Rolf Hinterecker, Freudental Bensberg, Austria + Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
"Basisstation" Mixed Media
Banyan Presentations and Workshops:
17-10-06 University of Forestry Ha Tay Vietnam
20-10-06 Goetheinstitut Hanoi
08-12-06 Uni Paderborn
16-10-07 BHU University, Varanasi India
When I was the first time in a village somewhere in the jungle in Sri Lanka or Northern Thailand I wondered why these people live without any beauty.. There are no flowers at the huts and no green at all . Just a great plain place of swept soil. No chance even for some dry leaves or any dirt. I thought about the difference of European farm or country houses with their flower gardens and the balconies.
In my garden is a little lake and in springtime there are hundreds may be even thousands of green frogs. Their croaking is really noisy ..but this is not the problem. One of my daughters is paranoid about frogs…When she was 8 or 9 years old she stepped bar feed on such a poor creature in the night time. The frog was killed and since those days she wouldn’t even watch at them. The old fairytale that you should kiss a frog to get a prince, sounds just obscene for her. Now she is 22 and not married yet.
Two years ago I nearly stepped into a 1.50 meter long and fat snake laying on the stones in the entrance door. I am paranoid about snakes… even if I have seen lots of different kinds in jungles all around the world. No, I get always a shock (and the poor snake as well I guess.) It took me a while to realize that the snakes there are at least 5 of them live around the lake in our garden. They are absolute harmless. And they live from fishes and frogs! My daughter loves snakes.. She is able to hang them around her neck!
So both of us avoid to come too close to the lake… The problem is that between two trees there is also the clothes line to pick up the washed laundry…. And we don’t even think about killing an animal..
I have offered a neighbours boy to pay him 10 US per snake if he catches them and transport to the lakes in forest some miles away. My daughter complained so the snakes will stay. So there is no solution so far.
But I have learned from the tribes in the jungle. I cut the grass as short as possible and avoid all bushes and vegetation close by the places I have to walk in my garden.
In wintertime there are no snakes and no frogs.. but also it makes no sense to hang the laundry out. Mostly it is raining or there are just a few hours daylight.
Several education's (painting/ stained glass windows/ study social worker/ Contemporary Art (Study of Metal-Sculpturing Prof. Berger / Painting Prof. Dank)
1975 Jet Ferro, art group
1980/ 83 Traveling around the world. Main focused on South-East-Asia. Diaries/ movies/ performances in Japan, India, Singapore, Nepal, Thailand, Australia, Tahiti USA and others.
1988 Preunschen Stipendium Harlekin Art
1993-98 Member and chairman of the Ultimate Akademie, Cologne. (a fluxus based art group founded 1988 by Al Hansen)
solo (s) and group (g) - exhibitions (selection)
2005 Organised Matter, Installation at 'Laboratorium of Art', Villa Streccius, Kunstverein Landau Germany (G)
2004 The leave of the lotus flower Objekt-Installation with water bassains at 'looking back forward', 20 years Kaos Galerie,Kunstwerk Cologne, (G)
2004 Laboratoire temporaire Parc de Liessies France (s)
2004 the 6, Finger, Installation at '> fast forward ' Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden / Germany (g)
2003 Temporäres Flusslabor Schwinmendes Groß-Objekt in the Donau in Rahmen of 'Galerie im Fluss' Grein / Austria (g)
