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Bagger, 1997-2001

Bagger was a combative stage show formed around the noise art performance of
a live crust-core punk band. This decidedly non- commercial project combined music,
theatre, acrobatics and fire art. The shows elaborate costumes and set pieces made
from tyres, rubber, and scrap metal were constructed entirely of recycled waste materials.
The Parisien video collective Fist Fuck Productions provided additional visuals by way of
Super 8 projections.

During the four years that Bagger was together, they toured extensively throughout
Europe including shows in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia,
Slovenia, Greece and Sweden.

The Swiss photographer Kati Bitzer made a documentary book about the Bagger tours.
The following images are extracts from her work.


the material and the crew

Metelkova, Ljubljana /SLO | Kati Bitzer

the boss

Bar Offen, Zurich /CH | Kati Bitzer

fire circle

Villa Amalia, Athens /GR | Kati Bitzer

singer

Torre Maura, Rome /i | Kati Bitzer

devil

Cascina, Milan /I | Kati Bitzer

net

Torre Maura, Rome /i | Kati Bitzer

net

Torre Maura, Rome /i | Kati Bitzer

net

Cascina, Milan /I | Kati Bitzer

sound check

Mochvara, Zagreb /HR | Kati Bitzer

singer

Torre Maura, Rome /i | Kati Bitzer

bone

Torre Maura, Rome /I | Kati Bitzer

Dog

Pforzheim /D | Kati Bitzer

two dogs

TNT, Naples /I | Kati Bitzer

four dogs

TNT, Naples /I | Kati Bitzer

torture

Zorro Festival, Leipzig /D | Kati Bitzer

torture

squat party, Liège /B | Kati Bitzer

torture

squat party, Liège /B | Kati Bitzer

fire man

squat, Patras /GR | Kati Bitzer

electro shock

Metelkova, Ljubljana /SLO | Kati Bitzer

acrobatics

Cascina, Turin /I | Kati Bitzer

inferno

Cascina, Turin /I | Kati Bitzer

public

squat, Split /HR | Kati Bitzer

after show

Villa Amalia, Athens /GR | Kati Bitzer

after show

Villa Amalia, Athens /GR | Kati Bitzer

public after show

Cascina, Milan /I | Kati Bitzer

Fist Fuck Production

Metelkova, Ljubljana /HR | Kati Bitzer

build up

Cascina, Turin /I | Kati Bitzer

preparation

Mochvara, Zagreb /HR | Kati Bitzer

puddle

Brindisi /I | Kati Bitzer

waiting for the organizer

Patras /GR | Kati Bitzer

pulled over

highway, Italy | Kati Bitzer

driving

| Kati Bitzer

small roads

Split /HR | Kati Bitzer

breakdown

Greek mountains | Kati Bitzer

stairway showroom

squat, Split /HR | Kati Bitzer

fixing these brakes

Metelkova, Ljubljana /HR | Kati Bitzer

window

on the road | Kati Bitzer

Ice Cream

Brindisi /I | Kati Bitzer

reunion

squat, Patras /GR | Kati Bitzer

waiting for the boat

Ancona /I | Kati Bitzer

on the boat to Patras

| Kati Bitzer

arrival

Split /HR | Kati Bitzer

supermarket

Italy | Kati Bitzer

shopping

Cascina, Turin /I | Kati Bitzer

lunch break

| Kati Bitzer

sleeping

on the road | Kati Bitzer

tag

Ljubljana /SLO | Kati Bitzer

tag

Cascina, Turin /I | Kati Bitzer

tag

squat, Patras /GR | Kati Bitzer

tag

TNT, Naples /I | Kati Bitzer


Bagger includes: Fafa, Luis, Nicu, Bänz, Dömi, Vera Fabbri, Babu Fuhrer, Mike Tucker,
Azu Fabbri, Muncho, Vale, Maja, Anet, Angelino, Boco, Hänu, Tutti, Papst and Selma.

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Realisation: Werner Trunk