Deutschlandfunk Kultur (German National Radio), Freispiel
by MACCHINA SOM ALLSTARS, 2017
And if it is the idiots who will save the happy life? Of course not the political psychopaths, who are wrongly called that name. But the truly idiotic ones: The benevolent and the simple. The stubborn ones, who don’t let themselves be rushed by functional demons. The cheerful corner dwellers and those who waste themselves unrestrainedly.
For years, the authors have conducted applied idiot research, organized salons and performances and were allowed to witness many a grandiose idiocy. For the audio play, they now trudge through the archives of this research, measure the instructions of the absurd, listen to the secretly transmitted messages far beyond optimization and willingness to adapt. For how do we become what there is no teaching for?
MACCHINA SOM ALLSTARS
work with the performative possibilities of radio art, musicalize language and field recordings. MSA are Klaus Janek, Milena Kipfmüller and Jörg Lukas Matthaei. Since 2014 they have been realizing performative audio projects – be it as salons, live radio plays or interventions in urban spaces. These are often based on wide-ranging research for stagings, e.g. the feature/radio play KRIEGSALBUM: Interviews with returnees of German missions abroad (soldiers, journalists, politicians) were first introduced into everyday situations in Berlin as material for performative settings. Later, these were musically condensed and composed, including the resulting city recordings (rbb et al. 2014), and re-arranged as live radio plays (Leipziger Hörspielsommer / sonohr Bern 2015).