"Karl Holmqvist is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Berlin. "Hymn To Pan" was recorded live on July 9, 2010 during a reading/performance by the artist at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, Germany. The record features a selection of four texts from his anthology "What's My Name" (2009). Holmqvist's texts represent a writing method based on lengthy collages of quotes, song lyrics, lists, and other pop-cultural or trivial sources. Through cut-ups or repetition, occasional rhyme and mantra-like rhythm, these minimal, geometric linguistic arrangements orbit a nucleus at once both analytical and meditative - a structure that questions the cultural hegemony of rationality and authority of any kind of authorship. This record is published as a complement to the exhibition "Hymn to Pan", curated by Anja Casser at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe in the summer of 2010. Released in cooperation with Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2011| APPARENT EXTENT | 16.90

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