2002 Genome-Gnome-Project - Works of 1984-2002, Gallery Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach/ Germany (s)
2001 LEBEN..life activity, Installationen / Environments / Objects , Gallery 68elf, Cologne / Germany (s)
2001 Temporary Laboratory, Environment / Objects : Dystans 777, 'Baltic Contemporary Art Biennal', Stettin / Poland (g)
2000 The Genome Gnome Project, first experimetal research for living conditions in open space, 'Kunst in the Landschaft V', Gut Gasteil, / Austria (g)
1998 The blue seeds, Installation atr Genforschung, Nationalpark Ojców, Kraków/ Poland (g)
1998 Amm...it`s me, GalleryOpen Space, Bangkok / Thailand (g)
1997 a global affair, Installation in public Space in Chiang Mai / Thailand) (g)
1994 Chromososmenbarke, Objekt / Installation, Institut für Humangenetik, Düsseldorf / Germany (s)
1994 Interferenz Sehnsucht, at 'You and me shop' v. Takako Saito, GalleryIllverich, Düsseldorf / Germany (g)
1993 Kontaminiert, Environment / Objects atr Genmanipulation: Ultinate Akademie, Cologne/ Germany (s)
1993 TATA OST, Interaktive Gruppe, Ehrenf. Kunstvereins (Cologne ) .Grassimuseum, Leipzig/ Germany (g)
1988 Toy-Napping, Edition of objects about the zoo of nuclear physics / Germany (s)
1985 Weißes Schiff mit Gold and Silber, Installation for 'Harlekin', Michael Berger, Wiesbaden ( Wolkenbilder: Geoffry Henriks ) (s)
1985 Apokalypse, Mixed Media / Environments / Installationen / 9 Videos, Kaos Gallery,Cologne /Germany (s)
1984 sand, Installation and Enviroment, in the Pret ,New York / USA (g)
1978 Natur, Natur, in the smallest galelry of the world', of Heinz Zolper and Theo Lambertin, in Cologne er Kunstverein (s)
1974 Moos-Enviroment, 'Neumarkt of the Artists' (NDK), Cologne
Projects: Concept, Realisation, Organisation (selection)
2006 in progress Co-Organisator of the International Performance Art Conference in Vietnam
2004 Performance and Science Contribution to ASIA TOPIA (Concrete House/ Chumpon Apisuk) 6 Austrian artists participate with Performances, workshops, lectures at: Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology and Silpakorn University
2003 Paszport Interactive Network and Communication project among the Ryzom close to Cologne and Poland
Exhibition: Baltic Biennale 2003 in Stettin (Poland) GALLERYA OFFICIA Idea / Concept / Realisation with: Michael Wittassek and others
1998 KOP KHUN KHA / KRAP, Retrospective des Projects 'Golden Tuk Tuk´s and Fluxus Ouark' with artists from Thailand / Asia and Europe. Documentation / Installation. Exhibition /Realisation: Anja Ibsch / Marianne Tralau / Parzival. Thai Currys of Kosit Juntaratip, Eat-Art / Kochperformance for 60 guests. 0.55 / 55 performances, with 32 Performers, Gallery 68elf , Cologne
1997 Performance Art- Conference, Silpakorn University / Concrete House / About Café, Suan Pakkad Palace , Bangkok (Thailand). International meeting of Performance Art with 60 participating Artists from Asia and Europe. Curators /Organisation: 'ASA European', (B. Nieslony/ Cologne ) 'Concrete House',(Chumpon Apisuk, BKK)/ 'Goethe Institut BKK ' Silpakorn University', BKK 'Suan Pakkad Pallace' (Maymay Jumsai), Chulalongkorn University and the 'Ultimate Akademie', (V. Hamann, R. Hinterecker )
1997 One Day of my Life in a Box, 2nd exhibition, Rathhaus of the City Council Cologne. (Golden Tuk Tuk´s and Fluxus Ouark, in Kooperation with the Goethe Institute Bangkok and the Ultimate Akademie)
