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Sibyll Kalff
1967 born
1983 - 1987 studying drawing/painting with the paintress Insea Hohlt-Sahm
June - Sept. 1986 internship typesetting/dtp at "The Happy Printer", Bonn
1986 - 1991 summer-academy for fine arts, Trier
Feb 1987 2 month living in Rome
Middle of 1987 2 months travelling in Nepal
from WS 1987/88 studying "fine arts/painting" Fachhochschule Cologne
23.5.1991 "No Germans To The Front" groupshow Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne
23.8.1991 "First Gig" - THE NOT THE SHOES play live in the "Kalff", Cologne
Summer 1991 travelling to London
from Sept. 1991 "Photoaktionen I - III" with Susanne Greven in Cologne, postering original b/wh photos, taking the citystreets as the galery space, multiple edition
30.11. - 28.11.91 "I - ICH" groupshow in STORM galery, Amsterdam, video-edition and "I - ICH Box" edition
  "Photoaktion IV" with S. Greven in Amsterdam
Nov. 1991 "Art Label" outdoor label-action I in Cologne with Donald Lessau, sticking labels allover town with randomized computergenerated sentences/aphorisms
Feb 1992 travelling in Portugal
1992 "Sex'n'Drugs'n'Rock'n'Roll" groupshow in the "kalff" (Stefan Bohnenberger, Andreas Erdmann, Susanne Greven, Sibyll Kalff & Donald Lessau & friends)
25.4.1992 "Special Party" with THE NOT THE SHOES playing live in the "kalff", Cologne
25.6. - 28.6.92 "Photoaktion V" with S. Greven
  Ehrenfelder Kunststage "TATA - WEST", Cologne
June 1992 travelling to London
July 1992 "Dialogs" outdoor label-action II in Cologne with D. Lessau, computergenerated random dialogues
29/30.8.1992 "Art Sale" "Kalff" with R. Jahn and D.Lessau, Cologne
5/6.9.1992 "Roadmovies" exhibition with Rolf Jahn in the "Kalff"
Sept. 1992 travelling in Marocco
1.10.1192 founding the HORSE COCK KIDS, HORSE COCK PLANET, ZEST FREE ZONE CLUB with D. Lessau
12.2. - 20.2.93 "!you cannot make an exhibition like this any longer!" one-person show Galerie am Schlachthof, Cologne with: "!you cannot produce a tape like this today!" tape with experimental musik and booklet, produced by The Not the Shoes, limited edition
June 1993 "Stereotypes" Ettikettenaktion III in Cologne with D. Lessau, computergenerated randomstereotypes
18.6. - 26.6.93 "Rust is harder than cream" exhibition with D. Lessau in the Galerie am Schlachthof, Cologne, along with "BOO! & BORE!" two tapes for the exhibition produced by the Horse Cock Kids, limited edition
Aug/Sept 1993 travelling in the Extremadura/Spain
29.10.1993 "Stereotypes II" outdoor label-action IV in Cologne with D. Lessau
18/19.12.93 "The New Existentialism" groupshow in the Hafensalon curated by Annette Frick & Wilhelm Hein, Cologne
1994 - 1995 "Zest Free Zone Club" with D. Lessau, monthly copy art-programm
5.2.1994 "Burroughs Intim" exhibition, concert, readings, films, videos, poetry, performances, live music (Inter Zone Band).
5.2.1995 Dream machine by Lessau/Kalff. party for W.S. Burrough's 80th birthday, Hafensalon, Cologne
16.1.1994 "The Big Panorama" groupshow of 30 artists in boxes arranged by Stefan Bohnenberger, Galerie Paszti-Bott, Cologne
Feb - March 1994 "Komische Melange" outdoor labelaction in Cologne
March 1994 travelling to Paris
Sept. 1994 travelling to Berlin
from 1. Nov 1994 "At Home" contributions to the Copy-Art Magazine, published by S. Bohnenberger, C. Biste, A. Erdmann, A. Stempell, Cologne
1.12.-25.2.95 "Artists of the galery" Galerie Objektiv, Cologne
17.1.1995 "1.000.031st birthday of art: Grâce à Robert Filliou" Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne, "Life in the Art Jungle" (Computeranimation, floppydisc edition) (c) 1994 by Lessau & Kalff
3.2.-10.3.1995 "Mirror" groupshow, fluxus exhibition trillogy, organised by Bob Lens, Galerie Cornelius Hertz, Bremen
3.3. - 29.4.95 travelling in Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands, Extremadura
11.3. - 1.4.95 "Urban Routes" the city as a book! Exhibition project by Dietmar Pokoyski, Cologne. (Limited edition along with the exhibition with Urban Routes Plan und video documentation, Edition Nekrophil)
23.3. - 28.4.95 "Skin" groupshow, fluxus exhibition trillogy, organised by Bob Lens, Galerie Cornelius Hertz, Bremen
12.5. - 16.6.95 "Eat" groupshow, fluxus exhibition trillogy, organised by Bob Lens, Galerie Cornelius Hertz, Bremen
5.7. 1995 "Der große Guckkasten/La Stanza Degli Sguardi" groupshow in the church Domus Ciliota , Venice by Stefan Bohnenberger. Stereotypes (c) Kalff & Lessau
29.7. - 16.8.95 travelling to Berlin
1995 founding "XBEAT" GRAPHIC/dtp business with d. lessau, working for artists, bands, labels, clubs etc...
