Catalogue: History has left the building (2012)

  With an essay by Inke Arns, a picture essay by Till Gathmann and Francis Hunger, work descriptions by Fabian Saavedra-Lara, materials by Francis Hunger and photos documenting the exhibition at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund. Title: History has left the Building Editors: Inke Arns, HMKV Graphic design: Till Gathmann, Leipzig With contributions by: Inke Arns,… Continue reading Catalogue: History has left the building (2012)

Tolpa (2012)

installation / two channel video projection, 22 min / one channel video, 10 min / 3 framed silkscreen prints, 40 × 30 cm, 2012 In his installation Tolpa, Francis Hunger edits and comments on different scenes from films by Dziga Vertov, a historical Soviet film director and contemporary of Sergei Eisenstein. Man with a Movie… Continue reading Tolpa (2012)

The women who never went into space (2012)

installation / radio play (directed and produced by Rafael Bies, Thomas Jähn, Choir: Vocalconsort, Leipzig, directed by Gregor Meyer), 52 min / capsule, wood, 230 cm diameter / 19 framed images, front: black velvet, back: cosmonaut and astronaut portraits, 40 × 30 cm, 2009–2012     Francis Hunger‘s radio play The Woman who never flew… Continue reading The women who never went into space (2012)

Book: Setun – An inquiry into the Soviet Ternary Computer. (2008)

Institut für Buchkunst Leipzig, 2007. 200 pages with illustrations, German/ Englisch, ISBN 3-932865-48-0, graphic design by Helmut Voelter, Leipzig | Order here SETUN. An Inquiry to the Soviet Ternary Computer. (Preface and Bibliography) PDF 250 Kb The book compliments my artistic research that also turned into an installation an performance. Contents Preface — 14 FRANCIS HUNGERSETUN’s… Continue reading Book: Setun – An inquiry into the Soviet Ternary Computer. (2008)

Song for Henry Ford (2011)

performance Song for Henry Ford (excerpt of the 25 min video performance) This looping, repetitive song is a farewell to Fordism, partly nostalgic, partly sarcastic. Background is the understanding that Fordism and Taylorism led to similar social and technological developments in the »Communist« East and Capitalist West. It turns out that the state centered production… Continue reading Song for Henry Ford (2011)

Blog: Not Here No There (2011–2015)

Since June 2010 there is a research project about art dealing with communism, modernism and the last century in form of a blog, called Nothere. It’s a collection of artists and artworks (about 50 at the moment) that fall into this broad area.    

History Exhaustion (2009)

installation, radio & antenna, sound, artist book with narration, The Entrepreneur, The Worker, The Student (3 video performances), Stray Area (9 digital prints 40x30cm) The frame and background of this installation is a narration: Three protagonists, representing different parts of society – the entrepreneurship, social criticism and unionized labour, set off on an expedition, after… Continue reading History Exhaustion (2009)

International Sputnik Day (2007)

Installation and collaborative event on Oct. 4, 2007 celebrating the Sputnik launchs’ 50th anniversary. The participants created events in Budapest, Chatillon, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dartington, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Helsinki, Huntsville, Leipzig, Ljubljana, Lisabon, Liverpool, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York City, Porto, Riga, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Seattle, Toronto, Wiesbaden Documentation of the collaborative Event at… Continue reading International Sputnik Day (2007)

The Setun Conspiracy (2005)

installation and performance, book publication Setun. An inquiry into the Soviet ternary computer (2008, book) | Order here Regine Debatty about The Setun Conspiracy The SETUN computer was developed in 1958 by Nikolai P. Brusentsov and his team at the Moscow State University. SETUN is based on ternary logic (-1, 0, 1), which distinguishes it completely from… Continue reading The Setun Conspiracy (2005)

Donna Haraway und Roswitha Scholz haben sich noch nicht getroffen. Sie haben auch noch nicht miteinander über Cyborgs und Wertabspaltung gesprochen. (2002)

poster and text Donna Haraway and Roswitha Scholz haven’t met each other yet, they still haven’t talked about cyborgs and separation of value either. The discussion of Haraways’ (“precarious, female work”) and Scholz’ (“separation of value”) was presented in a paper which was part of the mag Folies III. The poster was advertising the article… Continue reading Donna Haraway und Roswitha Scholz haben sich noch nicht getroffen. Sie haben auch noch nicht miteinander über Cyborgs und Wertabspaltung gesprochen. (2002)