Monday, 3 December 2012

Release: Chimerization - Vinyl

27.11.2012: Editions Mego is happy to announce the release of 'Chimerization', three vinyl editions of a text - sound piece Hecker produced on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.

For 'Chimerization' Hecker invited the Iranian writer and philosopher Reza Negarestani, to contribute an experimental libretto, “The Snake, the Goat and the Ladder (A board game for playing chimera)” a script that has been recited by a group of speakers and recorded by Hecker in anechoic and sound-attenuated chambers - rooms designed to minimize the reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves.

Hecker characterizes ‘Chimerization’ as a concept derived from psychoacoustic investigations on difficult-to-define areas between language and non-language, a process focusing on the decomposition of sound and synthesizing incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, in order to obtain a narration beyond immediate comprehension, which may be deciphered through repeated, ‘active’ listening.

'Chimerization' is released in the following languages - English (eMEGO 153), German (eMEGO 154), the mother tongue of the artist and Farsi (eMEGO 155), the orginal language of the writer.

German voices: Andreas Huyssen, Anna Kohler, Guerino Mazzola 
Farsi voices: Arash Afraz, Maryam Vaziri Pashkam, Mahsa Rouhi 
English voices: Gabriel Catren, Sugata Bose, Joan Jonas
All voices recorded by Florian Hecker at the Sensory Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, except: Andreas Huyssen recorded at Hearing Science Laboratory, City University of New York; Guerino Mazzola recorded at Orfield Labs, Minneapolis. Gabriel Catren recorded by Olivier Pasquet at IRCAM, Paris.

The three vinyl editions of 'Chimerization' have been designed by NORM, Zurich and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. (press release)

Friday, 16 November 2012

Show: Sadie Coles HQ, London

23.11.2012 - 19.01.2013

Sadie Coles HQ
69 South Audley Street  
London W1K 2QZ
United Kingdom

Monday, 12 November 2012

Event: The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal; Abrons Art Center, New York

15.11.2012: Reza Negarestani & Florian Hecker:

The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal: A Topological Fable on Navigation and Synthesis

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 

7:30 PM 

Abrons’ Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, New York (at Pitt Street)

more info here and here

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Event: Smart Project Space, Amsterdam

03.11.2012: Performance on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Future That Was

Smart Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Show: Art & Music—Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

27.10.2012: 3 Channel Chronics and a Japanese translation of Speculative Solution are featured in the exhibition Tokyo Art Meeting (III), Art & Music—Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

download a PDF of the Japanese translation of Speculative Solution here

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery B2F, 1F

27.10.2012 - 03.02.2013




Thursday, 18 October 2012

Event: In the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center

19.10.2012 – 6.01.2013: In the Holocene

Opening reception: October 18, 6–8pm
7pm Florian Hecker performs Speculative Solution

MIT List Visual Arts Center
Weisner Bldg. E-15
20 Ames St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday, 24 September 2012

Show: Articulação - Lumiar Cité & Jardim Botânico, Lisboa

25.09.2012: Performance at Jardim Botânico
Rua da Escola Politécnica 54
2715-311 Lisboa

26.09 - 25.11.2012: Articulação

Lumiar Cité
Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
Tel/Fax: + 351 21 352 11 55 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Show: MD72


Opening  11.09.2012, 18:00–21:00 h

MD 72
Mehringdamm 72
10961 Berlin

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Event: dOCUMENTA (13)

10.09.2012: performance of Chimerizations (10 AM CET) and Speculative Solution (7.15PM CET) at the Ständehaus in Kassel in the context of the conference On Seeds and Multispecies Co-Evolution: Disowning Life at dOCUMENTA(13) 

Ständehaus (Bode-Saal) 
Ständeplatz 6 – 10 
34117 Kassel

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Show: SOUNDWORKS, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

19.06.2012 - 16.09.2012: SOUNDWORKS, ICA, London
Download 'Word, Gammatone, Muse' here

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Show: dOCUMENTA (13)

09.06.2012: dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

Exhibition dates: 09.06 - 16.09.2012

Download and Stream mp3 and aac files of Chimerization in German, English and Farsi

Friedrichsplatz 18
34117 Kassel

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Release / Show: Triadex Muse Treks / The Future Archive

02.06.2012: Triadex Muse Treks, a free CD produced on the occasion of the exhibition The Future Archive, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, June 3—July 29, 2012, is available now at

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein e.V.

Chausseestraße 128/129
10115 Berlin

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Show: Surface Affect, Miguel Abreu Gallery


Miguel Abreu Gallery
36 Orchard St # 1
New York, NY 10002

04.05.2012 - 24.06.2012

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Show: Relocated, Galerie Neu

17.03.2012: Relocated: Florian Hecker, Anna Blessmann & Peter Saville, Yves Saint Laurent and others

Galerie Neu
Mehringdamm 72
10961 Berlin


Saturday, 18 February 2012

Event: Centre Pompidou

24.02.2012: Hecker, Bill Orcut, Fennesz
Grande salle 14€, 10€

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Event: Supersimetria

26-27-28.01.2012: Supersimetria
Espai Cultural de Barcelona 
Plaza de Catalunya 9 08002 Barcelona 

more here