June 1995 donation of 20 drawings to the graphic collection "Man and death" University of Düsseldorf
6.11. - 19.11.95 "Sterex" shopwindowinstallation in the bookstore Bittner, Cologne, digital aphorismencreationmachine (c) Lessau & Kalff
29.11.1995 "Coffee 'n' Computer ‚n' Mixed Media" open studio Kalff & Lessau, Cologne
10.11. - 10.12.95 "Dias & Texts, Camels" in the Analyse, Cologne
16.11.1995 "Café Contact" artist-brothel, 3 nights event, organized by Dirk Mecky, ca 90 artists in the "XX", Cologne
3.12.1995 "We Want Your Money, And We Want It NOW!" open studio Kalff & Lessau, Cologne
9/10.12.95 Artists Survival Inc. Presents "Beyond The Beaten Tracks" films, videos, statemets, pictures, photos in the Hafensalon curated by A. Frick & W. Hein, Cologne
3.2.1996 Artists Survival Inc. Presents "Le Musée du Fétischisme" films, videos, statemets, pictures, photos in the Hafensalon curated by A. Frick & W. Hein, Cologne
5.4. - 27.4.96 The Horse Cock Kids present: "Darling Quotes" - A Thanx to all kinds of Rock'n'Roll - and "Is Andy Brennan the father of Lucy's Baby?" Kalff & Lessau in the Galerie am Schlachthof, Cologne. Artikel von Daniel Kothenschulte.
16.5.1996 "Auction" Galerie Article, Cologne
27.10.1996 "Inside Our Homepage" Coffee # Computer # Art ‚n' Roll - open studio Kalff & Lessau, Cologne
1.12.1996 "ARTPARTY" benefiz auction, World Aids Day, organised by Galerie Objektiv and the "lifehouse - project", Cologne
19.3.-29.3.1997 "Bouncing The Tigger" one-person show Galerie Thor Zimmermann, Cologne
Jan 1997 "50 Rohschachs" Inlay + 2 Backcover photos for "Elektropansen", Copyliteraturezine, published by Stan La Fleur, Cologne
26.11.1997 "The Night Of The Prickly Pear" - some of the 1000 prickly pears meet the music of Jimi Hendrix - one-person show/event in the Galerie Thor Zimmermann
1.12.1997 "ARTPARTY 2" benefiz auction, World Aids Day, organised by Galerie Objektiv and the "life house - project", Cologne
5.3.-17.3.1998 travelling to N.Y.City
April 1998 "Self-Indulgent Music" Cd-Sampler feat. Mike Boner, Danny Cohen & Horse Cock Kids, published by TZADIK in N.Y.
5.4. 1998 "Sibyll's & Thor's Thriftstore" - " ENJOY A RELAXED AFTERNOON OF SHOPPING IN A PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE " in the Galerie Thor Zimmermann, Cologne
10.7.1998 Horse Cock Kids Filmmusic "You Don-t Know Me" for Susan Greven's shortfilm, shot in Omaha, Nebraska
19.9.-30.10.98 "Animals" Groupshow, Galerie Objektiv, Cologne
26.11. -19.12.98 "Multiples & Cultiples" Groupshow Galerie Article, Cologne
6.99 3 Horse Cock Kids songs filmmusic for c. biste-s video about n.y.
31.5. - 30.8.99 living in N.Y. City
17. - 19.9.99 "Come Home" Groupshow, curated by S. Adams, Cologne
10.10 - 26.12.99 living in N.Y.City
29.10 - 31.10.99 "Come Home" Groupshow, Joe Doe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, curated by S. Adams
30.10.99 Missippi Goddamn "Don't Float" recorded in n.y. feat: robert mitchell - voc, donald christiansen - drums, donald lessau - guitar, sibyll kalff - bass
14.2.- 14.5.00 living in N.Y.City
14.4. - 16.4.00 "Come Home/Venha Para Casa" groupshow, curated by S. Adams, porto alegre, brazil
30.9.-8.10.2000 "ALL DERTIEN GOED/ALL THIRTEEN GOOD" groupshow, arts + music - de overslag, eindhoven, the netherlands
9.2000 "JAYROCK" hc kids cd 50 old songs/new compilation
9.2000 "MTC Archive" 4 years archive MTC-Club, cologne
11.10.-3.12.2000 "Deathdances From The Late Middle Ages To Nowadays" groupshow, national museum of western arts, tokio graphic collection "humans and death" institute for medicine, heinrich-heine university düsseldorf
11.2000 spunx distorted "BITCHES BLEW" + missippi goddam "ding dong damn" produced on hc planet sidejam-projects of the hc kids.
