COLUMN ONE is a long existing collective of multimedia artists hailing from the Berlin-area with frequently changing members; their performance & artworks are as important as the music.The crucial point in the work of Column One is to bring back into consciousness communication in its unavoidable consequence & presence. …thus, it’s about decoding information, the utilisation, cutting up & decoding of that which is presented to us as Reality & of what we constantly present to ourselves. In order to succeed in this decoding process Column One utilises the existing forms of communication & its media & generally considers everything as raw material, basic element or even finished product. The philosophical ideas of Radical Constructivism, the paths of the Cut-Up demonstrators & Dada Fascists have had greater influence on the foundation and the work of Column One.
“Column One’s greatest achievement is then that by constantly applying all these techniques, they have succeeded in creating a real alternative, a filter onto reality itself. The mask is not pretty, hell it may be even ugly sometimes. But the identity of Column One is created through the power of their findings, and this includes a lot of questioning and doubts and sometimes stepping into a pool of shit only to discover it was gold in the end. May the search continue…” Till Kniola / aufabwegen