BuktaMUC, excursion Munich / planning

Preparing another Excursion, this time Munich: (the bare bones)
Excursion Munich pour le 1 au 10 (14) juillet 2019

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avec le soutien du WBI

-Buktapaktop will be in Munich, Germany from the 1st to the 10 th of July for a major interactive public interface encounter with the Messianic Research Center for Visual Ethics (MRCVE) with whom we have had dealings in the past but never attempted what might be called a co-production before… Our main base of operations will be “Die Färberei” at Nr. 25, Claude Lorrainestrasse…

here is the basic itinerary: 
1 jul: Buktapaktop: Arrival in the eve, vernis-meet & greet at “Die Färberei”
2 jul: MRCVE arrival, assist the  finissage (evening) at the KloHäuschen 
3 jul: afternoon stone question session at KloHäuschen, Thalkirchenerstrasse corner Oberländer
4 jul: free for all picknick at Kunstpavillon im Alten Botanischen Garten and participate in Parade
5 jul: prep & evening performance for “Opean 8” at Einstein, Einsteinstrasse
6 jul: public Bukta-MRCVE-conference and presentation at Färberei: afternoon/eve
7 jul: resulting expo & modifications, some philosophising…(Sonntagsruhe)
8 jul: possible excursion Starnberger, Staffel-, Kochel- & Tegernsee…(mainly Buktapaktop)
9 jul: pack up Paktop Bukta’s, MRCVE’s & all…roundup and synopsis...
10 jul -voyage/retour

During the visit to the Kunstpavillon im Alten Botanischen Garten on the 4th of July in combo picknick (and make-believe streetart* session? ) to then join the procession (beginning at the main train station at 6 p.m.of the Kösival “Behinderung ist Rebellion” parade back towards Laim..

inf act I had already reconnoitered the state of the sculpture where we are to commence the parade:

(*still to be discussed with each other and local players: I thought of combining the ‘visit’ to the pavillion with the creation of street-art with local players, but one which we can retrieve and show at The Färberei…based loosely on antics by the SI-related group “SPUR” who showed there in the early 60’s and which has resurfaced in the interest of the younger generation…)

see 'pavillon' page for details


the basic premise of our meeting is to investigate the non-human aspect of the Actor-Network Theory in a hands-on manner...
here i found a rather neat little diagram on the net that sort of gives you a clue (or less)

original plan/pressblurb:

Struktura Panis Contemplativa / Metaphysica

I have been asked (again) to illustrate my basic plotline, concept, brainstorm around the excursion to Munich and the colloquial meeting of Bukta&MRCVE... In fact it was Andrea who proposed the idea after out Opean invitation was received... that’s how we ended up in the Färberei.

Well, it sort of starts in the Pyrenees in the thirties... Nomads and refugees, Spanish civil war, clash of ideological blocks... Stones as it were, large chunks of hard rock balancing precipitously above the landscape:
The actor-network theory mentioned in one of MRCVE’s early dispatches... as a sort of template to compare Einstein’s relativity to the non-human actors in this said theory... a position an artist might well recognize and act upon. The Spitzbergen Seed bank as basis for the Dù Thuama /Doohma Post-office project, and with that the questioning of stones... and as chance would have it, just then Laetitia’s stones made themselves available during a small bazaar happening – and I thought: they have to travel. What better place to converge than at the KloLäuschen: petit pissoir as good as any Duchamp readymade... Surely Laetitia would agree.

Originally the gig at the Einstein (Opean8) was slated for the 4th of July, revolutionary holiday for a once great nation-state now seemingly in free-fall... But which is still influential enough to drag Europe down with it, succumbing to the same sort of bigoted short-sighted popularism as denoted state-side. What better place to investigate this phenomenon than in a town that has the sad pedigree of being the birthplace of the nationalist-Socialist experiment of the 30’s and 40’s we just alluded to. For this I had discovered a Cameo:

