Organisation Faust is a 33 RPM vinyl and a journey into a drone and trance soundscape generated by obsolete technology – a journey that might revisit speculations suggested by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Stanislaw Lem or George Lucas. The recording is based on digital replicas of Russian synthesizers from the 1980’s such as Polivoks and other Formanta synths.
The album cover is an inverted black and white image of a print by J.J. Tanner from 1840 of the riverRhine at the Lorelei rock. The image as well as the title, Organisation Faust, is a tribute to the Rheinland where a meeting between pop and avant-garde took place some 40 years ago resulting in the so called Krautrock movement with bands such as Kluster, Can, Neu, Faust and Organisation (later Kraftwerk).
The recording also relates to five erected sculptures in mahogany, ash and aluminum dealing with the forthcoming NASA space program Ares and its paradoxical return to an aesthetic of early space crafts of the 50s and 60s. Each sculpture corresponds with a track on the recording by the same title. While the record primarily is to be viewed as a work in itself, it can also function as an abstract catalogue for these sculptures.
Test Probe 6:28
Published by Pork Salad Press Copenhagen.
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Organisation Faust at the Suburban, Chicago.
Edition of 300, €20, signed version €150
Henrik Plenge Jakobsen: Manhattan Engineering District, 2007
Exhibition catalogue edited by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Karl Holmqvist and Pernille Albrethsen.
Design Karl Holmqvist assisted by All the Way to Paris.
Texts by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Jean-Charles Massera.
Photos Marc Domage.
Published by Frac des Pays de la Loire & isthme éditions.
Edition of 1000
76 p. €20
Exhibition Catalogue, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.
Edited by Sven Bjerkhof, Marianne Torp & Henrik Plenge Jakobsen
Designed by Katja Bjarnov Lage.
Texts by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen
Interview by Marianne Torp.
Exhibition Catalogue, Portikus, Fankfurt am Main.
Edited by Jochen Volz & Henrik Plenge Jakobsen.
Designed by Jaqueline Jurt; Harald Pridgar, Portikus and Henrik Plenge Jakobsen.
Texts by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen & Franz Kafka.