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

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

http://www.pw-verlag.org

 

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Warstware at Mini Maker Faire



I will have a Warstware booth at the Elephant&Castle Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 6th of June.

Elephant&Castle MMF

I'll be around there pretty much all day and at some point, I'm gonna do a performance of sorts (no idea yet when that's gonna be-will update as soon as I know). The whole thing will take place in the London College of Communication which obviously is around Elephant & Castle.

Please pop by if you feel like it.

 

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Videoprints



A while ago, I scanned the videoprints I've done during live av performances around 2008-2009. I made them with a printer that connects directtly to a composite video input, which was plugged into the output of my video mixer. Since doing live video is more or less my way of painting (not entirely true: I'm currently making the weirdest paintings, but they're not quite ready to be published, yet), these are probably the closest things to static paintings I've made. At least around that time. There are 74 prints, some of which have been collaborations with Eva Becker.

Of course, with 74 prints, not all of them can be of the same quality, still I like most of them a lot.

Here's a few of my favourites in no particular order:

3


37


72


2

I might upload more of them as soon as I have built a proper project page for them.

 

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Warstware official



I decided to make the Warstware site, documenting my endeavours in circuit bending and machine hackery, official. It's still far from complete and quite messy because I'm slowly getting out of hibernation and projects are piling up, but in my opinion, it's too nice to keep informal for very much longer. Comments and productive criticism are appreciated.

Here we go:

Warstware

 

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Gazillion Gazebo Aufruf!



Liebe Frankfurter/Offenbacher/Umfeldianer,

Lichter Streetview

Ich wurde von Lichter Streetview eingeladen, am 22.-23. 3. in der Frankfurter Innenstadt eine neue Performance/Intervention mit dem Namen 'Gazillion Gazebo' zu präsentieren:

An audio-visal live performance/installation loosely based on the overflow of information encountered in an urban environment. Operating a laboratory of Warstware (circuit bent video and sound equipment), Simon Schäfer alias der Warst transforms a customary gazebo into both an immersive environment and a vibrant public sculpture.

Leider haben sich jetzt Probleme ergeben, die es den Lichterleuten leider nicht ermöglichen, mir die erforderliche Technik zur Verfügung zu stellen. Das ist ärgerlich, ich fände es allerdings sehr schade, wenn dadurch die ganze Sache ins Wasser fallen müsste. Also ist DIY angesagt.

Ich brauche für die Realisation des Projektes folgendes:

Wenn ihr irgend etwas von der obigen Liste habt, das ich für zwei Nächte ausleihen kann oder irgend jemanden wisst, der mir hier weiterhelfen könnte, möchte ich euch bitten, mir so schnell wie möglich bescheid zu sagen.

 

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Gazillion Gazebo



Usually, I don't talk publicly about stuff that I just sent out, having no idea how the other side is gonna pick it up. I spent hours and hours today thinking about how to write two sentences. After having actively avoided to think about them for some days. And then it just had to be done. No time, no time.

And here it was. After hours of trying to formulate some farty crap to impress whomever:

The Gazillion Gazebo

Gazillion Gazebo

An audio-visal live performance/installation loosely based on the overflow of information encountered in an urban environment. Operating a laboratory of Warstware (circuit bent video and sound equipment), Simon Schäfer alias der Warst transforms a customary gazebo into both an immersive environment and a vibrant public sculpture.

I really want to do this. Hopefully it's gonna work...

 

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Warstware KP1 halfway there.



Building on a sexy Warstware Kaoss Pad KP1.

Progress so far:

Will be for sale soon.

Let me know if you're interested.

Warstware KP1

Warstware
Warstware
Warstware

 

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Video Hackspace



meta-creation_date: 10/2/2013 07:16:15 Fabrizio D'Amico from Video Hackspace came over. We talked about doing a visual circuit bending workshop soon. It was very pleasant.

I borrowed a projector and he filmed some of my pictures with his telephone. Then he uploaded them to Youtube. Here they are:



Also, I had a very nice/strange night. More things soon.

 

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Neusound



Working on my next lab.
Entirely Gameboy-less.
Neusound.
Neusound

 

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