Queen Elizabeth of Belgium side by side with the illustrious Einstein during his brief stay as a passing refugee in Belgium... they shared a penchant for the violin... She was in fact to become best known as the patron of one of the most prestigious international violin concours, while the fact that she was a Bavarian-born Wittelsbacher was much downplayed after the war. This seemingly chance encounter has also to do with Laetitia’s stones, as well as the stories surrounding the Island of Roses in the Starnberger See, the cross now standing knee deep in the water where Ludwig II drowned... and by proxy all the strange happenings that conspired to end many a life on the shore of a pristine picture-postcard lake in Bavaria, such as the Hotel Hanselbauer (Lederer) across lake Tegernsee from the Wittelsbacher Schloss... all within sight of the same hills painted by the first abstractionists around Kandinsky... 
Heady stuff when one considers that Duchamp dumped painting alltogether in Munich at the same time (1912, abstraction emerging just a year before) as Kandinsky published his “Über das Geistige in der Kunst” and Karl Valentin was on his way out. Benjamin Franklin Wedekind on the other hand was just enjoying some successful notoriety when he was whisked away in 1918... Simplicissimus and his cabaret work reign still... at the Gulbranson Museum in Tegernsee... 

Speaking of traces, a certain amount of serendipity was involved when researching the history of the Pavillon im Alten Botanischen Garten, the only remnant of what was once a sumptuous ‘crystal palace’ as was the vogue at the time- burnt down as did many of the glass houses built to display modern technologies and colonial enterprise... they got Speer to construct it’s replacement ‘Haus der Kunst’ where Wiels-director Snauwaert wielded power not so long ago... but what I found interesting was that this remnant reemerged from the ashes was the haunt of a group of artists at the cradle of the artist-run movement, SPUR, which for a time were also the representatives of the Situationist International... until Debord threw them out with the rest in 62... and then the main instigator turned his attention to the creation of the Valentin-museum in the Isartor... so that fits in nicely with the dadaistic round trip... leading us parading back with the gaggle of invalids proclaiming that ‘Behinderung ist Rebellion’ ...

All this with the backdrop of the Messianic Research Center for Visual Ethics slaving away in the heat of their ovens at their temporary Frankenstein-bakery attempting to create a sort of doughboy-Golem “it’s alive!” as part of their investigation of the inanimate imbued with the power of life,- yes, so far as to animate us humans to participate in this cutting-edge research straddling the arts & sciences in a way hitherto unknown to... well anyone I should say...

So, seeing the “Opean” gig had been bumped one day along I thought it opportune to present out banquet as a ‘day after’ sort of scene: a very late hangover breakfast (Katerfrühstück) in which the remnant of that revolutionary day before smell sour and the tempers are frayed even before the first guest arrives... The American dream gone trump, the only thing that can save our social coherence (let alone cohesion) is the promise of a new man such as the MRCVE are preparing... a joint venture perhaps, a European collaboration... 

Depending on the results we can already consider further future expansion into unknown realms, new and exciting places, using new and astonishing tools and methods... all developed at this very colorful (färberei) site during this (first) colloquial meeting, 

Colloquium doctum!
Triticum ex machina!
Pane et circenses!

Ludi incipiant!


Laetitia stones / en route

Stone Survey

When discovering this project it seemed predestined to involve the chance encounter with Laetitia’s stones… sitting there on the shelf wondering what is to become of them… orphaned as they were… but a road trip is just the thing… so everyone was agreed to participate in the stone survey with one of Laetitia’s stones… (see further below)
In the meantime the Stone survey has developed into something more integrated with the initial project from Ierland; the “Seedbank of Love and Stories” - now we will retain the original plan to question the stones we have temporarily borrowed, and at the same time will participate in the project by exchanging other stones and stories, for we all have our very own stones and stories too of course…

that way we combine the two perfectly…

choice made....

these are the two stones I will take to Munich, left the stone that is going to travel on with the seed bank of love and stories, and right the selected stone from the Laetitia archive which will participate in the stone survey and tell what might be it's story... for it is the stone that must tell - myself not knowing anything about it...

more on all this on the specific stone page here 

nederlands in de maak...

Questionnaire de Pierre 

Quelques idées et projets possibles dans le contexte du « colloque d’artichaut » au Bukta au tour des archives Laetitia le w-e du 17-19 Mai 2019...  

