Photo credit Amnon Friedman
“The international art-pop vanguard.” – Art Forum
“A disco debutant loved for his erotic moodiness.” – Berliner Zeitung
“A little bit Dietrich, a little bit Bowie and all class.” – Electronic Beats
“The new boy-hero of pop has emerged” – Noisey
A beloved icon of Berlin’s demi-monde Alexander Geist is the velvet voice of a morose-disco soul, part Evelyn Waugh hero, part silver screen star. Embracing the dry wit of Morrissey and the synth soundscape of Moroder, he was born for the spotlight. Magnetic, lush, wry, his melodramatic lyrics and insistent melodies, have earned him fans worldwide.
For this performance of SPECULATIVE , he will recreate his own legendary final concert. Gesture for gesture, word for word, this is a re-staging of a performance from a speculative future, given by a fictitious alter-ego, a reconstuction of a gig which has not yet taken place.
Fusing classic-synth pop references with fan adulation, projection and live performance, SPECULATIVE is a video concert completed by a documentary screening of “Hello Lover”(dir. Amnon Friedman). This is a short documentary film focused on a group of teenage Alexander Geist fans in Northern England as they wait to meet their hero after a concert.
Alexander Geist has performed internationally including appearances at the Museum Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (Rio de Janerio), Fancy Him (Tokyo), La Java (Paris), Casa da Musica V&A (London) and Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin) where he opened the David Bowie Is… exhibition. Last year Geist played the lead in Deutsche Oper’s production of GIANNI, he is also an admired underground movie star, with credits in Shu-Lea Cheung’s “Fluido O”, Alexis Langolis’ “Je réserve tous mes baisiers” Vika Kirchenbauer’s “You are Boring!” (Vika Kirchenbauer).
“I’m one of those kitsune spirits, the fox who can appear as a woman, the playful, genderless, prankster determined to interfere with the matrix wherever possible. I’m abnormal in every context I find myself in, but I revel in that.” Alexander Geist
Read full interview with Alexander Geist on the KaltBlut website here