German artists Faust are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their seminal film “Nobody Knows It Ever Happened” recorded live at London’s Garage in 1996, with a special weekend of Faust-ness in London.
Friday (December 1) sees a screening of the original live feature film at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, followed by a Q&A with founder member Jean-Hervé alongside author Andy Wilson whose new book “Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970-75” chronicles the band’s early history.
The film directed by Emyr Glyn Williams and starring Jean-Hervé Peron, Werner ‘Zappi’ Diermaier, Insa Winkler, Hans Joachim Irmler and Steven Wary Lobdell is 90 minutes of crashing sounds, amplified tools, destruction, nudity and industrial strength power all rolled into The Garage that night and Williams’ film captures every breath, snarl and shriek.
Faust will follow up their evening of film with an exclusive live show at The Corsica Arts Club as part of the Elefest ‘An Electric Storm’ festival on Sunday (December 3).
As well as playing a rare show themselves, the Krautrock pioneers have curated the evening to include artists Kling Klang and Staple Remove alongside laptop performances, art installations and electronic weirdness by Guerilla Zoo.
Both Faust nights will have Krautrock DJ’s Komische on the decks.