monochrom presents: ++TAUGSHOW++
The flat hierarchies of talk shows
are about as subversive as NYC Democrats smoking dope. But count
us out! We won’t produce a talk show. Nope. We produce a
TAUGSHOW! Where people will be persons, even legal bodies. Which
means: we dig it. Our guests are geeks, heretics, and other coevals.
Taugshow is a tour-de-farce. A joyful bucket full of good clean
fanaticism, crisis, language, culture, self-content, identity,
utopia, mania and despair, condensed into the well known cultural
technique of a prime time TV show.
[taugen; Viennese slang: to dig/love/adore
Host: Johannes Grenzfurthner
Content Manager: Roland
Regulars: Evelyn Fürlinger, Harald Homolka-List, eSeL,
KaCe, and many more.
Showbands presented by Oddtime Records Allstars
Design: Anika Kronberger, Daniel Fabry
Techical administration: Franz Ablinger
Production: Günther Friesinger
Network deal: Okto Vienna
Taugshow is a project by monochrom.
But what is monochrom? monochrom is a worldwide operating collective dealing with technology, art, context hacking, and
philosophy which was founded in 1993. They specialize in an unpeculiar
mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural
science, and political activism. Their mission is conducted everywhere,
but first and foremost "in culture-archaeological digs into
the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment."
Among their projects, monochrom has released a leftist retro-gaming
project, established a one baud semaphore line through the streets
of San Francisco, started an illegal space race through Los Angeles,
buried people alive in Vancouver, and cracked the hierarchies
of the art system with the Thomann Project. In Austria they ate
blood sausages made from their own blood in order to criticize
the grotesque neoliberal formation of the world economy. Sometimes
they compose melancholic pop songs about dying media and they
have hosted the first annual festival concerned with cocktail
robotics. At the moment they're planning a conference about pornography
as one of the driving forces of technological innovation. They
also do international soul trade, propaganda camps, epic puppet
theater, aesthetic pregnancy counseling, food catering, and -
sorry to mention - modern dance.