updated: 6 October, 2003
|NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES|
|16 Sep 94||die tageszeitung||
"Sommer in Grönland: Finken im Sturm"
Wolfgang Müller's travel report from Greenland - four of us went together on a 3-day break from Reykjavík - mentions Usako and Kousa, albeit not by their names but as Akiko's "two brown, soft toy bunnies".
The feature on a whole range of Berlin artists begins a full-page b/w portrait of us at Potsdamer Platz (before they started building all over the area).
|21 Oct 96||FOCUS||
"Wo die Sofas fliegen"
The feature on the nightlife scene in the former East includes a colour photo of the Schmalzwald, where we were having fun. (Kousa's hidden behind Akiko, and Usako is also so small in the pic that it would take a discerning eye to spot her!
|16 Feb 97||BZ am Sonntag||"Wer mein Stoff-Häschen findet, kriegt 1000DM"|
|17 Feb 97||BZ||"Häschen wieder da"|
|17 Feb 97||Tagesspiegel||
"1000 Mark für einen alten Hasen"
Three newspaper articles reporting the famous "missing bunny" story.
|Jan 98||SIEGESSÄULE||"Verqueere Welt"
The gay magazine's society page includes a colour photo of some of the participating artists at the opening of "16 Rippen (16 ribs)" womens exhibition, Gay Museum, Berlin
|31 Mar 98||BZ||
"Japaner an der Spree: ich glaub', ich bin in Tokio!"
An article on the so-called (ie. in reality non-existent) "Japanese music scene" in Berlin, with a small colour photo of Akiko, Usako & Kousa (again, they are very difficult to recognise!!)
|Nov 99||sketch vol.2||
"A word from Akiko Hada, Usako & Kousa to those of you who want to be come video artists"
A summery of the lecture we gave at the Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts in the summer, with a b/w photo of us.
|9 Aug 03||DV||
Húdir bardar í nafni Smekkleysu
Weekend edition of the Icelandic newspaper reports a concert by Bibbi & his friends a few days earlier, as part of a series of live events in parallel to Bad Taste's exhibition at Reykjavík Art Museum. The article is accompanied by a big picture of Usako, Kousa & Akiko, about 4 times as big as the photo of the musicians themselves!
See our 2003 Iceland Diary for a small reproduction of the article, as well as our report of the concert.
|16 Aug 03||Morgenbladid||
The "Culture Night" special pages include a detailed review of Bibbi's Hamburger Tour, with a photo of him eating a hamburger - and sharing the french fries with Usako & Kousa - at the Hard Rock Cafe, 11 August. (See below for the TV report of the same "gig".)
A small reproduction of the article is here.
|TELEVISION & RADIO|
|7 Mar 97||KiezReporter
3-minute report of the missing bunny story, inc. interview and reconstruction of the events
|19 Aug 97||Bayern3||
A 45-minute TV broadcast of the Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert in Munich on 24 June. Usako & Kousa are shown in many audience shots including the title sequence!!
|26 Apr 99||Das kleine Fernsehspiel
The film that made Usako & Kousa even more famous. Premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 99 and also screened various international festivals since.
In addition to some film festival catalogues, the following papers/magazines printed a still image of Akiko, Usako & Kousa, along with the listings for the screening/broadcast of the film:
|12 Jul 99||GBS Radio
|Usako & Kousa accompanied Akiko in the radio studio for a 20-minute interview, during which their presence was also mentioned and Akiko explained who the Bunnies were.|
|27 Dec 99||3sat||
A video essay by dogfilm, about the human relationship to new technologies and the media. Shows Usako & Kousa briefly at a campfire at Potsdamer Platz, and longer interview segments of Akiko are also included in the programme.
|12 Aug 03||Skjáreinn
Hjartsláttur á ferd og flugi
A magazine programme with a two-and-a-half-minute report on Bibbi's Hamburger Tour, with Usako & Kousa sharing the french fries with him.
See some stills from this programme here.
|7 Dec 97||Roter Salon||Kunst- & Meisencafe
Unfortunately the original plan for Usako & Kousa to perform as backing singers on this evening, at one of Wolfgang Müller's popular Sunday night series, did not materialise. At least they sat on the piano onstage throughout the show...
|16 Apr 98||Hamburger Bahnhof||
In Fast Forward's concert for 7 musicians and 5 cooks, Usako & Kousa appeared for a few minutes, playing a drum/trampolin with Fast
|Feb 01||Walter von Goethe Foundation Reykjavík||
The Highlight of the Month at Walter von Goethe Foundation (formerly known as Wolfgang Müller's "private" Goethe Institute) web pages is Usako & Kousa's report on their New Year's celebration in Reykjavik
The article (in German only) is at www.geysir.com/goethe-foundation/feb2001.phtml.
|14 Jun 01||Jones Beach,
There is a bootleg video going around of this Deep Purple concert, in which Usako & Kousa are
seen, banging their heads, in front of the stage at several points...
|In this book, there is a small photo of Käthe, Bettina Allamoda, Akiko, Usako & Kousa. See Martin Schmitz Verlag's webpages for further details|