A Truer Reality

A TRUER REALITY – Documents Pertaining to the Murder of Robert Risberg in Uddevalla 13/05/96

7 Nov 2015 – 21:00

A cross-genre presentation of the book:

REALITY IS TRANSCRIBED, PUT INTO WORDS, BECOMES DISTORTED AND PART OF A NEW TRANSFORMED REALITY – Documents Pertaining to the Murder of Robert Risberg in Uddevalla 13/05/96

by Ragnar Persson (artwork) & Pär Thörn (text)

reading – Pär Thörn
exhibition – Ragnar Persson
concert – Vinyl Horror: „Dark Matters“ (premiere)

+ talk & discussion with the artists – moderated by Peter Henning
doors 21:00 | start 21:30 | 7 EUR
+ party afterwards with Fog Puma on the decks

reading, talk & discussion in English
exhibition opening already in the late afternoon at 17:30h

exhibition open again on Sunday, Nov 8th, from 15:00

In their book „REALITY IS TRANSCRIBED…“, Thörn and Persson provide us with both a textual and visual report tracing back to a murder case in the Swedish Black Metal-scene of the 1990s. On May 13th 1996, Stefan Persson, member in the band „Asmodeus SA“, had – using a dagger – killed Robert Risberg of the band „Satanic Red Storm“ in Uddevalla.
Fragmentary documents & artefacts pertaining to this murder from the time back then which Ragnar Persson and Pär Thörn have researched and compiled such as song lyrics, merchandise items, interrogation & interception protocols, concert promotion posters, newspaper articles, fanzine drawings, album reviews or private correspondences (…) make us delve into the world of the two hostile Black Metal-bands who are nowadays, unjustly, rather unknown, if not forgotten. Nevertheless culminating in a sad, harrowing murder, both Satanic Red Storm and Asmodeus SA have with their music and notions made important contributions to the history and strength and authenticity of Black Metal. These contributions and the exact circumstances of the crime are to be revealed tonight.

Pär Thörn presents the texts he’d compiled in a reading in English. For A TRUER REALITY, translations had specifically been drawed from the (Swedish original) documents in the book. Ragnar Persson’s documentary exhibition is (on)going throughout the night and also open again tomorrow, Sunday Nov 8th, from 15:00.
Because only few original music recordings from „Asmodeus SA“ and „Satanic Red Storm“ can be disintered, Greta Christensen aka „Vinyl Horror“ did some research in the spheres & aesthetical contexts of the bands and will play one of her rare solo concerts using original Black Metal-vinyls in the specific turntable-setup she’d developed.
After the concert, we’ll find Greta, Pär and Ragnar in a talk & discussion with moderator Peter Henning and the audience about the background, implications and perspectives of their musical, visual and literary works presented tonight. Party afterwards with FOG PUMA on the decks!


The Swedish original was published at Orosdi-Back, Stockholm, 2012


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