etc. The result is an extreme form of musique concrète that juxtaposes spasmodic gibbering with a battery of disorienting electronics.
Since 1985 Lanz has been involved with a broad variety of musical projects, such as: Jaywalker, Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch-Gruppe, Psychic Rally, Vehikel & Gefäss, Catholic Boys in Heavy Leather, WAL, and Tell. Lanz was born in1965 in Basel, Switzerland. He is currently based in Berlin.
Photo: Myleen Hollero