ERIC D. CLARK

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Eric D. Clark:
Self Marketing in the private art sectors, or "Basic Schmoozing"
How to maximize your potential in the field of the arts you deem your own strength
Tuesday, 24th June, 19 h, Aula

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Born beautiful and talented, Eric mastered piano by 10, at the same age was recruited to play for God at the Allen Chappell A.M.E. Church, leading his own choir of 5-12 year olds ’the Angel Choir‘ in all Sunday processions. His belief was compounded when he read a Jehovah's Witness ’Watchtower‘ magazine where ’disco‘ was described as ”devil music, fueled by drugs and false euphoria“ -he had found his vocation. In search of better records Eric went from California via Paris to Cologne where he meets Hans Nieswandt and does a series of parties known as the legendary ’Whirlpool Parties‘, understanding "Whirlpool" in the sense to be euphemism to a mixture of events and not solely funneled into one mono sensory direction. Asked what influenced him in his work he names among hundred others: Cabaret Voltaire, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Vocoder’s, The Tele Harmonium, telephone, nintendo64, David Bowie, logarithms, Monty Python, Nirvana, George & Ira Gershwin, Barbara Streisand, Janet Jackson, Sonic Youth, Josephine Baker, Yves Saint Laurent, Sir Sean Connery, conspiracy and game theory, Martin Kippenberger, Skunk Anansie, The Simpsons, AC/DC, Japan, Zappa, Chicks on Speed, Bauhaus (the band and the architecture school NOT the chain store in Germany), Nina Hagen, Stockhausen, David Lynch, KISS, Bananarama, The Pet Shop Boys, The Harlem Globetrotters, Madonna, Albert Camus, Pasolini and Naomi Campbell. He is based in Berlin.