Production of a book on small town underground community through the visual archives of a collective and Swiss music label.

CHF 3’700

105% of CHF 3’500

105 %
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The «all or nothing» principle applies: The project only receives the funds if the funding target is reached or exceeded.

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Successfully concluded on 5/7/2024

This is what it's all about

2 years ago, the collective and label strecke records has silently put its activites to an end, leaving behind 6 years of music, party, pictures, performances. Its activities between 2016 and 2022 have been widely noticed on the Swiss electronic scene and have allowed encounters, Swiss and international connections, as well as the development of a scene in the city of Fribourg and in its region, during a special period of club closures, cultural policies, gentrification and pandemic.

As the 10 members of the collective have been extremely welded and committed over these years, it was time for them to move on and focus on other perspectives, projects, both personal or collective.

  • 2UNDER8 livestream (2020) performance by Mélanie Meystre and Camille Lepage interpreted by Juliette Surmann
    2UNDER8 livestream (2020) performance by Mélanie Meystre and Camille Lepage interpreted by Juliette Surmann
  • Namarone, Vinyl visuals by Timo Tiffert & Vera Gonzalez Ponce (2022)
    Namarone, Vinyl visuals by Timo Tiffert & Vera Gonzalez Ponce (2022)
  • No Club Sunday: Flyer printing plate, 2019
    No Club Sunday: Flyer printing plate, 2019
  • «Ghost of teuf» (unknown photographer, 2017)
    «Ghost of teuf» (unknown photographer, 2017)

Wills

In order not to let the archives and the energies deployed in the fragile history of free music and collectives vanish, a work group has been set up to publish an edition composed of visual and photographical archives of the collective and label during its period of activity. Rather than creating a sort of retrospective, moving away from theoretic analysis, the projects aims to open a perspective on a small town, a period, lives, hybrid sounds and art forms, a movement which has never stopped evolving and which gave, among many others, energy and breath to the Swiss electronic and hardcore continuum.

With past and present contributions of artists and friends who, from far or near, are part of this scene and have shared this adventure. This hybrid corpus will include texts written by these contributors, archive images by various, sometimes unknown photographers, as well as scans of posters, flyers, screenshots, all in the mix of colours and experimental prints that have made the label’s identity.

  • photograph by Thibault Villard (2021) and sticker by Simon Turin (2018)
    photograph by Thibault Villard (2021) and sticker by Simon Turin (2018)
  • Visual for TRNSTN Radio's «hi! levels» programmes (2020)
    Visual for TRNSTN Radio's «hi! levels» programmes (2020)
  • archive video No Club Sunday (2018) by Eric Rüeger
    archive video No Club Sunday (2018) by Eric Rüeger
  • TV Show: interview with Mélanie Courtinat for the Yatoni Video Game (2021)
    TV Show: interview with Mélanie Courtinat for the Yatoni Video Game (2021)
  • Cover of 2UNDER8, painting by Nina Winiger (2020)
    Cover of 2UNDER8, painting by Nina Winiger (2020)

This is what we need backing for

To create a quality archive on a branch of the electronic cultural movement & Swiss free party. To enable over twenty young artists and volunteers who have worked in the shadow of institutions, to make their work stand out.