Deep Talk Techno-Schamanism III: Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten
“The language in which the drone sings is actually English. But the software is set to Japanese. We feed the Japanese voice and Japanese grammar with English words. And that’s how this singing comes about, which you can’t really understand at all – except for a few passages. And that’s how the title of the series comes about, because the translation of that would be “Power Alive”. And if you translate “Power Alive”, which simply doesn’t exist in Japanese, with the Japanese translation software, you get “Pawāaraibu”.”
(Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten)
The exhibition “Technoschamanism” is currently on view at the Hartware Medienkunstverein in Dortmund (HMKV). It shows the works of twelve artists who intensively deal with neo-shamanistic practices.
In a three-part video editorial series, Kaput approaches the topic in conversations with the director of the HMKV Inke Arns, who also curated the exhibition, the Dortmund artist duo Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten, and the Swiss artist duo knowbotiq ((Yvonne Wilhelm & Christian Huebler).
Today we present the third episode with Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten:
The exhibition “Technoschamanism” can be seen until March 6 / 2022 at the HMKV in Dortmund.
On display are works by: Morehshin Allahyari, Joseph Beuys, Mariechen Danz, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy, Lucile Olympe Haute, knowbotiq, Sahej Rahal, Tabita Rezaire, Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten, Transformella (aLifveForm fed and cared for by JP Raether), Suzanne Treister and Anton Vidokle.