Christina Kubisch, Weekend, 1975
Christina Kubisch

Christina Kubisch (*1948, Germany) studied painting, music and electronics in Bremen, Hamburg, Zurich and Milan. After an intense period of performances in the 1970s, she began creating sound and light installations and electroacoustic compositions. Her works have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and in the Americas, and she has won several awards, such as the special German award for sound art, the Deutsche Klangkunstpreis, in 2008. Christina Kubisch was professor for audio-visual art at the Saarbrücken Academy of Fine Arts 1994-2013. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and exhibiting, performing and releasing records internationally.

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In Weekend, Christina Kubisch blows into the mouthpiece of her flute through a gas mask until she runs out of air. Like It’s so touchy, this film is also part of the Emergency Solos series created in 1975 in Milan after Kubisch completed flute studies and puts an ironic twist on the cliché of new music and the interpretive role of women.

Courtesy Christina Kubisch

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Video, b&w, sound, 5:02 min

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laughter/humorous, music, sound