Elies Miniatures I - II
Ein Garten singender Objekte & Archivblumen
In August 2015, Bublitz conducted an interview with the mathematician and Quran researcher, chemist and magician, poet and programmer El Arbi Bouqdib. Bouqdib died the following March. In 2017, together with the Bouqdib family, we founded the El Arbi Bouqdib Archive. Now the Archive is about to get activated and start talking.
In conversation with El Arbi Bouqdib. August 2015
On the 4th of June in Berlin and the 10th of June in Bremen, 38 compositions by the Classical Persian musician Elshan Ghasimi will be premiered: Elies Miniatures. It is a new form for a new endeavor combining several authors and perspectives into the many possible pasts. A new exhibition cycle.
A centaur of concert and exhibition. Concert-Exhibitions. In order to give you an insight into its creation processes, we take the liberty to print the following note.
Magnetfeldgenerator | Magnetic Field Generator (early 90s)
Note of Julian Malte Hatem Schindele | March 27, 2018
So now the plan is fixed! Who would have expected that suddenly everything would be moving so fast?? Elshan Ghasimi made a suggestion, I gratefully accepted: She wants to set 38 objects from the estate of El Arbi Bouqdib into music. She wants to translate them into her own subjective and beautiful language of Classical Persian Music. In dialogue with uncertain pasts.
The objects/souvenirs/relics - how should I call these memorial stones? - will be 'staged' by Michal Martychowiec. The objects, their symbolic qualities form a polyphonic chorus that speaks of Bouqdib's life. As a curator working with such diverse artists as a Persian musician and Martychowiec, an intellectual interrogator of 20th-century art, it is my concern to bring these different modes, possibilities and qualities into a common form.
For this, however, we need a new concept ... The idea of the concert exhibition just popped into my head. After all, Ghasimi is giving concerts and is composing for objects. So Concert-Exhibitions. Ephemeral and permanent ...
Yes, it's a huge question how a life can (and should!) be told. And I am happy (and a bit relieved even) that this long story of Bouqdib, his life, his time, his person and his work begins with music. After all, what could be more free as an approach? Almost like a dance and very volatile.
Our concern is the poetic reconstruction of the past. Truth and Fiction (Dichtung und Wahrheit) like good old Goethe said.
I am very happy to supervise and curate this project!
March 2018 (1429 after Mohammed)
Rosicrucian Ephemeris 1900-2000: AtMidnight, 0 Hour Tdt | April 1947 – May 1947 (1984)
Führerausweis # 310723 | Permis de conduire # 310723 (17. Dezember 1974)
Der Diwan des Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Al Habib | The Desire of the Travelling Murids and the Gift of the Wayfaring Gnostics |
Das Verlangen der reisenden Muriden und das Geschenk der fahrenden Gnostiker (1876 – 1981 AD)
Please feel cordially invited to the Concert-Exhibitions on the 4th June in Berlin at the Literaturhaus Lettrétage and on the 10th June at the Friedenskirche in Bremen!
Concert-Exhibition 4 June 2018 | Berlin
Start 8pm | Entrance 7:15pm
Lettrétage Berlin | Mehringdamm 61
Tickets 10€ (5€)
Concert-Exhibition 10 June | Bremen
Start 7pm | Entrance 6:15pm
Friedenskirche Bremen | Humboldtstraße 175
Tickets 12€ (8€)