Welcome to DEADMEN
Before DEADMEN is finally loaded you can use the delay in time
to read a few lines for the background of it all.
The basic text of DEADMEN came from Daniel 72,
underground designer in Milnrow nearby Manchester.
I used some words of Daniel´s letter to catch the sense
and combined it with graphics of myself.
The soundloop is from the CD CEREBRUM Insomnia by
Andreas Glöckner overlapped by children's voices
recorded at St. Mary's Estate, Oldham.
I´ve tried to express the atmosphere of a ”cultural desert” in North
England - particulary in Greater Manchester, Lanceshire.
DEADMEN is a spontaneous reaction like a diary note
how I felt after working and communicating in this area.
And it's one output of
a long period of collaboration between artists from Bielefeld, Germany
and artists living and working in Greater Manchester.
Over the time since 1989 groups and artists were involved like
A.F.T.E.R. (Artists for the environment of Rochdale)
R.A.W. (Rochdale Artists Workspace)
LICHTKLANG intermedia art (Manfred Jurasek and Klaus-d.Michel, Germany)
Wayne Cheetham (painter and poet, Oldham)
Emrys Morgan (art-teacher and performer, Rochdale)
Joff Pincher (artist and mediadesigner, Manchester)
Daniel 72 (musician and designer, Milnrow)
KUNSTcoop/Büro für Kunst (german artgroup organisation)