the “video action” is a physical performance along with a video projection that i’ve been performing around the world and constantly developing since years.
the video i project to this performance is now available on DVD for the first time. a studio version of the accompanying live performance was recorded for this DVD. the audio featured here is an extract thereof.
DAVE PHILLIPS - PROCEED WITH INQUIRY - DVD (+ V.A. Epicurean Escapism CD)
this DVD features about 160 minutes of dp visuals in 3 chapters: video works, performances and collaborations. video works includes the above-mentioned “video action” visuals (with subtitles in german, french, spanish, portuguese, japanese, chinese, russian), a brand new video to 'truth is invented by liars', the unreleased 'threnody' and 3 shorter video works; performances features schimpfluch-gruppe's infamous 'spaghetti action', the tel aviv performance of 'abolishing religion', the last act of 'screamscape' performed at the festival of the same name in fribourg 2015, 'hole/holy', an exclusive performance for luff 2005, the live action '130731' and dp's actionist performance at 'extreme rituals: a schimpfluch carnival' in 2012; collaborations includes videos to dp sonics by gx jupitter-larsen, pakise akin & jan van hasselt, moju and remote-control rectum. some of these videos will be screened at the Epicurean Escapism III Festival in Berlin on 27th and 28th may 2016.
this DVD comes as a package with a CD by various artists performing at the Epicurean Escapism III Festival in Berlin end of May 2016, such as Sutcliffe Jügend, Alfarmania, Last Dominion Lost, Nicolas Schreck, Budrus, Gerechtigkeitsliga, Skin Area.
from the press release:
The contained DVD comprises video works, live performances and collaborations by radical Swiss sound artist DAVE PHILLIPS, sonically active since 1987, part of the notorious SCHIMPFLUCH GRUPPE (with Rudolf Eber, Joke Lanz) since 1991, having left his signature in numerous bands, projects and collaborations.
DAVE PHILLIPS uses sound as a means to activate primordial emotions otherwise hidden underneath the debris of civilization. His concept is called “Humanimalism” accordingly, meaning a state of mind that overcomes religious, material und supremacist charges of evolution, acknowledges itself as part of a whole and has grown into an empathic, conscious and connected creature allowing emotion and instinct their equal part in decision-making.
This collection presents his multifaceted work in composition, performance, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals, voice, video, field recordings, objects and electronics, etc. in a yet unknown complexity and coherence of motion pictures. His performance work is revealed in all its undiluted brutality, the urgency and topicality of his work and his message is clearly evident, captivating and intensely documented.
Along with DAVE PHILLIPS’ video works created between 2014 and 2016, the DVD is a document of unique solo live actions and the notorious Paris 1996 performance of SCHIMPFLUCH-GRUPPE, as well as recent collaborations with G.X. JUPITTER LARSEN, and video artists PAKISE AKIN, JAN VAN HASSELT and REMOTE-CONTROL RECTUM, who in turn created their visual interpretations of PHILLIPS' audio works. It all amounts to a mind-expanding experience, playing with altered perception and throwing back the viewer onto his own vision.
The compilation package is topped off with a 24-page catalogue with a text about the work of DAVE PHILLIPS, as well as a double page each with collages, pictures, drawings and lyrics representing the audio work of every artist featured on the CD.
- Ritual Protest Music