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The Last One Is Dead

by Column One

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LP 1998
Cut-Up-Contrsuctions Rec.
300 numbered copies

The idea for the object THE LAST ONE IS DEAD was born in 1993 during cutting process of an extensive video part, in which a man is tom to pieces by a crocodile. In order to compile a installation-video we had to transform a one-minute scene into a video of half an hour length --- through ping-pong-copying the VHS-tape --- while the image on the screen only showed a black-grey wave. More or less - black in black. Only a faint rustling and moaning could be heard.

After repeatedly playing the tape we fell into something like a state of trance & the image on the screen disappeared in infinite repetition. The rustling and moaning remained detached, absurdly trapped in a kind of death comedy. You could smell it.
A moment of lucidity & confusion.

Is it necessary to make reality & its constructed being tangible?
As a weapon against the self-consuming symbolism of art, ego and one's own organs of perception. Yes!
As part of the poetry of life.

A path with different results /// with different goals.

33rpm LP
side A
the reality of death in the media (...including mental projection or transformation) ...the ability to represent death?
1. the last one is dead part 1 (based on a live recording / Wroclaw 1997)
2. the last one is dead part 2 (based on a live recording / Mainz 1996)
3. the last one is dead part 3

side B
the reality of death in the media ( which we had to fall back upon material from the media) ...the ability to experience death?
1. the last one is dead part 4 (based on unaltered sound recordings)
original sounds:
starting time 00:00 The sound of a knife when it opens a corpse.
starting time 01:00 A woman screaming just before her death... in a road accident.
starting time 07:10 A politician shoots himself in his mouth & head in front of a running camera.
starting time 13:00 The leader of a religious community bites in the flesh of a dead human & speaks the words: We are free, We are there & We are beautiful.
starting time 15:00 In the national park a father of a family gets out of his car in order to film a bear. His wife asks him to be careful. But the bear tears the man to pieces.
2. the last one is dead part 5

for the realization of this project column one was
Eyn Lump
White Rabbit
Uwe Röhner
Daniel Lifeson
Andrew Loadman
Aurika Kaja
Jürgen Ploog

material in use: Lars von Trier, Jürgen Ploog, Robert Schalinski, W.S.Burroughs & some dead people.
produced 1997 - Berlin, Mainz, Wroclaw by Rabbit Schinalzki & Column One.
All music by Rabbit Schinalzki & Eyn lump except Part 3-5 by Rabbit Schinalzki
Cover by Mr. Brainbridge & Rabbit schinalzki ... human blood, urine, hair, dust & shit.
pictures in use: Sarajevo, Nyarubuye church (back cover) / Carlo Maratta - painting & maybe-baby (front cover)

thanks to: Urk Giten, Aurika Kaja, H.J.Schalinski, Uwe Röhner, Wojcek Czern, Daniel Löwenbrück, Annibale Piccici...

Cut-Up-Constructions Rec. 1998


released January 23, 1998


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Art Collective
1993 - 2016

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