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Wolfgang Müller compiles book Die Tödliche Doris – Performance

The publication features essays, reviews, two DVDs and more

To celebrate his 60th birthday, Wolfgang Müller has edited a series of essays and reviews about his 1980s West Berlin group Die Tödliche Doris. Called Die Tödliche Doris – Performance, the bilingual book surveys the performative output of the group he formed with Nikolaus Utermöhlen in 1980 up until their final break-up in 1990. The volume also contains two DVDs featuring 31 films Die Tödliche Doris made in their lifetime, freshly edited by Ming Won and Müller himself under the supervision of An Paenhuysen in Ulf Wrede’s studio. These include rare Die Tödliche Doris footage such as their performance Homage To Allan Jones at The Kitchen, New York.

Also included is the video to Chöre Und Soli (1984) in which the faces of Die Tödliche Doris members were projected onto the group in super-8 film format. “Not only the performance visible on the tapes,” remarks Müller, “but also the process of the editing of the videos itself is a performative procedure, and thus a performance [...] For Die Tödliche Doris, the concept performance contains various processes of materialisation, of metamorphose, and of interactions between individuals, media, and different time frames.”

The book is published by Hybriden-Verlag in an edition of 100 copies and includes a signed original drawing by Müller. It costs €99 and can by ordered by email: kosmonaut@alice-dsl.de. It is also available via Tochnit Aleph.