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Events 2005

Project in public space

Trichtlinnburg - gold extra: Love City
Een Affeire Met De Stad / Linnajuhtum / Ein städtisches Abenteuer / An Urban Affair

Friday, 20th May 2005, Coffee Cup/Bruderhof (Linzergasse 39), 9.30 p.m.

(Time and location for the event still to be announced)

(Time and location for the event still to be announced)

In Love City, a collaborative art project conceived by gold extra, video and audio artists from Maastricht, Tallinn and Salzburg develop visions of a new city. The aim of Love City is to get the artists to collect positive video and audio impressions of their respective hometowns. These materials will be put at the disposal of all participating artists and form the general basis for the utopia of a town worth living and loving in. The background to Love City concerns a critical look at metaphors and utopias of city life and digital communities: there will be a cross-border collection of preferences, hobbies and interests in the form of forums and internet based web logs, thus creating favourite places which can be constantly changed, rearranged and further developed. Love City will then operate a re-localisation of this virtual community.
The question ”What do I love about my city?“ will act as a starting point for the artists in Maastricht, Tallinn and Salzburg, who will exchange their audio and video material to be further processed and will then mix a 10 minute long video track in which they remix and alienate the original versions. This will lead to a blueprint of their ideal city. Apart from the utilisation of additional video material, all other artistic means are at the artists’ disposal. The finished video works will be handed over to the audio artists for sound input. The city remixes will be shown as a video and audio installation in Maastricht, Tallinn and Salzburg using a mobile projection screen and sound system as an ultimate ironic reference to the rave culture which one-dimensionally popularised the idea of such communities at the beginning of the 90’s.

Concept gold extra (Elke Grothe-Schönswetter, Markus Grüner, Jürgen Lichtmannegger, Eva Musil, Karl Hermann Schönswetter, Karl Zechenter) Project Coordination Jürgen Lichtmannegger aka eljot

Participating Artists

Maastricht: Paul Devens (Audio material, Remix/Audio), Alexa Meyerman (Video material, Remix/Video)

Tallinn: Members of the group Multikultuurimaja (Raul Keller, Tarrvi Laamann, Jasper Zoova

Salzburg: Karl Hermann Schönswetter aka Roy Charlez (Audio material, Remix/Audio)Matthias Gugler aka Matone & Doris Prlic aka Pangea (Video material, Remix/Video, DVD-Authoring

) gold extra
gold extra is a network of young artists and has been working since 1998. The core of the current 20 members works predominantly with the reception and redefinition of media, information technology and different forms of communication. Current political and social issues are addressed and transferred via performing arts including performances, clubbing events, audio productions, video projects, installations and regular terrestrial radio transmissions on the Radiofabrik frequency in Salzburg.
gold extra’s interactions with its public are always accompanied by a twist of irony and a juicy portion of subversive intrepidness in the fight against the windmills of categorisation and the determining of genres.

Portrait Paul Devons

Portrait Paul Devons
Photo: Karl Hermann Schönswetter

Live-Workingsituation of Karl Hermann Schönswetter (front) and Matthias Gugler at the Performance ”Sight Club“ for the ”Love City“ project of gold extra at the Café Zuid in Maastricht, November 12, 2004 (Photo: Jürgen Lichtmannegger)