Magazine for the Mental State
Magazin für Befindlichkeit
Revue pour l'Humeur du Moment





freier is an adjective. It comes from the dictionary. It is quite simple.
In French it means a suitor; in German, ‘Get off my back, maybe another time’ or ‘Don’t worry,
we’ve had you by the neck for a long time now’;
in Romanian it means ‘Of course!’ and so forth…
An international word.” 
(from the manifesto by N. Pleasure)

freier is a b/w magazine of a circle of friends based in Berlin between 1995 and today.
It is edited and published by Simone Gilges in collaboration with Honey-Suckle Company and invited guests
and can be located between Fanzine, Poetry in images and text, Artist Book, Photo-zine...
As being a magazine for the mental states, themes are proposed very open and approachable in a freer way.

Issue 1: Geist -Zeit, 2003, Neue Dokumente
Issue 2: city - landscape, 2004, Neue Dokumente
Issue 3: east - west, 2004, Neue Dokumente
Issue 4: KuMuMoPoli, 2005, Neue Dokumente

freier was concipated to be a collector edition in 4 thematic parts, that should become a book after they were fully released. Issues 1 - 4 got compiled into a box with english text supply in 2006, Neue Dokumente & Galerie Art:Concept Paris

continuation: Issue 5: freier Fall, 2009, Neue Dokumente & Badischer Kunstverein
accompanied by a group exhibition

Out in 2014: new Issue no 6, freier Exchange/Austausch/Echange, Neue Dokumente

19,5 x 26 cm, b/w digital print on different papers, between 64 and 88 pages


exhibitions & events with freier


"Rendez-Nous freier", Prew-View limited to 50 Edtiton freier no. 6 presented by Simone Gilges (photoexhibition ) & Elsa M'Bala (concert)
at the OFF Dak'Art Biennale de Dakar, Sénégal, Restaurant Dakar-Istanbul, with DJ Wetdown

freier Austausch Sommerfest in Berlin, with
a film by Hanna Prenzel (G), live: Elsa M‘bala (Cameroon/Germany), Thabo Thindi _ (S.A./Berlin), STIX,
Tempo Masino Laboratorion Schattenspiel (Alexej Tchernyi, Misha Schenbrot, Wu Zhi ), Ole + surprise guests


"freier Fall", Exhibition at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Dirk Bell, Simone Gilges, Zille Homma Hamid, Jörg Hiller, Honey-Suckle Company, Gregor Hylla, Nico Ihlein, Kinga Kielczynska,
Petr Kisur, Heinz Peter Knes, Kitty Kraus, Friedrich M. Ploch, Sabine Reinfeld, Nina Rhode, Juliane Solmsdorf, Voin de Voin

"feier", Event, Performance: Voin de Voin & Kinga Kielczynska, live: Doc Schoke, Tracht und Prügel DJs, Strandbad Weissensee, Berlin

"freier à la carte", Installation, Dysfashional, Paris


"Freier", Exhibition at Galerie Art:Concept, Paris
Simone Gilges, Nina Rhode, Sabine Kunthoff, Juliane Solmsdorf, Zille Homma Hamid,
Dirk Bell, Heinz Peter Knes, Nico Ihlein, P.S. Kisur, Honey-Suckle Company
(freier-Box incl. freier Englisch)

“Megazines”, Presentation at Visionaire Gallery, New York


“Erntedankfest”, Presentation at Salon des Amateurs, Düsseldorf
Tracht und Prügel DJs, Performance: Frau Berlin

“freier Eintritt”, Exhibition at “Great Value( I)”, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Simone Gilges und Nina Rhode mit weiteren Arbeiten von Sabine Kunthoff, Juliane Solmsdorf,
Dirk Bell, Heinz Peter Knes, Nico Ihlein, P.S. Kisur, Martin Eberle, Honey-Suckle Company
Performance: Frau Berlin

Participation at “Publish and be damned”, self-publishing-fair, London und internationale Wanderausstellung

"freier Ausgabe 4", Presentation at Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin
Performance: Frau Berlin

Event at Schloß Lanke, Berlin
Performance: Frau Berlin, live: Jeans Team, Doc Schoko

“freier ist ein Adjektiv - Teil 2”, Lecture by Simone Gilges at Merz-Akademie, Stuttgart

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Club Schocken present: "freier - Ausgabe 4"
Performance: Frau Berlin, live: Jeans Team


Participation at“Publish and be damned”, Cubitt, London

“Open Arch”, Magazienweeke, Büro Friedrich, Berlin
Installation: Juliane Solmsdorf, Poster: N. Pleasure (Nina Rhode), Performance: Frau Jeans

“freier 1- 3”,Exhibition at Hinerconti, Hamburg
Sabine Kunthoff, Juliane Solmsdorf, Zille Homma Hamid,
Dirk Bell, Heinz Peter Knes, Nico Ihlein, P.S. Kisur, Martin Eberle, Honey-Suckle Company

“freier -Ausgabe 3”, Event and Exhibition at Neue Dokumente, Berlin
Nina Rhode, Fred Rubin, Simone Gilges, Juliane Solmsdorf, Dirk Bell, Suzana Sucic/Cicciolina, live: Gypsi-Kapelle

CD-Release "Elektroservice live at Neue Dokumente, freier- Ausgabe 2", Neue Dokumente, Berlin
Installation: Nina Rhode, live: Elektroservice (Jeans Team)

“freier- Ausgabe 2”,Event and Exhibition at Neue Dokumente, Berlin
Juliane Solmsdorf, Simone Gilges, Nina Rhode, Architekturbüro Mittig-Reinfeld, Lutz C. Pramann, live: Elektroservice (Jeans Team)


“freier Ausgabe 1”, Exhibition at Neue Dokumente, Berlin
Curated by P.C. Kisur, Simone Gilges, Nina Rhode, Juliane Solmsdorf, Heinz Peter Knes, Nico Ihlein, P.S. Kisur, Martin Eberle, Uli Wulff, Silke Sonia Müller, Lutz C. Pramann, Honey-Suckle Company, DJ: Apfel S