Album artwork layouts for Remko Scha ‘Machine Guitars’ LP (1982) by Kremlin, Netherlands

TG: Remko Scha
31 March-4 June 2017
Friday-Saturday 12:00-18:00 or by appointment

PREVIEW: Thursday 30 March, 18:00-21:00
Performance at Nottingham Contemporary: Saturday 3 June

TG presents the work of Amsterdam based artist, scientist, composer and experimental musician: Remko Scha (1945–2015).

The exhibition at TG and performance at Nottingham Contemporary will encapsulate four significant bodies of work, some of which have never been on public display before.

Scha’s practice was equal parts scientific and artistic experimentation that involved many and whose influence is acknowledged by several of the most noteworthy musicians, artists and performers of the past 50 years. Scha’s experimentation with methods of making music void of direct human interaction are possibly his most significant works. Making their debut supporting Bauhaus in Eindhoven were The Machines, a “band” of electric guitars suspended from wires accompanied by mechanical devices that would ‘shake’, ‘throb’, ‘thrash’, ‘switch’, ‘stroke’ ‘sweep’, ‘slam’ and ‘brush’ rope against the guitar strings.

More information on Remko Scha and the upcoming programme can be found here.

This exhibition, performance and publication is dedicated to Remko Scha who sadly died in the Autumn of 2015. TG would like to offer a special thanks to Remko’s wife, author Josien Laurier who has helped at every stage to realise this display of work by one of the most important figures of European experimental art practice of the past 50 years.

This commission forms part of Object Performance, a series of works presented by Primary & TG, combining residency and exhibition formats, alongside new performances.

 

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