MARTIN REV / STEFAN ROLOFF

Selected Presentations of Films and Videos

2004 “The Red Orchestra” Dokument Kino, Berlin, Arsenal, Berlin , Germany
2003 “Film stock” Curated by Carlo Mc Cormick & Tessa Hughes Freeland, New York City
“The Red Orchestra” 3001 Cinema, B Movie, Potsdam Film Museum, Arsenal, Germany
“So Into You” Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
1999 “When 6 Is 9” Galerie Deschler, Berlin, Germany
1996 "Envideo Caceres", Gran Teatro, Caceres, Spain
Television Española, Spain
1992 The Seed Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Casa de Cultura Basauri, Bilbao, Spain
Palau Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1990 Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Electronic Cinema Festival, Tokyo
“Metropolis”, Television Española
MTV, USA Network, VH1
1989 Canal+, Paris
Centre Pompidou, Paris
1988 NHK, Japan
3rd Videonale, Bonn, Germany

Martin Rev is a musician who, together with Alan Vega, formed the legendary New York based punk rock duo Suicide. Stefan Roloff is a filmmaker and artist known for his pioneering digital works. Crossing boundaries between visual art and music, his groundbreaking video “The Face” was a prototype for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”. It also started the Rev / Roloff collaboration in 1985, with Suicide’s “Dominic Christ” song.

Rev / Roloff are now, for the first time, presented as a live performance. On stage, a circular screen is suspended in mid air. Martin Rev plays in front of it while Stefan Roloff mixes projections from a variety of his video creations. Because of their improvised parts, no two shows are alike.

Images and music are combined into one direct and raw new language that ignores the individual disciplines’ safe margins and doesn’t need any translation. Like a hypnotic ritual, it pulls the audiences into a space beyond common boundaries and all that first meets the eye.

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