3.12.-22.12.00 "coloured drawings and other little works" f. baumbach, j. fleishman, s. kalff, d. lessau., t. wolski, s. zöllner - galery t. zimmermann
6/7/8.2001 "The Tent Sessions" S. Bohnenberg (voc/guitar), S. Kalff (voc/texts) recorded in the NoMad Tent, Prince Stufitz's Headquarters, cologne
7.2001 "n.y.city dinnertime" duoshow galery thor zimmermann, cologne
6.7.2001 "Holidays in the Galery" groupshow, galery thor zimmermann, cologne
18.6.-8.10.01 living in n.y.city
10.11.01 "To the border", orangery cologne, benefitz-event & artzine for peace, music, performance, visual arts, poetry, film, video
8.12.01 "Artstore", cash 'n' carry, groupshow, photo, drawings, paintings 6 artists at the Jahn's, cologne
july 17th to october 15th 2001 living in ny city
april 12th to 30th of june 2002 living in ny city
22.11-23.12.2002 "The Xmas Market Experience" Leeds, UK
feb 2003 "come home" groupshow, tokio, curated by steff adams
april 6th "my little ny hood" - drawings by s. kalff "sibyll-s and thor-s rock n roll café" - in the "very small gallery" thor zimmermann, cologne
29th/5 - 15th /6/03 "präsent" - groupshow, calcographie, cologne
2003 Artist of the Internet Gallerie www.artgeber.de
2003 Founding of "Studio B" - open collective of musicians with a.o. - Slomo Gerhards (trombone) Andreas Bausch (drums) Heinrich Vater (guitar) Donald Lessau (guitar) Sibyll Kalff (bass/vocals) plus various guests, various recordings and upcoming CDs
2003 Mississippi Goddamn, The Tent Sessions, The Tent Session Remix, The Horse Cock Kids, Spunx Distorted - all cd-s now available at: www.furthur.de (in the Cd Store Department)
12.2003 Curating the "Crazy Record Store Department" (and other departments)in Thor Zimmermann's "Art & Musicstore & Generalstore", Cologne - see: www.gemischtwaren.com
2003/2004 "The End - Desperate is Beauty, because Beauty dies" - Cd featuring the poetry of Robert Mitchell, NY city and the music of "Studio B"
1.2004 "The Manhattan Linear", poetry and visual art magazine, NY city, contributions
6.2004 "The Art Collision Machine", groupshow and event in brooklyn, ny city www.collisionmachine.com
7.2004 "FL" internet magazine, contributions, www.fl-magazin.de
10.2004 artist in the roster of www.abatongarage.com
2005 hundreds of hours recordings with studio b and various guest musicians (a.o. "exile from mainstream" music (c) studio b & texts (c) stones, sibyll - vocals & bass, heinrich vater, donald lessau, uwe arenz, guitars, andreas bausch drums, soon to be available on stranded records )
2005 mainly working on the "passport-series" and "the little book series" (15 "passports" and ca 50 "little books" in the meantime)
2005 curating for www.gemischtwaren.com
2005 Lithuania, Vilnius "Antiradical Opera" is ongoing interdisciplinary opera project in collaboration between composer Arturas Bumsteinas, media art group G-Lab (Bumstein & Garbstein), poet Jesse Glass from Japan and people (artists and not) from all arround the world (www.bumstein.com/art), contributions
23.-25. Sept 2005 "kommen sie nach hause/come home" groupshow, cologne, a travelling exhibition in appartments, www.kommensienachhause.de
Contributions/articles/publications:
1991 "no germans to the front" article, apex artmagazine
1991 "I - ICH" multiple edition + video-interview
1992 "sibyll & susan at the chelsea, cologne" shortfilm portrait by wilhelm hein, ca 1992
1995 "daheim" copyartzine contributions, (7 numbers) published by S. Bohnenberger, C. Biste, A. Erdmann, A. Stempell, Cologne
1996 "KunstStückchen" by daniel kothenschulte, stadtrevue Artikel von Daniel Kothenschulte
1996 "Der Große Guckkasten / The Grand Panorama: Cologne - Venice - Budapest. by Stefan Bohnenberger