1997 Open Tent, Project of the Ultimate Akademie for Chiang Mai Social Installation (Thailand) 19 Artists from the network of the Ultimate Akademie, Cologne with Interventions/ Internet forum / Objects / Installations / Performances / Videos. Curator Chiang Mai: Uthit Atinana (Golden Tuk Tuk´s and Fluxus Ouark, in Cooperation with the Goethe Institute BKK)
1996 One Day of my Life in a Box, Communication - / Mail art Project, Workshops with ca. 140 participants. Sky-Dome des World Trade Centre, Bangkok, Coordination and Realisation
1996 Performance a´la carte 2, in memory of the dead of Al Hansen. Performance Event in Luxus-Hotel ship 'Helvetia' 98 Actions of 40 Artists. If you order they will perform at the tables of the guests. Idea: Knud Pädterson / Dänemark Waiter: Ben Patterson / Knopp Ferro / Dietmar Pokoyski. Realisation with the Ultimate Akademie : Cooperation with Stadtmuseum Cologne
1995 To Early, To Late, Project with Ben Patterson for the Karneval of Cologne/ Workshop / Exhibition / Performances. Idea / Concept with: Ben Patterson / Ingo Gräbner / Knopp Ferro and others
2005 Lost, Contribution to "Silabha" Benefit festival for Tsunami victims, Curator Valerian Maly , Bern Switzerland
2005 Luggage, Contribution to "Farang" Curator: Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Machfeld Galery / Vienna, Austria
2004 Tak-Bai Incident , Contribution to ASIA TOPIA 6 "Mild Conflict" / Concrete House, Curator: Chumpon Apisuk , Bangkok/Thailand
2004 Habitat 3, at the II international Performance Art Meeting Czczecin / Poland
2004 No title, at 'Sperrgebiet' Waldstadt, Gallery Wünsdorf / Berlin / Germany
2002 Worn out tools, at 'Dystans 777' / Stettin / Cologne ., Gallery 68elf, Cologne ,
2001 Breeding, at 'vron lichnam', Zionskirche, Berlin / BRD
2000 Green laboratory, at 'Performance Art in NRW,' Kunstraum, DD blue water, at 'Performance S pur', Stadtmuseum Siegburg / D
1999 Still searching, at 'Trawnik', Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie / Stettin, Poland.
1999 Water, at 'Transit', Curator: Jan Morgenthaler Zürich / Switzerland.
1997 Gold , ' 0.55', 'Performance-Conference Bangkok, Silpakorn University, Bangkok /Thailand
1998 OJCÓW-PERFORMANCE, with Michael Wittássek , Ojcow National park, Kraków / Poland.
1997 Final Decision, at Tha Phae Gate, Chiang Mai, /Thailand. at 'Chiang Mai Social Installation' /CMSI. Organisation: Uthit Atimana
1997 a global affair, Intervention in public space at CMSI / Thailand
1996 Co-Performer at Ben Patterson's piece 'Bolero', Gallery Schüppenhauer, Cologne / Germany
1996 Suche der Sehnsucht, Outdoor-Performance Kürten, Bergisches Land Co-Performer: Mary Noele Dupuis / Volker Hamann
1996 Schweinkram, at ' Performance a´la carte 2' , Hotelship 'Helvetia' , Cologne, in Cooperation with Ultimate Akademie
1994 Contribution at 100 Performances, Ultimate Akademie, Urania Theatre, Cologne
1994 Talk with Ingo Kümmel, Rhenania, Cologne
1993 local hero, Outdoor-Performance, at the mining tower 'Lüderich', Berg. Land
1984 Inseln and Schneisen, (islands and lanes) Intervention and Biotransfer in the City territory, Ehrenstraße, Cologne
1983 imagine, Bondi Beach , Sydney / Australia.
1982 desert dream, Native Cap, Outback / Australia.
1982 Escape, with Dagmar Ditzer / City place / Singapore.
1982 Fühl mal wieder, Riech mal wieder, Intervention, German Embassy / Singapore
1981 Konsumspurensicherung an tibetanischer Grenze, LangTang / Nepal.
1981 Hong Kong / Singapore, Co-Performer: Dagmar Ditzer / Hong-Kong.
1979 Sossagio, City-Performance with tram / 10 actors, at '1. Cologne Performance-festival / Neumarkt of the Artists', Cologne /Germany