in Martin Kippenberger’s SO 36, Berlin

BLÄSSE performing with Arleen Schloss from NYC. It was so cold, our breath turned to mist, even the one coming out of my sax. And then the Hard Core Punks pulled the plug. Fucking avantgarde, but I didn’t get beaten up like I did in Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen when I was the go-go girl for the band Liebesgier. On the left at the Mini Moog, 14-year-old Alexander von Borsig, now on tour with his wife Danielle de Piciotto, she had the idea of the Love Parade as a demonstration. Alex has also been with Einstürzende Neubauten for over forty years. Their music Video „Seele brennt“, shows „Flowers from the Underground „- Independent music videos of the 1980s between concert, home video and music television from 5 November 2022 – 5 February 2023 NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Video Lounge of the IMAI Foundation – Inter Media Art Institute.

„Flowers from the Underground“

1979 Bathroom NYC → 2022 NRW Forum Düsseldorf: the Video with the the Sax-lines SAMO© and I invented.

On the occasion of the MTW Awards, the NRW Forum Düsseldorf is showing six videos as part of Flowers from the Underground. They document how actors from the field of independent music – post-punk, new wave, industrial and electronic – explored these new technical and narrative possibilities in the 1980s, creating unexpected connections between art, music and film. Video S-Bahn Berlin, music BlÄSSE „Do you love saxophone“ is part of it. The Sax-lines SAMO© and I invented in Arleen Schloss bathroom, Broome Street, while she was working in her studio, so we didn’t disturb her at work. The record I send to New York 1981 and Glenn O`Brien wrote a critic. „Lieben Sie Saxofon“ the German Titel. Vernissage, November 5.

The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is an exhibition and event venue in Düsseldorf’s Ehrenhof with a focus on photography, pop and digital culture. It is characterised by an interdisciplinary pro-gramme that deals with current social issues in group and solo exhibitions, festivals and workshops. The initiator is the non-profit foundation imai, which is dedicated to the preservation, archiving, restoration, research, mediation and distribution of video art and media art. NRW-Forum Düsseldorf · Ehrenhof 2 · D – 40479 Düsseldorf

Industrial Dance Music, 1980

14 was Alexander von Borsig, aka Alex Hacke when he created the Concert poster for our band BLÄSSE. Berlin 1980 + New York 330 Broome Street. Industrial dance music he called it. Nice inscription, I think. Today he plays with Danielle Picciotto + Einstürzende Neubauten.

Japanese ice dancer in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle.