Opening and performances | Käthe Kruse 

"Danke! Die Tödliche Doris"
Cooperation Galerie der Stadt Schwaz and KLANGSPUREN Schwaz

Welcome
Dr. Hans Lintner, mayor town of Schwaz

On the exhibition
Cosima Rainer, director Galerie der Stadt Schwaz
Matthias Osterwold, artistic director Klangspuren Schwaz

Performances
18.30h "Lieder in Leder" (Käthe Kruse)
22.00h "Krieg" (Käthe Kruse with Edda and Klara Kruse Rosset), Late Night Lounge in the cellars of Palais Enzenberg

Schwaz on tour:
A bus-shuttle is driving from our opening to the reopening of the Museum der Völker and on to KLANGSPUREN ACADEMY CONCERT in SZentrum Schwaz.

From 1982 to 1987, the artist Käthe Kruse was the drummer of Die Tödliche Doris, a conceptual musical band founded by Wolfgang Müller and Nikolaus Utermöhlen in 1979/1980 that also set foot into the fields of film, visual arts, literature, and performance. In the 1980s, Die Tödliche Doris was a leading element of the Non-Movement Geniale Dilletanten (sic!), which was influential not only in (West) Berlin but also way beyond. The subculture-festival of the same name that took place in the Tempodrom, a famous event venue in Berlin, in 1981, is considered one of the highlights of the alternative artistic scene of the 1980s. It was all about celebrating inability. Starting with the wrong spelling of the actual German word “Dilettantismus” it opposed the steady search for perfectionism. Die Tödliche Doris became a world-renowned performance and artistic group that was among other events invited to documenta 8 in Kassel, performed in the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and finally broke up as planned in 1987.

Text: Matthias Osterwold & Cosima Rainer
Translation: Christina Muigg
Photo: Albert Dommer