Sick Finns


Tue, June 10th 2014, 21:00
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz


This will be an extraordinary, insane and grotesque evening.

Crank Sturgeon has been active in performance, installation and sound art since the early 1990s. A comical conceptualist, he is something of a misnomer: whether blending pun with the profane or transforming the precious into an oil spill, it is impossible to categorize a Sturgeon performance. Accompanied by ridiculous costuming, pointed instructions and parables (gone awry), and even the occasional dirigible or two, these elements intertwine, changing into space-defying interventions and invariably involving audience participation. One word: Crank!

Frans Höyer exists of Jussi Reittu and Ari Suomalainen from Joenssu, Finland. Their work is all about experimenting and exploring the essence of the sounds of crappy electronics and making some sense about it. Lately Jussi and Ari continued with a consensus of a new vision: more intense expressions, richer frequencies, collaboration of drones and synth squawks and deeper live experiences with experimental video art. The music music sounds like a strange version of Lynchian subsonic wooms with electro flakes and noise crumbles. One word: Finns!


(Photos: qujOchÖ)