Cosima von Bonin sees sound and music as key components of her works. On the upper story of her current exhibition at mumok sound bells hang from the ceiling, and from them the tones of Berlin DJ Moritz von Oswald pour out above the visitors’ heads. Among Cosima von Bonin’s longstanding partners are the German band Tocotronic, the duo Phantom Ghost, and pop “bard” Andreas Dorau.
This is why concerts are included in the mumok retrospective show of this German artist’s work. Within the Vienna Art Week, the duo Phantom Ghost will be playing in mumok's stairwell.
This band comprises pianist Thies Mynther and singer Dirk von Lowtzow, whose music cites a wide range of musical genres with both great technical precision and artistic experimentation, finding new forms of expression from operetta to disco sounds. Their song texts combine the light-hearted with the contemplative, and they take an artistically heightened, humorous, and often tongue-in-cheek look at contemporary social and political issues. Themes like the pressure to perform and achieve success and burnout are not only present in their music, but also in von Bonin’s installations. With a concert in the exhibition, visitors will be able to both hear music and see art in a new light.
The concert takes place within Vienna Art Week 2014