Moi pour exemple déjà je veux proposer à la délégation Bukta qui va a Munich en Juillet, (entre le 1er et 14 juillet) de prendre avec eux des pierres da la collection Laetitia pour participer a un petit moment de réflexion dans le cadre de le projet « Steinbefragung »  (questionnement de pierre) partie de une procédé littéraire au tour du « seedbank of love and stories » qui sera au KloHäuschen juste quand nous arrivons la bas.

Présentation le 3 juillet aprés-midi…
Je trouve que prendre des pierres de Laetitia en voyage est une bonne chose pour l’esprit du projet, et aussi le référence a la thématique des finlandaises sur le ‘actor-network-theory’ en relation de non-human actors (des pierres, évidement !) ... Comme ça Laetitia et ses pierres de voyage sont re/connecté avec le petit bureau de poste a Doohoma en Irlande... et ailleurs, bien sûr !
Je propose aussi que les non-participants de la délégation Munich, Ber & Manu, pouvant aussi prendre une pierre de la collection Laetitia pour leur ballade... ( et demander a leur pierre pendant le après-midi du 3 juillet... leur propre question...) - et comme ça il y a une relation connective entre tout la groupe aussi – solution élégante fourni par la Titania Altezza ! (Grande Théâtre collective-connective internationale simultané !)

C’est une manière de laisser participer Laetitia posthumément mais en esprit vivante a une petite chose internationale que je suis sûr qu’elle appréciera bien... et peut servir pour un point de départ pour plusieurs projets a suivre qui vont faire a une certain point une « oeuvre » posthume... Combiné avec les archives et documentation pour mettre en valeur personnelle les mémoires et sentiments – qui sais, dans une livre, bouquet d’art vivante, série théâtrale avec « Ausdruckstanz »

Laetitia stones  / slated for stone questionaire

Foto 1

1) grey and white, alluvial granite, ca. 300 gr... Grey speckle interrupted by white strata, flat at bottom, rounded above... Prov. riverbed? 8 x5 cm

2) small dark grey lozenge, rounded, alluvial.. With small specks on surface , approx. 100 gr, 4,5 cm long

3) small grey medium lozenge, flat bottom and small white vein at one end, alluvial rounding, slightly rough on bottom, ca. 150 gr, 4,5 cm long

4) quartz fragment, partially alluvial, broken, with brown and green-grey inclusions, 4 x 5 cm, 220 gr.

5) ironstone fragment, 120 gr, 4 x 5 cm, painted half with white lacquer paint... Perhaps artwork by........, or found.?

6) reddish sandstone flat, rippled inclusions of alteration darker and lighter bands, reflective speckles, rounded with notch on side. 130 gr, 6 x 4,5 cm

7) alluvial quartz, cream with some brown veins, slight split with calcium excursion, surface 'craquelure' effect. Ca. 4x5 cm, 300 gr.

Foto 2

8) painted stone, fish-bird, red lips, given on beach(?) by wandering lady...  "Passov" signature on bottom.. 12x5,5 cm. 750 gr.

9) alluvial alabaster, yellow-cream, translucent, nearly round, craquelure surface diam. 4,5 cm, 400 gr

10) dark bluish- greyish alluvial granite,  roundish, flat sloping, diam. 4,5 cm, 300 gr

11) speckled granite, alluvial, longish oval, a bit like a birds egg ( gull?)  7 x 4 cm, 450 gr.

12) washed Silex, rounded edges, coloring variant from yellow-brown interior, blue-black skin and whiteish exterior weathering 7 x 4 cm 480 gr

13) rough conglomerate with shiny inclusions ( pyrite.) rough surface sculpted by wind rather than water. 7 x 5 cm, 500 gr

14) flat rounded granite skipping stone, grey-white speckle, perfect flat bottom, diam. 6,5 cm, 440 gr.

Also in collection... Piece of wood, from where unclear, perhaps been in water for a while... 
Hors concours… as is also the painted stone (8) given to Laetitia by a mystery lady on the beach, and the half-painted one (5)  probably a work; as well as the rough one, (13) seems fragile…

Art Amour Fou - postponed, extended, modified...

  At this point: Rather than beginning with performances, these are postponed towards the end of a possible 'work in progress' in w...