HALLE K Biography

BIOGRAPHY            HALLE K            german version

CH-9565 Schmidshof - Tel +41(0)71 651 18 26, hallek@hallek.org

  DVD "einmal für immer", Halle K videos 1984–1997. Release 2021, publisher ArtAdventures, Art on DVD.

HALLE K was founded 1984, in the empty factory hall "K" in Bürglen, close to the lake of Konstanz, in Switzerland.

Musicians and artists
from Zürich (CH) to Düsseldorf (DE), developed the idea "performances for all senses".
We work as a team on projects with a varying cast of musicians and artists to act with multimedia-projections and sound in live-performances.
HALLE K performs Noise Music to Pop Sound, Experimental Sound from sampler to harmonium and music with conventional and self constructed instruments. Video-, film- and dia projections, overhead projector, light, perfume and pyrotechnic are part of the actions with musicians and performers.

First action in the art exhibition "Bellevue", 1984 in Kreuzlingen. 1984-87, musical performances in Zürich - Bern - Weinfelden - Basel - Konstanz - Düsseldorf - Köln - Solothurn - Frauenfeld. Music productions in galleries, in churches or recreation areas. Performances with the cabaret "Götterspass", for the "Theater Off" Genf, Open Air concert "Ereignis - Liesberg". Performance during the art exhibition "Alles und noch viel mehr", Art Museum Bern. Political productions for Nicaragua, for autonomous culture places, against new Highways. 1988-99 performances at the "Noisestruktur Festival" Ravensburg, in the galleries "de Fabriek" Eindhoven, " Alexander Hodel" Zürich, "Shedhalle" Frauenfeld, "Macelleria d`Arte", "Kunsthalle", "medialounge" and "AnStadt98" in St. Gallen, "Artroom" Kreuzlingen, "eg@l" electronical art depot and "Neue Boerse" in Zürich (as examples). TV broadcasts: "Fri-son" 1988 by "SF1", "Kunsthalle" 1995 by "Züri 1" and "media lounge" 1997 by "Star TV".

Tape Cassettes:
1984 "Glas und Metall", self production.
1985 "Grünes Gold", production "ddd" Bonn BRD. 1986 "Heartbeat" self production.
1987 "The Sampling Sampler" , Lux Noise Produktion.
1989 "Schall und Wahn", 1992 "triggered" and 1993 "lemonsand", in self production.

Vinyl-Records and CDs:
1987 "1990", Sampler against new prisons, pyramid records.
1988 "HALLE K", Ex Libris records.
1997 "SKAMPLER 3", phonag records, Rote Ernte (our only ska).
2000 "inter-faces", CD-ROM in self production.
2019 "Resist Entropy", Vinyl EP, sampler, lustpoderosa production.

VIDEO, tapes, DVD's, videofiles and www:
1985 "Glas und Metall", "Ignoramus", performance in the "Big Apple" Zürich, production "Diaton" ETH Zürich.
1986 "Steine und Messer", event "Alles und noch viel mehr" of the Art Museum Bern, production "Petson Video" Bürglen.
1987 "Blinde Tiere", concert in the Rote Fabrik Zürich.
1990 "Schall und Wahn" tour, production "Magic Camera" Zürich.
1991 "Löffel", 1993 "Zitronensand", 1994 "Klang und Kleid", 1995 "Muster" and "guinea-pig", Kunsthalle St. Gallen.
1996 "interface", 1996 "Konstruktion der Persönlichkeit", 1996 "der Auftrag" and 1997 "@if_finger".
2012 Double DVD, 3 hours performance videos from 1984 – 1997.
2016 "I breathe you in", 2018 "Plastiklöffel", shed in the Eisenwerk Frauenfeld.
2019 "whispering water", "landing", Rhizom Festival, Rote Fabrik Zürich, complete show, 56 min.
2021 DVD "einmal für immer", DVD launch Performance in the "Kult", Max Frisch Bad Zürich.
2022 "Bang", Tinguely museum park, Basel. 2023 "vergessen", K3000, Zürich.
Performance videos, self-production.

More information:

2022, Bang Bang, Performance Histories, exhibition project, museum Tinguely Basel.
Performance All Day Long, Interview, more Information in the Mediathek.
Videostill prints exhibition and DVD's in the Kulturbüro Zürich.

2021, DVD "einmal für immer", with newly edited Halle K videos,
from the years 1984 – 1997, Release 2021, publisher ArtAdventures, Art on DVD.
  DVD launch with performance in the gallery "Kult", Max Frisch Bad Zürich.

2019, "Resist Entropy", Compilation Vinyl EP, Lustpoderosa production,
   short preview, link to Schrei and Ignoramus

  HALLE K show (the movie, 56 min) at the Rhizom Festival, in the Rote Fabrik Zürich.

2018, "Preferred Videotapes" ShedBar, performance and projections with Halle K,
Eisenwerk Frauenfeld. Thurgaukultur Magazin, Videos "Plastiklöffel" and "making of".

2016, HALLE K workshop, "Ich atme Dich ein / I breathe you in", Eisenwerk Frauenfeld.
interactive performance within the international artproject, "Meer Teilen: Buen Vivir", Video "Kali".

2012, Double DVD, 180 minutes Halle K performance videos from 1984 – 1997.
Reason for this DVD was the book project, "heute und danach", the Swiss Underground Music Scene of the 80's,
from Swiss Punk & Wave Records, thanks to Lurker Grand and André Tschan.

2000, "inter-faces" CD-ROM at the International Media Art Festival "VIPER".
Have a look at a html excerpt of "inter-faces":