KARLHEINZ ESSL, MANFRED GRUEBL, ANNA JERMOLAEWA, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, OLGA NEUWIRTH, RASHIM, GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, PETER WEIBEL, CD/DVD EDITION KW.I, MAGAZINE VERSION 1
The Hotelito San Rafael is a Hotel in the center of Mexico City. As a concept it functions in a similar way to the celebrated 'Chelsea Hotel' in New York. So the Holelito is a magnet for artists, musicians and thinkers, functioning as a forum with ideas spun across the table, in a dinning room specifically designed for conversation. Such a place stimulates dialogue, a dialogue between artist, musician,scientist and thinker. At the base of this dialogue or conversation is the audibility characterised by language. So the idea is to bring together artists who use sound to create a there own language, both visual and audible, therefore simply recreating the kind of dialogue or conversation to be found at the Hotelito San Rafael.
In conjunction with the exhibition we have published a newspaper "VERSION NR. 1" with texts by Manfred Gruebl/Linda Klösel, Jürgen Klauke, Elfriede Jelinek, Artur Zmijewski, Peter Riedlsperger, Teresa Margolles CD / DVD editions.