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Karl Holmqvist: I want Your Texts

For a marathon reading and recording session with Karl Holmqvist at the radio station of the United Nations Plaza, audience was asked to contribute texts which they wanted to hear read by Karl. Some of the texts were political manifestos, newspaper clippings, short stories, poems, declarations of love, all types of erotic dreams or other dreams as well or favourite song lyrics.

The reading was broadcasted on WUNP 95.2 FM - a radio station produced by neuroTransmitter (Valerie Tevere + Angel Nevarez) for United Nations Plaza. WUNP was a portal for broadcasting audio works and conceptual radio projects. Over the course of the summer and fall of 2007 WUNP was on air across Berlin (95.2 FM) and beyond through internet stream on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning at 6 PM CEST (Berlin) through November.

Karl Holmqvist was born in Västerås, Sweden, and now lives and works in Berlin. Holmqvist uses texts, presented in written or spoken form, to address to the ethics and aesthetics of issues such as politics and religion. The resulting installations of his work are usually minimal and functional; boxes of published texts, computers and listening stations. Karl Holmqvist participated in exhibitions including Utopia Station, Venice Biennale; Models for tomorrow, European Kunsthalle, Cologne; If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam; e-flux video rental; The Fifteen Minutes Show, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam; Gasthof, Staedelschule, Frankfurt; and numerous other.

Karl Holmqvist

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