Pictures from the Kosmischer Läufer exhibition. As part of the Leith Late 16 Arts Festival the show ran from 23rd to 26th June 2016. It Included equipment, clothing and ephemera from the programme. Visitors tuned into Kosmischer Läufer Radio on 107.5 FM to listen to Martin Zeichnete’s music.
Unknown Capability Recordings wish to thank Leith Late and The Goethe Institut for providing support.
Zeit zum Laufen!
The exhibition took place in the window of Leith Athletics. The shop closed in November 2016 after 45 years in business.
An FM Radio broadcast of Martin Zeichnete’s music played for the duration of the show.
Kosmischer Läufer Coaching Top. With DDR Olympic Pin. c1975.
Kit bags. Running shoes. Training programme cassettes. Various dates 1972-80’s.
Collection of original Kosmischer Läufer training cassettes. Various dates.
Ladies Summer Training Camp Kit. c1981. With Stereobelt Mark II.
Stereobelt Mark II. Close up of tape player unit. This version would stay in use until being replaced by the superior, lighter Sony Walkman in 1979.
Window display including a radio receiver made by Martin Zeichnete’s father in the 1960s and a black market reel to reel machine used by Zeichnete to record broadcasts from the West.
Reel to reel tape of the ‘Traum von der goldenen Zukunft’ soundtrack. 1976.
Ladies Summer Training Camp Kit. c1981. Note Kosmischer Läufer Mission Patch.
A Limited Edition Cassette of Volume One was released to mark the exhibition.