The Longue Duree

Intermedia-Performance with das mollsche gesetz, telefante & Anthony Moore zu Fernand Braudels Text “The Mediterranian in the Ancient World”.

Düsseldorf: Donnerstag 10. September, 20:30 Uhr
Filmwerkstatt /Frischzelle @ düsseldorf festival 2015),
Birkenstraße 47, 40233 Düsseldorf – Eintritt 6/12€

Cologne:  11th September, 20:30 Uhr
Kunsthochschule für Medien, Filzengraben 2, 50676 Köln
- Eintritt frei !

TELEFANTE – Luis Negron van Grieken & Juan Orozco (live video manipulation)
das mollsche gesetz – Sebastian Gramss (double bass), Udo Moll (trumpet, electronics), Matthias Muche (trombone)
Anthony Moore (speaker)

Künstlerische Leitung: Matthias Muche 


[FOTO] Torsten Schneider

Partner: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, düsseldorf festival
Gefördert von: Kunststiftung NRW und dem Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

The Longue Dureé


2015, 2016

Based on „The Mediterranian in the Ancient World“ by Fernand Braudel.

Initiated by the reknown german improvising trio „das mollsche gesetz“ in collaboration with Anthony Moore and visual artist group „telefante, „the longue duree“ draws its material as well as its inspiration from Fernand Braudels unique text „the mediterranean in the ancient world“. Braudels very poetic description of a remarkable virtual time-travel from prehistory to the ancient world serves as a starting point for this captivating audiovisual performance.
Video installation, music and text connect themselves to different layers of time and tempo and refer, each in their discrete materiality, directly to Braudel’s theory of a 3-layer history.
Das mollsche gesetz : Udo Moll (Trompets & Electronics), Mathias Muche (Trombon), Sebastian Gramms (Double Bass).
Anthony Moore (Voice)
Luis Negrón van Grieken, Juan Orozco Velasquez (Live Video Manipulation)

Performances in Academy of Media Arts Cologne and at 16/12/2016 at the FESTIVAL NUIT D’HIVER #14 in FRICHE LA BELLE DE MAI, Marseille-France with the friendly support of Goethe Institut France

candens lilium


“Medieval instruments and monastic singing form a touching conclusion and at the same time the highlight of the concert series. Together with the Venezuelan light artist Luis Negrón van Grieken, whose entirely material and visible art is always aimed at the invisible, psychic, the traverse flutist Norbert Rodenkirchen and the singers Sabine Lutzenberger and Lydia Brotherton open contemplative spaces. Visitors will experience transcendent sounds and artistic lighting installations by a great artist.”
Curated by Benedict Hecht und Georg Dietzler
Sabine Lutzenberger, Voice. Lydia Brotherto, Voice. Norvert Rodenkirchen, Old Flute, Arph. 
Luis Negrón van Grieken – Light / Space

ocultar – disfrazar – disimular

Video – Performance


“One hides what you do not want it to be seen, one conceals the obvious, one disguises himself what he wants to be perceived as something other that what it is. To hide by silence, conceals actions, disguised by words. It is revealed by behaviour, or in the speech. Arguably dissimulation is a lie in action…”

In a 45 minute performance the whole space of mapa teatro is converted into a encyclopedical flow of references without any logic of order and accumulation and interference becomes the protagonist of a journey through TELEFANTE’s archive from the last years.
October the 4th, 2012, Mapa Teatro, Bogotá Colombia.
Sound: Andres Jurado

{ñ} an oracle-based composition for a(n) (empty) page




{ñ} is a video concert divided in three parts each one subdivided in different sections which propose to rewrite (in a poetic and metaphorical way) „Diderot & D‘Alambert‘s Encyclopedia“ written in the XVII century and which is one of the most important works of French enlightenment.
{ñ} is located at the intersection of two couples of concepts. The first one related to an intimate approach: photography as selection and also as experimental activity (the laboratory). The second more public related to theater and phantasmagoria.
{ñ} wants to works mainly with the more than 2000 plates that accompany the Encyclopedia. We believe that the plates/illustrations are not mere supplement to the written explanations, but an important and outstanding part of the whole project of the Encyclopedia.




the psychogeographical world of poet and painter William Blakes is the starting point for the invisible framework of this project. His longest and last project Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion tells the genesis with hermetical and alquimistic approach. The concepts and parallels to quantic physics of this story are taken to generate the metaphysical world of this piece
Wolfgang Mitterer, das mollsche gesetz & TELEFANTE
Festival Altstadtherbst Düsseldorf

heines sklavenschiff

„Das Sklavenschiff“ by Heinrich Heine is a text that undulates magnificently between grim humor, satire and a merciless social critique and criticism of capitalism. It nevertheless contains extremely soft, lyrical imagery and numerous burlesque scenes. The epic poem form provides a structure of its own, which is interwoven and held in check by the “mollsche” music.
Parts of the music are composed (by Moll, Schubert, Schumann, Skempton, but improvisation repeatedly opens windows into the unforeseeable. The structure provided by das mollsche gesetz serves to keep the overarching dramaturgy intact.

The video artist’s work can be witnessed in its development live on stage and occupies itself with rediscovering myth and aspects of magic in creating images from light and shadow. The technology used for this is a prototype of a Laterna Magica, which not only incorporates analog (foils, drawings…), but also digital imagery. This method gives the video work a handmade touch and an aura-like effect often missing in modern digital productions.


Heines Sklavenschiff pendelt zwischen bitterboesem Humor, Satire und gnadenloser Sozialkritik und ist doch mitunter von lyrischer Zartheit. Rezitiert von Matthias Scheuring, wird das epische Gedicht verzahnt mit der Musik des Trios das mollsche gesetz, 2004 von Udo Moll als improvisatorisches Forschungsprojekt gegruendet, hat sich zur Regel gemacht, dass kein Stueck laenger dauert als 60 Sekunden / und dass jeweils eine Pause in gleicher Laenge folgt. [—] Parallel dazu schaffen Videokünstler Bildnisse aus Licht und Schatten. So entstehen drei Ausdrucksebenen aus Sprache, Ton und Bild / jede fuer sich autonom, aber gemeinsam sinnfaellig.