Jürgen Ploog – Dillinger in Dahlem

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Jürgen Ploog – Dillinger in Dahlem

Moloko‘s chapbook No. 6 publishes some of Jürgen Ploog’s cut-up texts from the 1970s. Dillinger in Dahlem contains typical Jürgen Ploog texts, which have clearly been influenced by William Burroughs’s cut-ups, but somehow manage to take a distinct turn of their own. The atmosphere is dark, seedy, sexual, broken-up. A film noir hacked into little pieces and crudely spliced together to be screened in a shabby theatre. A number of collages by Ploog’s old partner-in-crime Walter Hartmann help visualize this tale from the fringe, the title of which subversively propels American Great-Depression gangster John Dillinger into Dahlem, a district in Berlin that was home to the United States Army and the US Embassy when Ploog produced these texts. Read more & order