Kraftwerk at Sprüth Magers

Kraftwerk at Sprueth Magers, installation view
Kraftwerk at Spruth Magers, installation view

Electro pioneers Kraftwerk (who performed in Sydney earlier this year as part of Vivid) are exhibiting eight looped videos at Sprüth Magers in Berlin until August 31st.  Made between 1974 and 2003, the collected footage in ‘Kraftwerk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8’ charts the rise of electronic music generated by band co-founders Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf (where their closest neighbour was Gerhard Richter no less).


Like those who attend their concerts, visitors to the exhibition must wear special 3D glasses when viewing the work, reflecting the musicians’ positioning of their performances as completely integrated audio/visual events.  The Tateshots clip above, produced during Kraftwerk’s February concert season at Tate Modern, offers further insight into their highly influential layering of music, sound, videos, sets and performance.

Kraftwerk at Sprüth Magers