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Die Tödliche Doris - Performance Book+2DVD+Art 27776

Die Tödliche Doris - Performance Book+2DVD+Art 27776
Artist Book, including 2 DVD’s and a signed original drawing by Wolfgang Müller. Edition of 100 copies.

The two DVD’s contain 31 first-published videos from the years 1981 to 1990. Book with 100 pages and numerous illustrations, descriptions of the videos, essays, reviews. Bilingual edition (German - English)

For his 60th birthday Wolfgang Müller (*24.10.1957) made himself a present. It’s called Die Tödliche Doris - Performance.

In this artist edition Müller describes the background of the performative actions of the band Die Tödliche Doris, which he started together with Nikolaus Utermöhlen (1958-1996) in 1980. The band dissolved into white wine in 1987. From 1980 onwards, other band members joined, such as Chris Dreier (*1960), Tabea Blumenschein (*1952), Dagmar Dimitroff (1960-1990) and Käthe Kruse (1958).

From 1980 till 1987 Wolfgang Müller and Nikolaus Utermöhlen were students of the film class of Prof. Wolfgang Ramsbott at the University of Arts, Berlin. They made several super-8 movies, which are now to be found in collections of the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin, the Kunsthalle Hamburg, the Design University Kobe, Japan and Schloß Moritzburg, Halle.

Because of financial reasons, video was a rare medium for most art students. Nevertheless, by borrowing cameras and the help of TV productions a variety of videos came about. Die Tödliche Doris - Performance comprises 31 digitized, edited, and restored versions.

From 2008 till 2016 the videos were edited by Wolfgang Müller with the help of Ming Wong and under the supervision of An Paenhuysen in the studio of Ulf Wrede. Special finds were made like a recording of a performance at The Kitchen, New York, titled Hommage to Allan Jones, or the trilology Debüt during the NDR Video Night in the same year 1984.

The video Chöre und Soli (1984) visualizes perfectly the transfer of the medium film into the medium of video: the faces of Die Tödliche Doris members were projected in super-8 film format. Topics such a deconstruction and reconstruction were implemented in both performance and technique. The concept performance was also extended to the medium itself: “Not only the performance visible on the tapes, but also the process of the editing of the videos itself is a performative procedure, and thus a performance,” says Wolfgang Müller: “For Die Tödliche Doris, the concept performance contains various processes of materialization, of metamorphose, and of interactions between individuals, media, and different time frames.”


DVD 1

01 Festival Genialer Dilletanten, 1981 (07:34)
02 Konzert SO36, West Berlin 1982 (12:32)
03 Naturkatastrophengesang, 1982 (01:21)
04 Naturkatastrophenballett, 1983 (01:47)
05 Naturkatastrophenkonzert, 1983 (02:56)
06 Über-Mutti Live Konzert Paris 1983 Played Back Berlin 1984 (04:21)
07 Pfadfindertreffen, 1984 (05:34)
08 Kavaliere, 1984 (06:22)
09 Chöre und Soli, 1984 (03:46)
10 Debüt, 1984 (04:17)
11 Matinée LIVEPLAYBACK (06:26)
12 Die Schuld-Struktur (Rekonstruktion), 1984-2009 (01:26)
13 Hommage an Allen Jones (03:13)
14 Kavaliere LIVEPLAYBACK, 1985 (07:47)
15 Noch 11 Vorstellungen, 1985 (16:00)
16 Maria, 1985 (02:31)

DVD 2

17 Interview, 1985 (02:39)
18 fliegt schnell laut summend LIVEPLAYBACK, 1985 (03:19)
19 Zwei Herzen/Two Hearts, 1985 (01:24)
20 Werbespot/Advertisement, 1985 (00:34)
21 Metamorphosis into Doris, 1985 (00:40)
22 I. Debüt in Helgoland "art performance" (12:05)
23 II. Unser Debüt "rock show“ (07:39)
24 III. Allgemeines Debüt „Volkskunst/folkart" (3:39)
25 Nachdenken, Gedächtnis und Gesang, 1986 (06:44)
26 Noch 0 Vorstellungen, 1987 (04:37)
27 Ausflug, (documenta VIII), 1987 (01:54)
28 DIE GESAMTHEIT ALLEN LEBENS UND ALLES DARÜBERHINAUSGEHENDE, 1987 (05:02)
29 Gemischter Chor/Blended choir,1989 (02:13)
30 Song of BAT (I), 1989 (01:02)
31 Song of BAT (II), 1987 (03:59)

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