October 31 - December 14, 2008
A collective as a band, a band that’s not making music but applying itself to image sampling and mixing. That’s who The Changes are. ‘The Times they are The Changes’, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, and so music leaves the field for image, film and – yes, a bit of – sound. After gigs in Milan, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, The Changes are now ready for a European tour, which kicks off at MU. Their overpowering image concert promises to be a mixture between a psychedelic campfire and a mysterious advertising pillar.
Departing from backgrounds in fashion, graphic design, pop, and art, the four band members have for a couple of years now applied themselves with sincere commitment and boundless passion for association to the magic of the autodidactic underground. In their interventions, the influence of and the experience with the CULTural explosions of the ‘80s and ‘90s - rave, metal, acid, punk, freak-out, rainbow, black, silver, gold, latex, leather, and denim - merge into a redefinition of the present, a joyful, comic explosion, pulsating with energy and positivism.
The Changes are Roland Korg, Boohoo Haha, Aries Overload, and Vertical Doorway. To those who don’t know these names as yet, I’d say, think of Misha Hollenbach and Shauna T, better known as Perks & Mini from Melbourne, Fergus Purcell from London, better known as Fergadelic, and Sk8thing from Tokyo. The exhibition is accompanied by a special catalogue published in collaboration with Nieves and PAM Books, and a unique edition of T-shirts
The Times They Are The Changes opens on Friday October 31, 20.00h at MU.
Our special guest for the evening would be DJ Thomas Bullock, together with The Changes they will play live.