The Oval Language
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Concert with 'The Oval Language' on Sunday, June 2nd 2019 as part of the "blurred edges" festival in Hamburg, M1, Mokrystraße 1.
Albpilharmonie & Rauschmelder: Die fehlende Nummer; from 7pm (Link to the event)

The festival runs from May 30th to June 16th. For more informationen see here.



Leipzig Bookfair 2019

The word-object "Scheitel", with text and photos by Klaus-Peter John (The Oval Language) will be shown at the 'Leipzig Bookfair' from March 21st to 24th 2019 as part of the 28th Exhibition of international Art Books and Hand Press Prints.

Halle 3 Stand H 501




Exhibition organised by "culturtraeger" in different locations in and around Leipzig.




As part of the New Year's Card Exhibition for the year 2019, we cordially invite you to the New Year's Network Meeting on Saturday January 28th 2019 at 4pm. "Tageslichtatelier und Ausstellungsraum", Zweinaundorfer Str. 62, 04318 Leipzig.

On view are works by Sven Abraham, Thomas Escher, Christian Ewald, Sinje Faby, Ricarda Hoop, Lutz Hirschmann, Klaus-Peter John, Caroline Kober, Birgitta Kowsky, Thomas Lang, Akos Novaky, Claudia Siegel, Magdaléna Sta?ková, Susanne Werdin, Lisa Wigham, Elke Witt und Albrecht Genin.




The exhibition at the end of the year in the Weltecho. 550 artists and friends of the gallery Oscar are invited to artistically deal with this year's topic confused (wirr).

Vernissage on Saturday, 8th December 2018, 8pm. Musical accompaniment by 'SKalation', Dresden.

The exhibition can be seen until 11th January 2019.



For Dmitry

Máximo Gómez (Monte), Havanna July 5th 2018


Dmitry Vasilyev: monochrome visions (+ Interview May 2018)



Charitable Art Auction

'Das Tapetenwerk' is sharing: with the meanwhile seventh art auction 2018 this year too is under the patronage of Ayleena Jung, the wife of the mayor of the city of Leipzig, which will also open the auction personally.

Friday, November 16th 2018, Halle C01 in Tapetenwerk/with Hallen-Cafe  from 5pm Exhibition of the items up for auction from 7pm Art Auction




Saturday October 20th 2018, Monumentenstrasse 16, (passageway/follow signs) 10829 Berlin Kreuzberg / Schöneberg, at 7.30pm (sharp)!



Exhibition: Lindenow 2018

Connecting axes between living and dead times.

First presentation of the Art Book Project Westbad "Tropfschlag" by the 'workshop for transmissions' and 'The Oval Language'.

10 Jahre Lindenow from October 5th to 7th 2018 in Artemio, Erich Köhn Straße 51, 04177 Leipzig.




In 'der alten Waage',
August 25th 2018
(10:00 -22:00)

Photos of the Exhibition




Group exhibition "In aller Form" from July 19th to August 19th 2018 in Tapeterwerk (Exhibition room BBK Leipzig). Opening on July 19th. Participants: Franziska Möbius, Ulrike Lux, Petra Schuppenhauer, Hendrik Voerkel, Taras Skrentowytch, Detlef Hobbiebrunken, Donough Mcnamara, Klaus-Peter John.




with Yref: Blum (Guitar manipulated Fx-Loops), Thomas Wagner (Guitar, electronic Wavedrum, Rainer Frey Guitar, Fx)and The Oval Language on April 21th 2018 at 9pm, in GAPGAP, Leipzig, Gemeindeamtstr.13



Mail Art Project

Entitled “Stars move leaving dust and sound behind them” the mail art will be available for viewing in two central bookstores in Patras and Athens and possibly other cities in Greece too. The works of art exhibited will change once or twice a week, as new pieces of art arrive. This will be followed by a combined exhibition of all entries with a venue and date yet to be announced.

The Oval Language is represented with 2 entries. The first part (above) is a collage by Klaus-Peter John. The second part is a collaboration between Klaus-Peter John and Heiko. Sounds where recorded in Leipzig (Germany) and sampled in Ballinderry (Northern Ireland). The resulting short track is titled "The dust hasn't settled yet" (cover below).

For more info and to view other exhibits click here.




On Friday October 20th 2017 films will be shown by Peter Schüler. Among others a film of a performance by The Oval Language with Tadashi Endo at the Festival "Übergriff" at Werk II, Leipzig.

This is part 2 of a multimedia project oy artists from Hannover (Helmut Hennig, Magda Jarzabek, Hanno Kübler, Christiane Oppermann, Harro Schmidt, Rüdiger Stanko, Uwe Stelter) and Leipzig (Marek Brandt, Carsten Busse, Franziska Anna Faust, Anita Kriebel, Jürgen Meier, Norbert Meissner, Jens Pfuhler). Galery "bipolar" at the MONOPOL Leipzig, Haferkornstraße 15, 04129 Leipzig. Vernissage: Fri October 29th 2017, 7pm.

Further Information here.



Vinyl Release

After over 25 years: Hibernation - the Album. Installation by Klaus-Peter John, performance "FFNL" by DUO RAMA (Frank Rassbach, Frank Maibier).
On Thursday, November 30th 2017 from 8pm till ... at the Kulturny Dom / Salon Similde, Simildenstraße 9, Leipzig.

Event here.



New CD

A. R. Penck Memorial

Recording of a Live Performance on
June 1st 2017, Spinnereistraße,
Halle 14, Leipzig



In Memory of Peter Schüler

To Peter Schüler, friend and fellow collaborator, who died on June 7th 2017.



D.Y.A. - Do Your Art

Thursday February 23rd 2017, 8pm Kulturny-Dom-Lipsk-Salon-Similde.

One year, fifty events.



Book premiere on June 4th 2016 in Lepzig

The word-object "Scheitel", with text and photos by Klaus-Peter John.




April 24th 2016 with Hans Essel, Anna Schimkat & Michael Barthel and The Oval Language



cassette, 20 minutes

8 pieces for voice, recorded in 2012. Cover design and artwork by Michael Barthel.

Limited edition of 30, numbered by Klaus-Peter John.

More info here.



the Oval Language: Works – 1987 to 1997

Video released 1997 by The Oval Language is now on YouTube.



Hommage to Carlfriedrich claus

A CD by RLW / THE OVAL LANGUAGE / DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE. This is a limited edition of 300. Full coloured artwork based on an original drawing by Guido Huebner (dsm).

Published by Scrotum Records.




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