Thies Mynther and Jakob S. Boeskov: Erik/Prince Is Dead – A Fever Dream Letter Scape

HMKV Video of the Month


01–30 June 2021

One of the more encouraging aspects of the pandemic is how collaborations evolve under difficult circumstances. This video is the result of a communal effort during the first lockdown in 2020. After reading Boeskov’s epic poem in an Instagram post, Mynther contacted Boeskov to set his “contemporary equivalent of Ginsberg’s Howl” to music and visualize it together. And they did.

Thies Mynther composed and produced the music and soundtrack respectively for DEFENDER (2021) and Border Control (2021) by Stefan Panhans and Andreas Winkler - currently to be seen and heard in the solo exhibition The Pow(d)er of I Am Klick Klick Klick and a very very bad musical! at HMKV (15 May - 5 September 2021).



Video Concept, Direction, Animation: Thies Mynther and Jakob S. Boeskov
Text/Voice: Jakob S. Boeskov - New York
Composition and Musical Production: Thies Mynther - Hamburg
Montage: Thies Mynther
Photography: Thies Mynther
Footage filmed at Beijing, Los Angeles, Moscow, Berlin, Hamburg, Bratislava, Mildenberg
Sound ambiences from New York from the movie Everybody’s Cage by Sandra Trostel



Jakob S. Boeskov is an artist, writer and filmmaker from New York.

Thies Mynther is a transdisciplinary artist and composer from Hamburg.

They have been friends since the year 2000

01–30 June 2021

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents in monthly rotation current video works by international artists – selected by Inke Arns.

Thies Mynther and Jakob S. Boeskov

Erik/Prince Is Dead - A Fever Dream Letter Scape

Music video, 2020, 12:28 min.

Filmography (excerpts):

Thies Mynther:
All Creatures Welcome (2018) - Composition, Coproduction, directed by Sandra Trostel
Year of the Bug (2020)

Jakob S. Boeskov:
Empire North (2011)
Roy Camera (2018)
Soft Regime Fever (2020)

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