This night is a precursor for the Exhibition â€śTRAUM TUMTRAH AG â€“ KOMMANDO FRIEDRICH HĂ–LDERLINâ€ť by Hartmut Geerken & Hartmut Andryczuk which will open the following day at Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik), displaying about 102 artist-letters written back and forth between 2008 and 2011.
Hartmut Geerken (1939) is an author, composer, musician, film-maker, performer, actor, mycologist, archivist, stager of exhibitions, publisher of numerous authors from the circle of literary expressionism and dada, lumberjack, and bumble-bee-keeper. As a percussionist, he has collaborated with a variety of free jazz musicians such as Sun Ra, John Tchicai, Sainkho Namtchylak. As a poet, he is a practitioner of concrete poetry and organizes events such as the annual Bielefeld New Poetry Colloquium. As an actor, he appeared in six films by Herbert Achternbusch and appeared in two of Achternbuschâ€™s plays at the Munich Kammerspiele. due to his knowledge of exotic languages (arabic, turkish, persian) he is employed by the goethe institute. he lives and works for the institute in his capacity as a tutor and head of department in cairo (1966-72), kabul (1972-1979) and athens (1979-1983). on account of his current cultural and educational activities, which are felt to be of a provocative nature, he is transferred back home to germany for disciplinary reasons. since 1983 he has been living as a free-lance artist in Wartaweil, which is near Herrsching on lake Ammer, Bavaria.
Valeri Scherstjanoi (1950) grew up in Krasnodar in the south of the present-day Russian Federation. He is a sound-poet, performer, and graphic artist since 1968. He is the author of a number of poetry- books and has been writing theoretical texts (his own poetic theory and the practice of Ars Scribendi) as well as articles and books on the history of Russian Futurism in magazines, collections, and anthologies. He lives and works in Berlin.
Hartmut Andryczuk (1957) is a publisher, artist, writer, and collector of collections. He founded the Hybriden-Verlag in 1993 to publish artist-books and editions (Valeri Scherstjanoi, Hartmut Geerken, Wolfgang MĂĽller, Hermann de Vries, Pierre Garnier, Michael Lentz, Bob Cobbing, et al.). He lives and works in Berlin.