The “Østbyen”-district in Trondheim has, in several ways, been important for Motorpsycho, and we have already mentioned the UFFA-house where the band made their early recordings and performed their first concerts. In this post we will look at a few other reasons why this region of Trondheim will have a prominent place in the large exhibition at Rockheim this autumn. In the 1990s, members of the counter-culture were fighting the political establishment and a car dealership for the right to define their place in the city. The battlefield was the neighbourhood of Svartlamon and Motorpsycho were in many ways at the heart of this conflict.
Completing an exhibition means diverse types of work and a process involving lots of people. Trying to document this process in a blog can be a bit frustrating. I can’t reveal everything, and we don’t wish to show all our cards quite yet.
It’s all about music, isn’t it? How will the music of Motorpsycho be reflected in the upcoming exhibition? If you were to compile a playlist that represents Motorpsycho, which tracks would you include? Why would you choose those specific tracks? So – can personal playlists become an important part of the exhibition Supersonic Scientists?
Supersonic Scientists will focus on Motorpsycho in studio and on disc. It is a fact that they built reputation early in their career as a unique live band. The group inspires extreme dedication in their fans, the so-called “Psychonauts” who follow the band from concert to concert. In this text we will look briefly at the band’s first expansion into Europe, as well as one of the reasons how today’s international touring circuit for underground rock bands came into being.
Creating an exhibition can sometimes be compared with completing a jigsaw puzzle, where one has to look for missing pieces all the time. It is about identifying parts and whole, while gathering single pieces and bringing them all together in an overall entity. The work involves picking pieces apart, but mostly putting them together. With these somewhat lofty considerations, we will in this blog post take a closer look at a more concrete example of putting pieces together in their right place.
”This can be a long or a short meeting. The question is: how are those statues of Hans Magnus and me coming along? There won’t be any exhibition at Rockheim, you know, unless they put them over at the main entrance.”
How does the story about the exhibition Supersonic Scientists start? Where are we now? Where will it end?
Who are you? Where are you? How are you?