monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group of basket weaving enthusiasts and theory do-it-yourselfers having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is the super-affirmation of the globalization trap. monochrom has existed in this (and every other) form since 1993.
monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism. monochrom publishes the book of the same name in addition to its activity in other areas. What are we doing? monochrom is an open field of experimentation: international art scene, panel discussion event technology, souls bought and sold, game and shame shows, readings of the dreariest sort, theory cocooning, film short processing, website squatters’ consultancy, alternative space travel projects, do-it-yourself surveillance courses, riddle rallyes, ecumenical field services, overhead projector comics, circumstantiation, Power Point fairytales, layouting and decomposition, propagandistic summer camps, monumental puppet theater, aesthetic pregnancy counseling, producing, promoting and destroying music, party service, expressional dance, Biennial brawls, GDR rock, DJ events and lots more…
monochrom’s mission, its passion and quasi-ontological vocation, is primarily the collection, grouping, registration and querying (liberation?) of the scar tissue represented by everyday cultural artifacts. This mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment. What does that all mean. Everything and nothing. Anyway, you feel well but are afraid of skin cancer. monochrom is an offer, for a limited time only, to partake of our guided tours and travel services, but it is also a collage with archive and an alternative listing system that understands how to evade mainstream agricultural influence through the art of movement. monochrom is a book, a notebook, a fanzine. As a book it is the book based on the major motion picture; the movie is the movie based on the situation, the situation is political; and, being political, it is supranational; the supranational is a job for Superman, but it is also a prototype of the typical workaday anomie of today’s individual. The continental drift arising from this workaday anomie needs to be supranationally reanchored in little planned ergonomies. monochrom, as its name already indicates, can be read in the tradition of Russian Suprematism, but also under any ordinary nightstand lamp. monochrom is a website, an email invitation, a media archive. As an email invitation it is an offer to make contact, and yet this contact is subject to numerous special conditions, such as that of human existence. Thus no email invitations are sent to frogs and a roll of 35mm film has never been encouraged to make a state visit to a potential public. Still, among people, there is contact. And there is monochrom. Make to-do lists!
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