In an experimental sound performance with over 40 different tape decks, Matthias Mayer will use his compositions ‘Mauerpark’ and ‘Afd Wegbassen’ to create a cacophonic ‘Symphony of a Present’. The performance is part of Mayer’s exhibition ‘Hardly In Sound’.
The works of Matthias Mayer deal with the interaction of music, visual arts and society. The exhibition idea for ‘Hardly in Sound’ is based on works that interweave image, sound and narrative from certain social phenomena. At the same time, the use of analog technology creates a symbiosis of past, present and future by questioning established hearing and exploring its boundaries. When masses of different music, noises and sounds are played and mixed together at the same time, a cacophonous sound is created that is perceived or received rather sickly.
Matthias Mayer has been working as an artist since the early 1990s. His artistic work includes painting, sculptures, installations, videos, performances and photography. A frequent approach is to question social rules and circumstances against the background of pop culture. He is particularly interested in the interaction of visual art and music. Matthias Mayer has worked and exhibited internationally, among others as a participant of the ISCP in New York (1996/1997). He received several project grants, among others from the Berlin Senate Chancellery for his project “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (2011) and for ‘Porte de Berlin’ from Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral (2005). Since 2003 Matthias Mayer has been the director of the project space Spor Klübü in Wedding and has organized over 100 exhibitions. In 2012 he founded the music project Sporty Jesus together with Jens Christian Madsen, where he is active as guitarist, singer and DJ.
As the number of participants in the project room will be limited to a maximum 15 people per set, we recommend registration in advance by email.
Matthias Mayer LIVE
10-13.09.2020 | Doors 18:30 CET | Starts 19:00 CET
Errant Sound Project Space | Rungestrasse 20 | 10179 Berlin
Photo credit: Matthias Mayer