Kraftwerk’s Robot-Pop Takeover of Sprüth Magers, Berlin

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Jul 16, 2013 3:27PM

In 1970s Dusseldorf, set to the backdrop of an experimental art scene still lingering from the ’60s, the beloved robot pop, krautrock duo Kraftwerk emerged. Working in the now-iconic Kling Klang Studio, the pair would soon become pioneers of the electronic music scene and steadfast fixtures in contemporary visual art. Today, their legendary multimedia project is characterized by computer-speech software and audio-visual concert performances that have traversed the globe and currently found their way to a solo exhibition at Sprüth Magers in Berlin, where viewers donning 3D glasses are met with eight looped videos, from 1974 through 2003. “Nowadays basically Kraftwerk is a space lab: we can land anywhere as long as we have the projectors and the screens,” founding member Ralf Hütter said. At right, view a collection of clips shot during performances of the videos screened at the gallery—filmed all over the world—and brought together under the Sprüth Magers roof.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is on view at Sprüth Magers, Berlin, through August 31, 2013.

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