LUDO MICH

Arthur Is Fantastic is a b/w Fluxus film that portraits Arthur Indenbaum and turns him into a work of art by obliterating the boundaries between art and life. Arthur Indenbaum was the son of an American diamond dealer who had come to Antwerp in the late 1960s to be trained in his father’s business. Soon, however, Arthur found his way into the lively art and music scene of Antwerp of the period where he liked to…
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Lysistrata is a comedy by Aristophanes that was staged for the first time in Athens in 411 BC. The main character, Lysistrata, is a strong-headed woman who persuades women from various warring states in ancient Greece to deny their men all sexual pleasures in an effort to force them to end the interminable Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC). After a period of heated and comical battles of the sexes, the men succumb to the women’s demands. The warring…
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Deus Ex Machina is a choreography for a female and a male body, filmed and edited in 1970 by Ludo Mich, who also added a soundtrack and animated drawings to the film. The b/w film shows close-ups of two naked bodies caught up in a seemingly improvised choreography. The couple’s movements are both intimate and uncomfortable. Their nakedness is real. Their skins glow, itch and hurt with life. There’s…
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Registration of a performance by Ludo Mich at the Dennis Tyfus & Vaast Colson exhibition ‘Break Down The Walls’ at Maes & Matthys Gallery and Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, 2006. The centre piece of the exhibition was a hole struck in the brick wall that connected the two adjoining art spaces. In a wooden arena created by Vaast Colson in one of the spaces various performances took place in the course of…
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“Finally it seems to me that we should direct all our efforts like the dadaist Raoul Hausmann toward the creation of an optophonetic art, which one day allow us to see music and hear pictures simultaneously” is a line by Moholy-Nagy that introduces Ludo Mich’s film MULTI D : 2D from 1982. During the 1970s and 1980s Ludo Mich intensely experimented with holography as a new medium in art. His aim was not…
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