Gazillion Gazebo Video



Here's some documentation of the Gazillion Gazebo project. It was a lot fun, even if I expected to freeze off a toe or my arse or something...

Anyways, here it is, and with it a big thank you to the great people of LICHTER Streetview, The Frankfurter Verein für Künstlerhilfe for saving the project financially and Heike for filming. And of course to everyone who was there for being there!

 

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Gazillion Gazebo und Walpodenakademie



Nun ist es also eine Sache! Oder genau genommen sogar zwei.

Nachdem sich der Frankfurter Verein fuer Kuenstlerhilfe e.V. bereit erklaert hat, das Projekt finanziell zu schultern, Ist es mir eine aussergewoehnliche Freude, mitzuteilen, dass meine merkwuerdige Kopfgeburt Gazillion Gazebo tatsaechlich stattfinden wird.

Was dann auch bedeutet, dass ich mir dann am Freitag und Samstag jeweils von 20-22 Uhr in Frankfurt auf dem Rossmarktgelaende umgeben von jeder Menge anderer abgefahrener Projekte anderer Leute ordentlich den Allerwertesten abfrieren darf. Hui, das wird ein Spass.

Weiterhin gibt es dann noch begeistert zu vermelden, dass ich am darauf folgenden Montagabend, den 25. Maerz in der Walpodenakademie in Mainz unter dem wirren Motto: "Drinnen draussen sein", audiovisuell aufspielen werde. Wer also nach der Lichternummer noch nicht genug, oder dafuer keine Zeit gefunden hat, der soll doch einfach nach Mainz kommen. Das ist dann dem "draussen" im Namen zum Trotze auch drinnen, da muss man dann also nicht so frieren.

Hier ach nochmal das offizielle Fressenbuch-event. das teht dann noch ein wirrer Text und eine Wegbeschreibung dabei: https://www.facebook.com/events/305919449535687/?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

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Post Performance Syndrome...



So there have been a few shows recently. Generally, it feels good to be playing live again. Althought the new setup needs a lot of work until it functions in a way that I want it to. But that's only my stuff and I didn't really expect it to work right away. In any case, it would be way less of a problem if it wasn't for all those fucking annoying PA idiots.

How come so many sound system people are just absolute fucking pussies when it comes to aggressive electronic live music? They bring a completely oversized PA to the venue and play punk bands and breakcore records at deafening volumes, but once I'm on, they shit their pants and turn the levels down to barely audible. Even if I tell them to turn it up about 4 times. Of course then the audience gets annoyed and leaves.

GROW SOME BALLS OR GET A FUCKING LIMITER, ASSHOLES!

It is so incredibly annoying to have just another performance ruined by some sound guy who just doesn't fucking get it.

And don't even get me started about that drugged idiot who thinks he needs to touch my instruments/mixer/whatever.

Yes, I am in a slightly bad mood.

 

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Videophone new step!



Yesterday, I built in the internal screen.
Pretty machine.
I'm working on this like crazy again. Also, a few days ago, I finished general bending on a Zoom 506 II bass pedal. Needs a bit more polishing and some solution for a nice controllable internal feedback.
But already: O.M.F.G!!!

videophone screen

A lot more soon to come.

Fuck Yeah!

 

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Videophone growing



I finally managed to upload some stuff I recorded with the Videophone (which now also has it's final name, yay). I'm still building on it like crazy, so there's lots more to come.

Here's also a picture of its last stage (it already looks different again, but I am way slower with documenting than I am with building.

Videophone

I am currently building the screen to the left inside the housing.

Here's two recordings I've made. More to come, soon.

 

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Night shift revisited



It's been close to a year now since I had the Night Shift show at Simon Oldfield Gallery. Yesterday, I was surprised in a very very nice way by Rebecca Helen Page, who has filmed bits of the performance I've done there and uploaded them to Vimeo.

It was quite a noisy performance with very weird sound and I had very short hair at that time.

The desk I had my instruments on was absolutely gorgeous. It felt like my own private TARDIS.

Thanks a lot Rebecca.

 

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Video Glitch Thing



There's something awesome growing and it's high time I posted it here:

So yeah... these are the first tests with the new video glitch thing I'm building. No better name yet, but oooh it's gonna look sexy!

It's based on Gijs Gieskes brilliant GVP1 Video effects processor

As usually, I'm going way over the top with the circuit bending. And then there will also be the whole VGA part of it which I haven't even messed with, yet.

Exciting.

soon more.

 

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Night shift



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Night Shift

Katy Kirbach & Simon Schäfer

 

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Private View
7 September 2011, 18.30 — 20.30
 

Exhibition continues to
28 September 2011


Night Shift explores the relationship between painting, sculpture and performance with new work by Simon Schäfer and Katy Kirbach.  

The exhibition examines the tension between the handmade and ready-made; multiplicity and uniqueness; live event and still object; the diurnal and nocturnal.  Night Shift is visually and aurally layered with texture, sound, digital feeds, colour and analogue electronics.

 
 

 

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Simon Schäfer / der Warst @ dorkbot London wed 14th



I will do a talk/performance at dorkbot London #68 about/with my circuit bent audiovisual live performance system amah-intend. There's other presenters as well, so it will be a nice informative evening. Everyone please come by, bring all your friends and enemies.

Great Western Studios Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road, London W2 5EU

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