gerade hinstellen und loslaufen

Ich bin am Mittwoch nach Berlin umgezogen. London war mir dann auf Dauer einfach zu heftig und ich habe dort viel zu viel Zeit damit verschwendet, depressiv zu sein und mich selbst nicht leiden zu können. Da hab ich keine Lust mehr drauf. Mal sehen, wie es hier wird.

Ich bin auf alle Fälle hinreichend aufgeregt und darüber hinaus auch auf der Suche nach einer Bleibe.

Es gibt viel zu tun. Auf geht's



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Bis einer heult.

Finally here's some documentation for my most recent art endeavour. I have a piece in this show 'Batman Elektronik' in Berlin right now. After not having had anything sculptural out for more than a year, this feels a bit like a comeback thing.

Bis einer heult

I'm not sure how and when I got inspired to build something out of inflatable weapons, but once I had them, I instantly felt the old love of materials and working with space again.

Inflatable Weapons

Also, my housemates were delighted when the first batch arrived:

I was surprised by how easy it actually was to glue those things together, but I didn't expect them to be made that badly. Over the course of building the sculpture, more or less every time I inflated it, I had to discover another seam that had cracked. A main offender was the gun I found this bizarre review for:

Instead of being 'pretty cool' as the lady here keeps insisting, this peace of shit had its seams ripping apart in different places at least 6-7 times, and of course it wasn't the only one doing that. Which meant that the sculpture most of the time deflated within minutes after being pumped up regardless of how many patches I'd already put on.

I thought of finding some automated solution for inflating it, but after some fruitless efforts of trying to find a strong enough electric pump, I decided to just do it by hand around every half hour during the private view. So if you happen to be in Berlin some time between now and the 19th of January, you're either gonna have to ask the gallery staff to inflate it for you or even better, do it yourself, to see it in all its glory...



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Batman Elektronik

Wooh, I have a piece in a show in Berlin right now.

Batman Elektronik


Opening of the show & artist book release

opening 08.11.2013 // 6pm-9pm @

Galerie Mikael Andersen

Pfefferberg, Haus 4 Christinenstrasse 18/19 / 10119 Berlin (close to U2, Senefelderplatz) Opening hours Galerie Mikael Andersen Tue-Sat 12-6 pm / show open till 19.01.2014 / free entry

list of artists Andreas Arndt, Madeleine Boschan, Mitchel Breed, Chad Burt, Frieder Butzmann, Sol Calero, Francesco Cavaliere, C U, Jan Deyrieux, Alex Dordoy, Lucie Freyenhagen, Christina Gay, Philip Grözinger, Nathan Gwynne, Andy Hope 1930, Nicolas Humbert, Christopher Kline, Raul Kraz, Sebastian Meschenmoser, Zoë Claire Miller, Paula Müller, Patrick Niemann, Julia Oschatz, Michael Pohl, Emma van der Put, Judy Ross, Simon Schäfer, Caroline Schmidt, Nicolás Spencer, Steven Warwick, Marlon Wobst

list of writers Agatha Gristly, Stephan Schleim, Volker Pietsch, Rune Gade

curated by Ernst Markus Stein & Fritz Bornstück

Batman Presstext



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I have posted it elsewhere on christmas, but I completely forgot to post it here. Oh well, happy chinese new year then...

Here is the recording of my gig at autumnblips at Panke in Berlin.
A few months after this gig, the memory battery of one of my gameboy cartridges died, thereby erasing two years worth of songs. The idiot that I am also hasn't really taken care of backing up anything since then. Some of those songs I have not even recorded. I will never be able to play, let alone hear them anymore. No one will. They will be fading ghosts in the back of my brain that will haunt me whenever I get reminded of a particular melody or a beat or whatever...

Everytime I touch my Gameboy now, or actually any portable gaming device, it burns LIKE HELL!!!!. I will have to learn to love it again, but right now the disappointment is overpowering.

