2010 / Installation, Interviews, Space, Shop / with SEX (Branka Colic, Anneli Käsmayr, Michael Rieken) / Städtische Galerie / Bremen (D)

In summer 2010 the collective SEX opens Sex®Shop at Städtische Galerie Bremen, a temporary record store for a period of five weeks, where first and second hand records from all areas of music can be heard and purchased. On the walls and on tables various installative works of SEX collective are being shown, that relate to the music history of popular music.

At regular intervals, during the exhibition, guests are being invited to talk about and to listen to music together, f.e. Wiebke Colmorgen, David Donohue, Jochen Bonz, Antonio Narvaez, Thomas Meinecke, Justvon Ahlefeld, Pinky Rose. These nights turn into often long and intimate conversations about the individualsocio-cultural influences through music, which are being aired later in a radio broadcast. The exhibition catalog is a record made by SEX, ‚can´t find no sex in the record shop‘, which is accompanied by a text by JochenBonz.

The various art works by SEX are:

2010 / Wall installation / text, Kapa boards, felt markers
On one wall plastic panels are attached with sentences and sentence fragments of songs in popular music. Through the arrangement of these panels for the viewer there are being formed expected and unexpectedrelations between texts. The result is a fragmentary topography of the linguistic content in popular music.

2010 / Wall installation / laser print, graphite, paper, acoustic foam 
Edition of 144 EPs of ’sex- can´t find no sex in the record shop‘, which are attached to two walls of the exhibition hanging in squares, each consisting of 16 EPs (4×4). On each label there is an original drawing of the artist collective. The records are each mounted on a wedge-shaped piece of acoustic foam, which tends thesurfaces of the records into different directions. The incident sound is thrown back diffusely into the room– the record itself becomes an acoustic element in the space.

Jonathan Monk – the surprise (remixed by sex / sex remix) 
2010 / Vinyl 12″ EP, Limited edition of 100 / numbered by the artists, signed & stamped
In collaboration with the artist Jonathan Monk, and referring to his work ‚The Surprise‚, which he publishedin 2006 as a 7″ single, the „remix“ of this idea arises as a new edition. 100 EPs with selected music frompop, dance, soul and house are being relabeled with new uniform-looking labels, so that it remains unknown, what music is on each record.


One Out of Many
2010 / interactive sound and image installation / Monitor, PC
On a screen 144 different 
record covers are arranged, changing from time to time. At the same time the music of all displayed record covers is layered and can be listened to at very low volume via loudspeakers in the room. The resulting sound fills the exhibition space with a soft but precise colored noise. If the visitorclicks one of the record covers on the screen, gradually all other covers disappear, as does the corresponding music. Finally there is only the selected cover visible on the screen and the accompanying music is played at normal volume. At the end of the music piece again the screens fills up to 144 covers and the music sinks into the initial low colored noise.


Wiebke Colmorgen, David Donohue, Jochen Bonz, Antonio Narvaez, Thomas Meinecke, Just von Ahlefeld, Pinky Rose, Kinki Texas, DJ Random & DJ Phlex, Tiina Takkula, Hendrik Warnke & Daniel Bregulla, Claude Draude, Paul Michael von Ganski, Ole Harms, Ulrich Duve, Sebastian Schmidt, Jochen Becker, DJ Marcelle, Adem Mahmutoglu.