to rococo rot

Sound Installation | computer controlled drills, dub plates, record player, tape echo, sound system

Solo show with Ronald Lippok | Galerie Weißer Elefant, Berlin, 1995


The exhibition to rococo rot led to the foundation of the band of the same name consisting of Stefan Schneider, Ronald Lippok and Robert Lippok. The original exhibition title and future band name referred to a palindrome taken from the collection of a 19th century English gentleman. The exhibited cycle of images by Ronald Lippok interpreted parts of the alchemist writing Philosophia Reformata by composer and scholar Johann Daniel Mylius dating from 1622. Here, Robert Lippok developed an electro-acoustic, musical automaton consisting of electric motors, record players, drills, an Atari-computer as a control unit, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and various everyday objects. The computer translated musical notes into electrical impulses, which drove the record players in turn: sound loops were superimposed, formed clusters, and ultimately broke up into random noise.

Photo: Galerie Weisser Elefant, 1995