The musician, producer and performer Peaches enjoys cult status in Germany. With her radical and subversive pieces, she has gained acclaim from subculture, the international art world and even mainstream pop. Her concerts are immersive Gesamtkunstwerke comprised of music, performance elements, costumes, self-made objects and musical instruments.
In cooperation with the Kunstverein Hamburg, the cultural centre Kampnagel in Hamburg has organised the first solo exhibition of Peaches’ works, offering an overview of her extensive oeuvre viewed in an academic context. Part of the exhibition featured a performative programme comprising one of the artist’s large-scale stage shows along with other performances and concerts shown during the Kampnagel international summer festival. The project reflected the versatility of Peaches’ experimental stage pieces. In addition to musical productions and live performances, the project also featured her sculptural costumes as well as her photos, texts and films.
Peaches has cultivated a very special relationship with her community. Her fans are among the most productive and creative in the pop music scene, and she empowers them to actively participate in her art. Consequently, the exhibition was designed as an interactive space in which visitors could discover the artist’s works and perform themselves. Fellow artists and theorists from the international scene had been invited to offer new interpretations of Peaches’ music, videos, performances and stage shows.
Artistic directors: Bettina Steinbrügge, Merrill Nisker aka Peaches (CA)
Exhibition: „Who‘s jizz is this“
Artistic director: Peaches
Curator: Bettina Steinbrügge
Live-Stage-Show: „There’s only one peach with the hole in the middle“
Concept, artistic direction, music, vocals, performance: Peaches
Costume design:Charlie Le Mindu
Stage design & Light: House of North (Fubbi Karlson & Nella Riecken)
Musical direction: Tif Lamson
Performance: Empress Stah, Christeene u.v.m.
Assistence & Stage Management: Dana Tucker
7 August, 2019 to 20 October, 2019: Exhibition
Who‘s jizz is this
7 August, 2019 to 25 August, 2019: Live programme and performances
There’s only one peach with the hole in the middle
International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Hamburg