Ursula Bogner – Sonne = Black Box [Box set: book & CD]
Since 2008, when the public first heard of Ursula Bogner’s work, many rumors have been circulating about her as a person. Bogner’s graphic work has been featured in exhibitions, and her compositions have been performed in public (by Mo Loschelder, Andrew Pekler, Kassian Troyer, Jan Jelinek, and others). “Sonne = Black Box” combines all these aspects as a CD-and-book release.
The CD, released on Jan Jelinek’s label Faitiche and compiled by Andrew Pekler, presents Bogner’s early voice and tape experiments–a hitherto unknown emotional side is revealed here through her singing.
The 126-page book accompanying the CD contains drawings, photos, and other curiosities documenting Bogner’s life, an introduction by Jan Jelinek, texts by Momus, Andrew Pekler, Tim Tetzner, Bettina Klein, and interviews with the orgone researcher Jürgen Fischer and the ethnologist Kiwi Menrath.
“Sonne = Black Box” attempts to culturally and historically situate the work of the sound explorer Ursula Bogner. Special emphasis is given to the phenomenon of fake: How did the suspicion of fake in Ursula Bogner’s case come about, and what is a post-fake? Answers can be found in the book.
The book is also available separately.
Faitiche, Fantôme Verlag (formerly known as Maas Media Verlag)
Gundula Schmitz, Jan Jelinek
Andrew Pekler, Bettina Klein, Jan Jelinek, Jürgen Fischer, Kiwi Menrath, Momus, Tim Tetzner
14.5 x 21