discoteca flaming star is an interdisciplinary collaborative art group, a group of people which uses songs and other forms of oral expression, understanding them as a personal response to historical events and social and political facts. Through conceptual, visual and musical transfers, they create performances, sculptures, drawings, stages and situations whose foremost intention is to question and challenge the memory of the public, transforming old desires and finding invented pasts, or pasts which never occurred. DFS is the place where the oracle speaks through the non-chosen. DFS is a love letter written in the present continuous, a love letter to thousands of artists. They exploit their knowledge and lack of knowledge, working slowly, inspired by Anita Berber, Warhol’s wig, ghosts with no home, Rita McBride’s „Arena“, Greg Bordowitz, Mary Shelley, Karl Valentin & Lisl Karlstadt, the Vienna Group, Alvaro, Joey Arias and David Reed’s paintings and dialogues. DFS present wonderful songs of love, consumption, fervour and feminism, carpets that help to cross burning bridges, fragile essays as drawings, and things that go together even though they shouldn’t… They act directly in the gap between action and documentation, generating and finding documents that can be used to articulate strange tongues and languages that incite action and argument. Cristina Gómez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer have been the base of Discoteca Flaming Star since 1998.

Paolo Caffoni: On Sticky Stage (Editor’s note) (2019) en
DFS: On a Sticky Stage (…rehearsing, not knowing what for) (2019) en
Dimitrina Sevova: On Love Any Out of (90 Seconds) End by DFS (2016) en
Kerstin Stakemeier: Eigentlich 12 Mal Alissa (2015) de
Cara Benedetto: Man shows sketch of Woman to woman (2015) en
Sabeth Buchmann, DFS, Joerg Franzbecker: Aufführende des Gesprächs (2015) de
Susanne Husse und DFS: Agora Konversationen (2013) de
Ulrike Gehrhardt: Banner Study for an Agora (2011) de en
Valerie Smith in conversation with DFS (2010) en
Anita di Bianco: An interview with Discoteca Flaming Star’s Cristina Gómez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer (2010) en
Britta Peters: Freiheit von A bis Z (2009) de
DFS & El Arroyo Los Cagaos: Don´t Drink, Don´t Smoke – You must do Something (2008) en es
Miren Jaio: 17927 – Centralia (2008) es en
Matthew Lyons: The erotics of the eyelid (2008) en es
Leire Vergara: Memory, gaze and love (2008) es en
Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes: Compilations (2008) en es
Ines Schaber: The missing of red – DFS’s poetic agitation (2008) es en
A Conversation between Jan Verwoert, CGB and WM (2008) es en
An interview with Rita McBride (2007) en
Sarah Beddington: Love Me Green (2007) en
CGB dialogo con Alex Atreaga: We are here and they are there (2007) es
Miren Jaio: entrevista con DFS (2007) es
Britta Scholze: Questions for DFS (2006) de en
Matthew Lyons: The DFS Experience (2006) en
Alena Williams: Glass (on the work of WM) (2005) en
Tom Moody on a gig by DFS at BQE, Brooklyn, NY (2003) en
Michael Schultze: Crash Test for Disco (2000) en de