1997 "50 Rohschachs" Inlay + 2 Backcover photos for "Elektropansen", Copyliteraturezine, published by Stan La Fleur, Cologne
1998 "100 years krash publishing" (c) krash 1998
2000 "Deathdances From The Late Middle Ages To Nowadays" national museum of western arts, tokio drawings in the catalogue (in cooperation with the graphic collection "humans and death" institute for medicine, heinrich-heine university, düsseldorf)
2001/2/3/4 "manhattan linear" poetry/artzine, n.y./contributions
2004 "FL" internet magazine, contributions
tapes/cd-s:
1987 - 2004 endless material of session recodings with for example The Kettcars, (Jan Steinfatt dr. Herbert Bruns sax Donald Lessau guitar Sibyll Kalff bass, all vocals plus guests f.e. Max Höfler); with Monika Böhmer (piano, bass, vocals, piano); The Three Just (Sibyll Kalff bass voc, Donald Lessau guit dr. voc Harry Hellweg guit. drums, voc); The F-Kids- Allstars (Kurt Kreikenbom guit, Uwe Rosteck dr, Donald Lessau guit, Sibyll Kalff bass, Stefan Wood guit); "Eswiensterinerstoes" (Kurt Kreikenbom dr, Bogislav guit electronix, Mo guitar electronix, Donald Lessau guitar, Sibyll Kalff bass); Virginia Tate guitar & vocals and sibyll Kalff guitar & vocals, NY city; Corridor - Dom dr, Jens electronix, Donald Lessau guit Sibyll Kalff bass; Sibyll Kalff bass & Reinhold Görlitz cello
1993 Horse Cock Kids produce "BOO!" and "BORE!" Tapes
1994 Synchro-Tape der Horse Cock Kids: one hour musical cut-ups for Burroughs Event in the Hafensalon
1996 "los pilotos del infierno" tape by Horse Cock Kids "brix" tape by the Horse Cock Kids
1998 Horse Cock Kids Filmmusic "You Don-t Know Me" for Susan Greven's shortfilm, shot in Omaha, Nebraska
1998 "Self-Indulgent Music", CD, 4/1998 put out by Tzadik in N.Y.City, featuring Mike Boner, Danny Cohen & Horse Cock Kids
1999 Missippi Goddamn "Don't Flow", CD, rec. in New York, featuring: Robert Mitchell (voc/lyrics) Donald Lessau (guit) Sibyll Kalff (bass) Donald Christiansen (drums)
2000 Spunx Distorted "3 Waves"/ Summerjam CD featuring: Slomo Gerhards (trombone) Ilias Vassiliadis (drums) Sibyll Kalff (bass) Donald Lessau (guitar) recorded in the blue room, cologne
2000 Horse Cock Kids produce "JAYROCK" CD, 50 songs, Sibyll Kalff (voc/bass/casio/sounds) Donald Lessau (voc/guitar/perc/sounds)recorded on horse cock planet, cologne 1990 - 1996
2000 Spunx Distorted "BITCHES BLEW" CD featuring: Slomo Gerhards (trombone) Ilias Vassiliadis (drums) Sibyll Kalff (bass) Donald Lessau (guitar) recorded in the blue room, cologne
2000 Missippi Goddam "ding dong damn" CD, featuring: Robert Mitchell (voc/lyrics) Slomo Gerhards (tr) Donald Lessau (guitar) Andreas Bausch (drums) Kurt Kreikenbom (drums) Sibyll Kalff (bass) recorded in the blue room, cologne
2001 "The Tent Sessions" CD, featuring: S. Bohnenberg (voc/guitar), S. Kalff (voc/texts) recorded in the NoMad Tent, Prince Stufitz's Headquarters, cologne
2002 various jam recordings in cologne and ny city
2003 "The Tent Session Remixes" by Jürgen Zehnpfennig, (piano, sounds, remix) Berlin on Stranded Records, Cologne (4-track CD STRANDED 011 - www.furthur.de/cdshopengl.html)
2003 "The Tent Sessions" on Stranded Records, Cologne (CD STRANDED 012 - www.furthur.de/cdshopengl.html)
2003/2004 "The End - Desperate is Beauty, because Beauty dies" - Cd hommage to Robert Mitchell, NY city and the music of "Studio B" - Slomo Gerhards (trombone) Andreas Bausch (drums) Heinrich Vater (guitar) Sibyll Kalff (bass)(CD STRANDED 016 - www.furthur.de/cdshopengl.html)
links:
  www.phluxus.com
  www.artgeber.de
  www.gemischtwaren.com
  www.furthur.de
  www.xbeat.net
  www.fl-magazin.de
  www.abatongarage.com
  www.kommensienachhause.de
  www.collisionmachine.com
  www.tzadik.com


 
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