7th of September 2002
"TEN YEARS OF SABOTAGE"
>TAKE IT LIKE A FAN<
This year, Sabotage Communications,
the ultra-mobile Viennese music label
founded by artist Robert Jelinek in 1992,
is celebrating its ten-year anniversary.
To commemorate this occasion, Robert Jelinek
and Sabotage designer Christoph Steinegger
are publishing two books that for the
first time extensively document all of
the internationally-active labelīs
activities and affiliated projects,
illustrated on more than 200 pages each.
The first book, "DAS MEDIEN MYSTERIEN THEATER"
("The Media Mystery Theater",
borrowed from Hermann Nitschīs work and press
book "Das Orgien Mysterien Theater")
documents for the first time the
international media activities of the
art label, focusing primarily on
medial perception and presentation,
as well as on art pranks, guerilla media,
and fake campaigns. The range of the second
book, "SABOTAGE: TORMENTS & VICES,"
covers record releases of the last
six years and the record-asphalting
job of 1999, scent projects such as
"CaSH Perfume - The Scent of Money"
(1998) and "EU de Toillete" (2001),
the seventy public acts of
Sabotage (1992-95), as well as
the loudest car in Europe - THE BEAST (2001),
the current "70,000 Cannabis Plants for Kassel"
project for the Documenta XI (2002) and
other associated handicaps.
"DAS MEDIEN MYSTERIEN THEATER" (Edition Selene, Vienna)
and "SABOTAGE: TORMENTS & VICES" (Gestalten Verlag, Berlin)
will appear simultaneously in September 2002.
On September 7, 2002, a world tour
of the same name will begin, where both
books will be presented to the
greater public, accompanied by Sabotage
music events in clubs, visuals,
and showcases in design museums.
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Party on Saturday, September the 7th - 23h @ FLEX - Schottenring/Donaukanal in Vienna, Austria
PHILIP QUEHENBERGER (EgoVaccum/Cheap), Vienna
URBS & CUTEX (Hong Kong), Vienna
MEN AT ARMS (Craft/Subetage),Vienna
press pics download: www.sabotage.at/press