Monday, 12 December 2016

Formulations Publication

12 December 2016: 
Formulations is a trans-disciplinary collection of responses to the work of Florian Hecker, published to complement his major solo show at Culturgest, Porto, Portugal, September–December 2015 and MMK, Frankfurt, Nov 2016–Feb 2017. The exhibition brings together works by Hecker from 2006–present.

Both abstract and material, Hecker’s approach to his works is informed by the technical manipulation of sound and, increasingly, other media; yet in their realisation as installation or performance, the works produce rich subjective sensory experiences that evade categorisation. Their computational composition makes the works ‘virtual’ in a certain sense, yet experience of their manifestation is profoundly material, even physical. The works propose new experimental forms yet contain references to histories of conceptual art, minimalism, and performance. Viscerally disturbing, high-volume performances can be the product of austere conceptualisations. All of these qualities prevent the works from being exhaustively described by any one disciplinary approach.The book meshes together a number of different approaches to the work and to its significance for contemporary culture. 

Contributions by Éric Alliez, Ina Blom, François J. Bonnet, Gabriel Catren, Diedrich Diederichsen, Christopher Haworth, Robin Mackay, Sarat Maharaj, Reza Negarestani, Michael Newman and Fernando Zalamea address the work along three major conceptual axes of Synthesis, Perspective, and Hallucination.

Editor Robin Mackay (Urbanomic, UK, editor of Collapse: Journal of Philosophical Research and Development) together with designers NORM (Zurich) have developed a unique editorial and typographic model which responds formally to the content matter. The contributions will be arranged according to an experimental process of ‘interpolation’, with fragmentary anticipations and echoes distributing each text across the entire volume, relaying some of the synthetic processes of Hecker’s work and making the whole more than the sum of its parts: a many-voiced chimera and a series of ‘refrains’ or ‘repetitions’.

While the authors’ contributions come from various perspectives and with different concerns, parts of each text will be typographically ‘glued’ into the others, highlighting continuities across the texts and encouraging the reader to piece together a global view of the conceptual space opened up by Hecker’s work—in the same way as, in the work itself, the audience is compelled to piece together fragmented perceptions, cognitively participating in the very production of the work. This formal innovation will also be echoed in the format, with the texts wrappring around or looping from last to first page, making for a book with no formal beginning or end, in which heterogeneous materials and divergent perspectives circulate and, with the participation of the reader, enter into new synthetic dialogues with one other.

more information here and here 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Event: Inspection, BBC Radio 3

3 December 2016: A special live edition of BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now in Maida Vale Studio 3 featuring "Inspection - Maida Vale Project", a major new electroacoustic work for multi-channel surround sound. Hecker’s work has been commissioned for Radio 3's 70th season, celebrating 70 years of pioneering sound since the founding of the Third Programme. In partnership with BBC Research and Development, it will be broadcast in live binaural sound.

** Please note this is a standing audience **

Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.

BBC iPlayer link and more information here

Friday, 18 November 2016

Show: Formulations - MMK, Frankfurt

26  November 2016 - 05 Februay 2017: Florian Hecker - Formulations

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main

more information here

Friday, 28 October 2016

Event: continuous verb, MMCA, Seoul

28 - 30 October 2016: performance at continuous verb

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Makgye-dong
Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
South Korea

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Chimerization at MoMA PS1

23 October 2016 - 05 March 2017: Chimerization is part of the exhibition Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers at MoMA PS1, New York

more information here

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Event: LUFF, Lausanne

19 October 2016: Yasunao Tone, Yasunao Tone & Hecker, Hecker …

Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 
Casino de Montbenon
Salle des fêtes
Allée Ernest Ansermet 3

CH-1003 Lausanne

more information here

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


5. Oktober 2016
20 Uhr

Großer Saal
Alte Oper
60313 Frankfurt

more information and tickets here

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Event: Florian Hecker / John McCracken

16.06.2016: In conversation with Christian Egger, Florian Hecker will recapitulate his exhibition “Florian Hecker / John McCracken” at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien back in 2015, and present the accompanying publication Florian Hecker / John McCracken, which will be released by Sternberg Press in Berlin.

Halle für Kunst & Medien
Burgring 2
8010 Graz

more information here

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Event: Mercado do Bolhão, Porto

12.06.2016: Mercado do Bolhão  
Rua de Fernandes Tomás
4000-214 Porto

17- 19h


more information here

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Event: schwarzescafé, LUMA Westbau, Zurich

11.May 2016: performance at schwarzescafé

LUMA Westbau
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zürich

more information here

Friday, 18 March 2016

Chimerization Modulator Synthetic Hinge

21 April 2016:

Xing presents at Live Arts Week/Gianni Peng V

Florian Hecker
Chimerization     Modulator     Synthetic Hinge

Thursday 21 April 2016 - 9:00 PM
MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Show: Up Down Top Bottom Strange and Charm, Art Sheffield

16 April – 8 May 2016: Hinge at "Up Down Top Bottom Strange and Charm", Art Sheffield

more information here

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Show: The Royal College of Art - Curating Contemporary Art - Sound Field

9 - 20 March 2016

Curating Contemporary Art - Sound Field
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU 

more information here