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Paradiseator Moribundos

Welcome to Ralph Kistler

Paradiseator (installation)

The Paradiseator is an image mixing console with an industrial retro look. By combining open source technology with the legacy of Dada and Fluxus the user of the apparatus can choose among 486 cliché pictures and arrange them according to his personal paradise gaze.

This action dissects the promised metalife and reassembles it in a weird way. An ambiguous hyperreality questions in a playful and ironic way the creation of consumer needs and their influence on the perception of the world.

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Piedra y Cielo

Revista de poesía, arte y pensamiento,
II época, núm. 7,
julio-septiembre de 2014

Máquinas, sombras, idea: Ralph Kistler
An interview with Alejandro Krawietz and Francisco León
(spanish)

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Paradiseator (video)

The experimental video works with nearly 500 images refering to stereotypes of paradise.
The yearning associated with this allegory of a happy and carefree life is the ideal background to promote consumerism in a world of experience and lifestyle.

The Paradiseator is a machine that mixes all ingredients together. The supposed paradise is torn to pieces, dissected and finally reassembled in a weird way. An ambiguous overstimulation with surreal images questions the creation of consumer needs and their influence on the perception of the world.

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PhD Thesis

LA MODERNIDAD Y LOS TERRITORIOS DEL OCIO: EL CASO DE EL CABRITO EN LA GOMERA

The text can be downloaded HERE for free on the website of the University of La Laguna

The settlement of a utopian community in Gomera in 1987 evidences the connection between the artistic ideas of the radical avant-garde of the sixties and the universal tourism model of the late modernity. The holiday resort of El Cabrito was the last stage of this commune, founded in Vienna in the early seventies by the Viennese Actionism artist, Otto Muehl.

El asentamiento de una comunidad utópica en la Gomera en 1987 evidencia el nexo entre las ideas artísticas de la vanguardia radical de los años sesenta y la generalización del modelo turístico en la tardomodernidad. La sede vacacional de la finca El Cabrito fue el escenario final de esta comuna, fundada en Viena a principios de los años setenta por el artista del Accionismo Vienés, Otto Muehl.

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