S.P.K. "Despair - Digitally Extracted" DVD

artist: S.P.K. label: Twin Vision / CaTV


Label: Twin Vision / CaTV
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After being hidden in time for about 25 years this industrial milestone of the infamous 1st generation got renovated extended and digitally overworked by CaTV. Cathy Vogan - Media Artist & Designer has been three times nominated for Video Art Award and received ZKM (Karlsuhe) Production Award for her work!
A true statement and monument for the outstanding band S.P.K. who gathered together under so many names like: SoliPsiK, Selektiv Pornography Kontrol, Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv, System Planning Korporation just to name a few, and with this release a new name is created: "Schuldig an der Pervertierung der Kultur." Besides D.Guerin and CAT TV another member needs to be mentoined: K.OSMOSIS K. Osmosis is an active member of - possibly the new "Neil" (Ni/H/IL)! This brilliant young man suffers from Asperger's syndrome. He writes his solepsistic texts to the world from his Keller via his identical (mirror) twin brother, in-between paralyzing bouts of "stimming." K.O. is in the process of articulating a fresh, theoretical foundation for the Kollective SPK.
Twin Vision, Cat TV and Tesco Germany presents the only group in industrial musics history that stands on the same level as Throbbing Gristle, for some even above. Influence to so many followers. The project ideal is to express the content of various psycho -pathalogical conditions, especially schizophrenia, manic - depressive psychosis, mental retardation and paranoia. Information Overload supersedes normal, rational thought structures, forcing deviation into less restrictive mental procedures of so-called 'mental illness.' SPK is trying to be a voice for those individuals condemned to the slow decay of mental hospitals and chemical/electro/surgical therapy, without fetishising them into blatant entertainment product. 'SONIC FOR MANICS' aims to be a vehicle for sharing mental experiences through sound.
This DVD compiles material that marked the genesis of the group. The members at that time were known as Operator, Ne(H)il and Tone Generator. Like rare live moments of the bands, energetic performances covering music from "Leichenschrei" to "Information Overload," Live rehearsal footage from "Auto Dafe," slide shows, documentary and a filmed interview with Tone Generator aka Domink Guerin founding member and man behind Twin Vision. -Label Description
[ t r a c k l i s t ]
S.P.K. For Mental Health:
1. Contakt
2. Germanik
3. Slogun
4. Leichenschrei / Israel
5. Genetic Transmission
6. John
7. Chamber Musik
8. Suture Obsession
Live At Sam's:
9. Berufsverbot
10. Post-Mortem
11. Walking On Dead Steps
12. Wars Of Islam
13. Despair
Tone Generator In 2007:
14. CaTV Interviews Tone Generator
15. Brickworks
16. Stranded
[ n o t e s ]
Performed by Ne(h)il and Operator
Performed, filmed, visuals, edited and produced by Tone Generator
Edited, mastered, Interface music for DVD release by CaTV
Interface design by CaTV
Edited, filmed and visuals by Stephen Jones
2007 Texts by K. Osmosis
Produced for Vhs release by Kolleen Forde
This was first released in 1983 by Twin Vision (Twin 1) on VHS
The material was "renovated extended and digitally overworked by CaTV"
<S.P.K.> For Mental Health filmed in 1979 with V.J. Stephen Jones. Dedicated to Ni/H/il. Referred to in the DVD interface/menue simply as "S.P.K. - 1979"
Brickwerks recorded / filmed live in Sydney 1981.
Live At Sam's recorded / filmed live in Minneapolis 1982.
The SnaPshocKs section features two theme-specific slideshows of unpublished stills accompanied by music by SPK.
Also features an internet link to S.P.K. Online.
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