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A Ursula Hoff contemporary lecture presented by RMIT Gallery.
Presented by a panel of artists and musicians who were involved in the Geniale Dilletanten movement in Germany and artists who were part of the Australian artistic subculture in the 1980s, this lecture will reflect on the do-it-yourself spirit of this period, in which everything seemed open, possible, alterable, and unpredictable. What became of it, and what was its influence and legacy? Aspects to be explored include; amateurism and the ‘no-skill phenomenon’, cross-genre experimentation, the use of new electronic equipment, the emergence of new record labels, magazines, galleries and clubs, as well as the plethora of independently produced records, tapes and concerts.
Presented by RMIT Gallery and the Ursula Hoff Institute and the S.R. Stoneman Foundation to coincide with the Goethe Institut touring exhibition Genial Dilletanten: German subculture in the 1980s and Australian ingenious amateurs at RMIT Gallery from 13 November to 27 February 2016. With support from the RMIT EU Centre.
- Dr Stuart Grant (Primitive Calculators).
- Dr Motte (DJ, Founder of The Love Parade)
- Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut)
- Mathilde Weh (Geniale Dilletanten curator)
- Jenny Watson (renowned Australian artist)
- Ash Wednesday (sound designer and musician).