Sick Finns

Crank Stur­ge­on (USA) /// 
Frans Höy­er (FIN) ///

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)