// Rites

This is all about widening the scope, spirituality and against powerlessness.

 
23 05 12

Milagros misterios

Lump200: milagros misterios (© desalmand/stauffer)

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17 05 12

Wet Mob #1 is done

We clashed with Jonny Cash (or who is in charge of the weather at present?). There was a hard rain when the folks were supposed to get to the point to be…

Thanks a lot to every single person who ignored or enjoyed the shower and joined us!

I painted the mob from behind.

Naa.

This is a stiggstill. Original, 2012.

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15 04 12

Marching along the runway of Tempelhof

I am planning a music mob. As many musicians, dancers etc. as possible are going to play and walk along the runway of Tempelhof, the central ex-airport of Berlin. One way, about 20 minutes. Last week the core of the Lump200 Band tested the place. If you are interested in this experiment please come back to this very site. We launched the unavoidable Lump200 facebook site in order to gather the crowd. Please read on soon.

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25 12 11

X-mess

I need some warmth. I climb into the oven. Preferably upside down.

 

And I listen to music I usually don’t: Stevie Wonder (“Hotter than July” and “Conversation Peace”) and The Beatles (“Sergeant Pepper”) (inner obligation) and Elvis (outer obligation).

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04 10 11

En Bretagne

I am in the very west of France. I record and manipulate original tone, the sea and the wind are loud. I play the saxophone on the cliffs, I play for the sea.
And I make an extended interview with an expert for stranded goods. All in all I collect ingredients for a radio piece that I am going to produce next year.

Where am I?

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30 07 11

Vampire’s monthsary

self-portrait

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11 07 11

Mirrored prayer

Desalmand: ahoxa II

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09 07 11

Voodoo sandwich

Are you angry with someone or something?
Make a voodoo sandwich:
Draw a sketch of the person who (or the situation that) offended you. Maybe there are other people involved of whom you think they made the person offend you. Make drawings of these, too (you can take photographies as well, of course). Then you place these pictures behind the sketch of the main offender in an order you find apropriate. Then you chooses some places on the top picture where you pin needles through the hole sandwich and fix it to a wall. You can place some other helpful objects around the sandwich if you feel like.

voodoo sandwich, needles through sketch and photographies, 2010

If you tend to suffer from bad conscience there is a better method, maybe.
Make a voodoo sandwitch:

voodoo sandwitch, sand on carpet, 2011

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26 05 11

Recording session with Wertmüller at AdK

This session initiates a radio play after a text of Alain Robbe-Grillet. I will come back to this project later. Michael Wertmüller plays the drums, we record at the electroacoustic studio of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
Here you find an extract of the session.

Desalmand/Wertmüller: session extract 1

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06 05 11

Tiger in the morning

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