From March 23 – May 19, 2012, the Galerie Hunchentoot will be showing “Einschüsse”* – serial works by Blixa Bargeld.

Black spots and lines are spread out on white image surfaces and vice versa. Harsh contrasts focus on abrasions to the surfaces of façades, on patterns left behind by rapid gunfire. If patterns are brought to mind here, then it is because the bullet holes caused by gunfire draw irregular patterns on the façades that seem like deliberately created images, specifically in their fortuitousness. This is due to a method of viewing trained to see abstraction.

The combination of the subject (the fragment of a façade) and of a work’s title (the name of a street or a square in Berlin-Mitte + the street address) appears to speak for a documentary nature of the series, and this suspicion seems all the more justified since they are based on photographic images. What can be seen was or is there, and is exactly where the title localizes it. That much is correct. The conclusion that it concerns documentary work, however, is false. It is necessary to bridge the gap between the title and the work, which clearly separates the concrete from abstraction in the image. The black of these images is actually black; the white is actually white. There are no gray tones. Accordingly, Blixa Bargeld’s works exhibited in the series “Einschüsse” have just as little to do with anything documentary in the category of black-and-white photography. Instead, their tendency is more comparable to abstract painting, in which it is not so much an anti-realism that can be seen, but as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the realistic revelation of a prevailing abstractness. What Blixa Bargeld translates into images is an aesthetic practice. More generally, it should be perceived as an approach towards the world; in fact, it is just one productive mode of existence that Blixa Bargeld has made in his diverse artistic works. In this respect, the patterns of the “Einschüsse” also continue beyond the provisional limits of the image surfaces.

Maria Zinfert, January 2012
* “Einschüsse” = bullet holes; shots

Galerie Hunchentoot, Choriner Str. 8, 10119 Berlin


The legendary band Alexander Hacke played in from 1986-1992 have reformed and in April they will record a new album for Mute Records in Detroit.
With Alexander, Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams of the original line-up will be part of the current incarnation, as well as David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand, 16 Horsepower), Jim White (The Dirty Three, Cat Power), Troy Gregory (Prong), the keyboarder Matthew Smith and Danielle de Picciotto.

Live dates updated

The live section has been updated with new dates for
Blixa Bargeld in Umeå, Sweeden & Mannheim, Germany and
Alexander Hacke's new project "The Glasshouse" on March 01 2012 in Berlin.
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Alles wieder offen shoulder bag

A shoulder bag made out of the original stage set of "Alles wieder offen" Tour 2008 is now available in our shop
Each piece is a unique original and varies in color.
Only 100 available in total.
One size: 35 x 25 x 8 cm
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anbb live dates

The live page has been updated with details of anbb: alva noto & blixa bargeld live in St Petersburg, Moscow, Belgrade, Brussels and Rome...
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Soundtrack by Alexander Hacke

Alexander Hacke has composed the score

Produced written and directed by Paul Poet.
Music by Alexander Hacke
... Premiere, Volksbühne Theater, Berlin 19th of January 2012
Hitman's Heel will be performing at the after-show party in the "Roter Salon".


Soundtrack by Alexander Hacke

Alexander Hacke has composed the score

DIRECTOR: Victor Ginzburg.
PRODUCER: Victor Ginzburg, Stanislav Yershov, Aleksei Ryazantsev, Jim Steele, Roger Trilling.
MUSIC: Alexander Hacke, Kaveh Cohen and Micheal Nielsen.

Blixa Bargeld/Alva Noto

Bibliophile Limited Special Edition CD

anbb mimikry

We currently have a very limited edition Japanese anbb - mimikry Box Set
containing 2 bonus tracks, the origional textbooklets in english and Japanese, an interview-booklet, anbb sticker, 2 photos and poster with drawings, text collage by Blixa Bargeld about "Mimikry".

This art-edition is not available in shops! and is yours for €28 "Berlin Live"

The live stream of "Berlin Live" show with Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire and Caspar Brötzmann

Silence is Sexy

Ltd Edition Double Vinyl

Silence is Sexy - 2011

"Silence is Sexy" Ltd Edition ... Double Vinyl ... High Qualitiy Audiophile Pressing 180g ... now available ... includes Bonustrack "Pelikanol"

first 500 orders receive the specially designed Silence is Sexy EN matches.