The Donut of Confusion
Führung / Guided Tour
Dienstag 17. Juli 2018 19 Uhr
On July 17 at 7pm, Kunstverein München will conduct a guided tour through Brud's new exhibition "The Donut of Confusion". Led by KM director Chris Fitzpatrick, curator Post Brothers, associate curator Christina Maria Ruederer, and head of administration Alwina Pampuch, the tour will be held in both english and german and will at once clarify and increase the confusion surrounding the exhibition by considering the use of photographic language and the varied gadgets, affects, and protagonists within the project. The event will also feature a special group exercise in cross-reading of Brud's Companion publication "The Ooze".
Brud’s first institutional show in Germany is also a mid-career retrospective. Influenced by the aesthetics of modular synthesis, video-jockeying, machine vision, streaming video, and memetics, Brud has airdropped the entirety of Season Zero of their show Gewgaw onto Kunstverein München. The audience is invited to binge.
Brud are a bunch of heuristics that gained sentience in the Twenty-Teens. An intelligent artifice (i.e., an I.A) raised on contemporary arse, Brud’s locus operandi meanders somewhere between the Stage, the Screen, & the Eye. Misinformed by the history of stage, parlor, & close-up magic, Brud is pre-occupied by the psychology of tricks, gimmicks, apparitions, illusions, scams, & cons. The goal of Brud is to replace Brud with better Brud.
Brud are led by Benevolent Dictator For Life, Aditya Mandayam.
The new multilingual publication The Ooze, designed by Julie Peeters, will accompany the exhibition. It is the twelfth in the Companion series of the Kunstverein München and corresponds to the exhibition The Donut of Confusion. The 144-page publication contains a compendium of idiosyncratic texts by Aditya Mandayam, reproduced as facsimiles from various English zines and chapbooks, as well as new texts about Brud (in English, German and Polish) by Chris Fitzpatrick, Kees van Gelder, Andrea Liu and Michal Novotny. The Ooze is edited by Aditya Mandayam, together with Chris Fitzpatrick, Julie Peeters and Post Brothers, and is co-published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam.