Phantom Ghost

Phantom Ghost












MQ – Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

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Sound and music are crucial components in Cosima von Bonin’s works. On the top level of her exhibition “HIPPIES USE SIDE DOOR. THE YEAR 2014 HAS LOST THE PLOT” in the mumok we find sound bells suspended from the ceiling, raining down the sounds of the Berlin DJ Moritz von Oswald on visitors. Among Cosima von Bonin’s long-time collaborators are the German band Tocotronic and the duo Phantom Ghost. As part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK program, Phantom Ghost are appearing next to the works of Cosima von Bonin. The duo consists of the pianist Thies Mynther and the singer Dirk von Lowtzow. They base their style on technically precise, experimental quotations of a broad range of music genres and invent new forms of expression for operetta, disco sound and more. Their lyrics combine joie-de-vivre with contemplative elements. Artificial and over the top, but always with tongue in cheek and humor, Phantom Ghost deal with the social and political issues of our time. Themes such as performance stress and burn-out syndrome crop up not only in their music, but are also to be found in Cosima von Bonin’s installations. Against this backdrop, museum visitors will hear the music differently and see art differently.