Memento of Nico
Visit her burial place in Berlin, Grunewald Forest Cemetry, Grave 81.
Nico - model, actress and singer. She was for three decades a fascinating and mysterious figure
in modern popular culture.
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Some days before I left Manchester I found in a record shop a strange CD. Nico - Live, where recorded
was not mentioned on the cover. Listening to the songs I found out that the concert was actually recorded
in Manchester. Nico: "I'm very happy to live in Manchester. Very much like Berlin." Manchester, 1982, Library Theatre
Today 1998, the summer of the Virtual Revolutions, I wonder how this city have looked like in '82
when Nico lived in Manchester. And I wondered too how the times have changed since that final era of the "Cold War"
structure of the world.
Nico represents those typical underground-sub-cultural phenomenons of western popular culture of that era.
She worked since 1964 with artists like Federico Fellini, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Velvet Underground or Paul Morrisey.
Artists from the so called 'Multimedia'-Revolution arised from the Sixties. They have started to blur the borders between
popular culture, media and traditional arts. Roots for the entire developement of contemporary art till today.
Three decades Nico was a fascinating and mysterious public figure from the revolutionary Sisties to the
Punk years of the late Seventies and Eighties. To remind of her art and appearance and to honour the importance of
her times for the current virtual revolutions I close the HEATWAVE project with this reminiscence.
Klaus-dieter Michel (the BLINKFACE)
I lit a candle at Nico's grave. You too can do so too by playing this RealVideo file.
Janitor of Lunacy
Recorded live at the Library Theatre, Manchester, 20. 02. 82. Nico: vocals, Indian pump organ.
Nico - Model, Actress and Singer
Christa Päffgen - Name of Birth
Oct, 16. 1938 - born in Cologne, Germany
Margarete Päffgen - her Mother
She lived and worked in
Isle of Ibiza (Spain)
She died on the Isle of Ibiza on July 18th, 1988, aged 50.
Her ashes were buried on Aug, 16th. 1988 in Berlin
Friedhof (Cemetry) Grunewald Forst (Grunewald Forest), Wilmersdorf, Grave 81