7. Werkleitz Biennale Happy Believers
Festival Program
Picture Gallery
german version
Saturday 09.09.2006

11 a.m.
exhibition guided tour

12 a.m. Weinecksaal / Cinema
Jerusalem My Love
Jeppe Rønde
DK 2003, 73 min, Danish with English subtitles

2 p.m. Weinecksaal / Cinema
Introduction by Angelika Richter

Malinovy zvon / The Sound of Malines
Alina Rudnitskaya
RU/DE 2006, 30 min, Russian with English subtitles

Sanctus, Sanctus
Thomas Werner
GDR 1988, 12 min, German

The Actors of Subliminal History
Christian Pogacean
RO 2004, 2:50 min

Sovetskaja elegija / Soviet Elegy
Alexander Sokurov
USSR 1989, 37 min, Russian with German subtitles

4 p.m. Weinecksaal
Belief in Transition
lecture by Boris Buden, Berlin
Moderation: Solvej Helweg Ovensen

6 p.m.
exhibition guided tour

8 p.m. Weinecksaal
Populist Paradise
Performance by Bernadette La Hengst, Till Müller-Klug, Cal McBride, Featuring: Knarf Rellöm, Pastor Leumund, local special guests

10:30 p.m. Weinecksaal / Cinema
Introduction by Jan Schuijren

Low Attention Span / High Curiosity Rate (Portrait of Peter Elliot)
Tiago Carneiro da Cunha
BR/GB 2000, 7 min

The Idiot
Jeroen Eisinga
NL 1999, 7 min, Dutch with English subtitles

Caitlin Hulscher
NL 1994, 2:09 min, English

Die Menschen sind töricht, sie können nicht fliegen / People Are Foolish, They Don't Know How to Fly
Jeroen Eisinga
NL 1998, 5 min, German

Qingjing Jing / Purity and Tranquility Scripture
Hung Chih Peng
TW 2004, 19:38 min

Zoals het werd geopenbaard aan Jeroen Eisinga / As It Was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga
Jeroen Eisinga
NL 1998, 8 min

Curious About Existence
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby
CA 2003, 11 min, English

The Wandering Mind
Caitlin Hulscher
NL 1994, 1:54 min

Towards a Common Understanding
Doug Fishbone
US/GB 2005, 12:30 min, English

One Black / One White
Hung Chih Peng
TW 2001, 2:44 min

Naïve Melody
Kerry Tribe
US 2002, 4 min, English

Ralph Jürgen Colmar
GB 2005, 1:30 min, English

10 p.m. Happy Believers Club
Sakropop „When using a beat band, the volume should be considerate to the congregation!"
commented Djing by Frank Apunkt Schneider, Bamberg (monochrom)

followed by / followed by
DJ Bigbork, Halle & DJ Beatnik, Weimar

Sakropop: “When using a beat band, the volume should be considerate to the congregation!”

Frank Apunkt Schneider: Sakropop
The “decreasing numbers of young participants in church services” was often explained in the 1970s with an “extensive marginalization of the lifeworlds of young people“ in the services. Perforce the church had to accept pop music as the most important form of expression of young people. The long, difficult and tragicomical integration of pop music in church is told by the history of Sakropop. Sakropop is “new church music with the stylistic devices of modern popular music”, according to Martin Bubmann, the Diedrich Diederichsen of that scene. Sakropop integrated the countless contradictions between religious dogmatism and the promise of freedom in pop music and brought them into an adequate form: Sakropop is perhaps the most alienated form of pop. There is nothing authentic about it! And that is, well, pop. Sakropop is probably the strangest sub-genre of all pop. It is practiced only within an almost invisible subculture. It is, well, incredibly strange music.

The pop theoretician Frank Apunkt Schneider will play highlights from his extensive sacropop collection and explain them. Frank Apunkt Schneider is a writer (for example for Testcard, monochrom, Bad Alchemy and Intro) and member of monochrom, Vienna. He just published Als die Welt noch unterging - Von Punk nach NDW.

monochrom, founded 1993, is an internationally active art-technology- philosophy collective, based in the Vienna Museumsquartier. The members of the group are: Johannes Grenzfurthner, Günther Friesinger, Evelyn Fürlinger, Harald List, Anika Kronberger, Franz Ablinger, Frank Apunkt Schneider and Daniel Fabry.