TEXT, OBJECT & PERFORMANCE

2016 Katalogseite DIDEROT INTO GOAL

With his great encyclopedia, Diderot was a forerunner of French Revolution. By the use of a "player's trick", he svoided censorship and published the explosive contents. "Diderot Into Goal" points up this anecdote.

2015 Catalog page SPILL OVER 1968

A caricature of 1968 revolt. After their conventions, attacks and activities, the actors of 68 find themselves lonely in their hiding places - not able to find a corcscrew to open their bottles of wine.

  Catalog page REVISION OF AN IDEA

In 1888 the German Fixed Bookprice was invented. In 2013, the discourse about TTIP was started, which questions the old norm. A textwork on the "Revision of an Idea".

  Catalog page THE LOOP OF WORK

Two similar stanzas compare the "shift work" of the engineers of a looping with the later riding experience of the passengers.
       

  Catalog page STRIPPED BY TRANSLATION

A linguistical striptease. The dancing girls of the night clubs of middle-european literature are dressed with umlaut-dots and czech haceks. By translating their stories into english, they get undressed.

  Catalog page THE ROMAN-FLEUVE OF THE 21. CENTURY

Jens Höffken writes the very last "Roman-Fleuve". With charbon-print on three pieces of toilet paper.

2013 Catalog page NA ZÁTORCE

An unfolded paper plane tells a little story from Prague 1968.



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LA NOYÉE

Accompanied by pianist Veronika Lehner Jens Höffken sings the french chanson "La Noyée".


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TAT - 14

A book-object of transparent films. It tells the history of the Transatlantic Telephone Wire - based on 14 letters of anxiously seperated couples at its both ends.





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HILLS AT DAY AND NIGHT

The pubic eminences of ten nudes, created by modern painters: Five with and five without hair. Documented in form of concrete poetry.


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4 YEARS IN 4 MINUTES

During four minutes a hand draws a cross next to the German conservative Christian party.

       

2012 Catalog page
FRUITSTAND PRORA

In front of the dreary setting of Proras "Kraft durch Freude"-buildings in eastern Germany we build a colorful fruitstand out of found objects. We sell old fruits for high prices.


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A GIFT TO THE WOMEN OF THIS WORLD

I describe the beauty of that brief gap, Lou Reed leaves between "I'm..." and "just a gift to the women of this world" when singing his song "A gift". My words for this second are manifested on a cowberry-cake.

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AN DE ECK STEIHT EN JUNG MIT'N TÜDELBAND

Veronika Lehner plays the piano and Jens Höffken sings the Hamburg shanty An de Eck steiht en Jung mit'n Tüdelband.



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FEEDING THE SWANS

On the beach of Steyr's old town, Jens Höffken gives records, pictures and books to the swans.


       


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I'M NOT DAVID BOWIE AM I

A throwback to the 80s! A music album with 10 songs: disco sound comes along with choruses about the celebrities of German experimental film. Popsongs about Werner Nekes and his Mülheim-gang!.


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HANDWORK I: CUT AND SHAVE

This is the first part of my performance circle "Handwork". Me cutting and shaving a girl's hair.


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UNDER ALL CONDITIONS

A documentation of myoclonic movements on a running film strip: one time sober, one time drunk, one time hungover.


       

2010 Catalog page

SPONSORED EXORCISM

The sponsors of the cultural capital "Ruhr 2010" are being exorcised.


2009 Catalog page

MOTOR ONE

Together with Uwe Stahl I celebrate the election victory of the economy-liberal german party FDP in a leftist-youth-centre. For this purpose we start a loud and fumy motor and distribute cakes, sparkling wine and party-accesoires.

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CLEANING EMOTIONS

A promotional video for industrial robots is being shown. Uwe Stahl washes himself. Jens Höffken uses a noisy machine to clean the ground.