This was the last real 'official' recording from this particular cart. It feels very important to me, because it kind of sums up what I've been doing in those two years. And it shows me that it's time for a change in program. The Gameboy has dominated my set for quite a while now and in a way, I have started to let myself be limited through that.

So, a few days ago, I built a new Lab, And from here on, I think my sound will be a bit different again. Looking forward to a new challenge.



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Emstronaut und Psychognom

EMStronaut Psychognom



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die gute Situation machen

So begab es sich denn, dass ich mich mal wieder in meiner letzten Wahlheimat Offenbach einfand, folgend dem Ruf des sehr umtriebigen Herrn Jos Diegel, der hier und anderswo seine Kunst in unzähligen Formen unters Volk wirft.

Eine neuerliche Kollaboration war längst angesagt und lange angedacht und endlich nun also wird das, was sich in unseren Köpfen zusammenschwurbelte, seinen Weg in die Außenwelt finden. Und das geht dick rein.

Sonntag, den 1. Jilu 2012:


Was gibt es schon besseres zu tun, wenn sich alles ins Innere verlegt, als eine Situation zum rausgucken. Zu einer wirklich gemeinsamen ernst gemeinten Sache treffen sich zwei zu einer Übung, nicht im Freien, aber im Vorstellbaren. Diese Sache ändert sich dann stündlich. Die Fortsetzung der Immobilie mit anderen Mitteln, das mobile Haus wandert mit der Sonne oder mit uns. Eine asymmetrische multimediale Präsenz wegen, zu, auf, für und gegen die Rhetorik der Stadt, die wir nicht sind.

So ab 5-6 Uhr bis ein paar Stunden später, wir haben ja Zeit.

In der Nähe des Unicampus Bockenheim in Frankfurt (mehr lässt sich zur Ortsbestimmung noch nicht sagen. kommt einfach dahin, ihr findet das dann schon). Könnt auch schon früher kommen, Da gibts nämlich das Sommerfest vom Kulturcampus Frankfurt und mithin einiges zu sehen und tun und so.

Gut gut.


I'm back in my last chosen Hometown Offenbach to finally pursue a long due cooperation with the very busy Mister Jos Diegel.

Sunday 1. Jylu 2012:


surprisingly accurate Google translation:

What is there to do better when it's all moved into the interior, as a situation to watch out. For a really common thing seriously meant to take two of an exercise, not outside, but the unimaginable. This matter will then change every hour. The continuation of the property by other means, the mobile home moves with the sun or with us. An asymmetric multi-media presence due to, on, for and against the rhetoric of the city that we are not.

Its gonna start around 5-6 and will go on for a few hours. Near the Unversity Campus Bockenheim in Frankfurt. Just go there, You'll find it eventually.

You can also come earlier for the summerfest of Kulturcampus Frankfurt, as there are going to be plenty of other nice things to see and do and stuff.

Good Good.

Simon Schäfer der Warst



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Berlin revisited

While I was staying in lovely Amsterdam, Fritz Bornstueck gave me some amazing pictures of the last gig of my tour in Berlin. Thanks a lot to Stefan Kaz, who again captured the experience most adequately.


There's more on my flickr account!



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In Berlin sein

Ist ein Spaß, wenn die richtigen Leute da sind. Es gab zwei Konzerte mit der Inox Kapell Schrill Schoh, die ärgerlicherweise Freiluftig waren und deswegen ARSCHKALT! Aaaaaaah!

Egalomat, ich bin bei netten Leuten untergekommen, die sich da Ernst-Markus und Maura nennen uund wir haben den gestrigen Abend nach dem zweiten kalten Konzert (welches zumindest von besserer Laune begleitet war), damit verbracht, ein wenig zu musizieren.

Man mache sich auf einiges gefasst! Da könnte wohl ein Tonträgerlein oder Ähnliches bei Abfallen...

Ja! Ja!



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