Böse Bohnen is a collaboration of 4 artists, creating a
mysterious/spontanous/situationalistic/conceptual/post-nuclear-fallout/mixed-media improvised independent audiovisual art project that intends to create a specific moment of creation and destruction, as inspiration of the creative and shared experience in time. The goal is not the product in the end, but the process of creation.
Performances will be unique every time, sometimes with participating special guests, and even for the artists with unknown outcome. Non human members of the team are Bianca the blacklight, and Steven Windows the video beamer. Plans are also afoot to involve flying cucumbers to help us create the first flying painting.
We have been engaged in collecting money to support the people of Miyagi, Japan, who suffer from the post-earthquake scenario nightmare. More than €1000 was raised to date.
If we perform, we need a proper sound system, space, some diamonds and dollars or goldbars to exchange into colors for painting, transportation etc, depending on the location and
event that we eventually participate in. We also don’t reject food and drinks if they are offered, even though we mostly eat pistachios, and sometimes also peanuts. This means – we want to survive as artists,
even without nuclear fallouts,but with tender beef and vegetarian
Böse Bohnen have already played in a variety of places like Andromeda, the freezing entrance of Tacheles in winter, a Japanese restaurant, a strange bunkerhole, The Office, in Kuri’s studio,the gallery at the 4th floor in tacheless and in other places that still have to be created.
As artists we are concerned about the mindless activities, so we like to connect with people who think that every moment in life is fragile and precious and cannot be repeated by any means.
The logo represents the opening of the long kept holistic secret of the triangle, an invention that is yet unknown to contemporary scientists and that we are still trying to explore further.instead of pray,we play.
The future is to ourselves unknown, and we like to have a playful conversation about cosmic experience in art, the daily routine of questioning life, cucumbers,and the ongoing process of co-creation that we are taking part in in multidisciplinary ways. Everyone is student and teacher at the same time, simultanously, and aware.
If you are interested in coming in contact with us, please use the adequate communication techniques available to you, even though we mostly enjoy realtime live contact, in person,or the biodynamic wireless bananaphone.
“Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (“Devils out! Good luck in!”).
This tradition comes from a Buddhist priest who over 1,000 years ago exorcised devils using beans. Some beliefs say that beans will make the devils go blind, so they flee before the beans hit them.
additional infos about setsubun beans and devils:
Oni are powerful creatures, often possessing an impressive array of magical powers. They can change their shapes, control the weather, or summon up fire, and yet a handful of roasted soybeans tossed in their direction can drive them off.
Their skin color varies in hue with red, blue, and green being the most popular. The standard accoutrement of an oni is a cruel-looking iron-studded club of enormous proportions.
Japanese devils can be both good or bad depending on their individual nature or the situation. Following the acceptance of Buddhism, oni devils became mainly associated with causing harm to humans through illnesses and natural disasters. More benevolent devils became the protectors of Buddhist institutions.