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

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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Autumnblips.



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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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.

DIYchurch71

There's more on my flickr account!

 

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Back to Nijmegen on 19th of July



Still feeling kind of deflated from taking down the show (and all of last weeks antics), I have to start taking care about future endeavours. There's a few more applications to be written and I seriously despise Artist statements, so this is gonna be .

But there's a few pleasant things coming up as well:

First of all, on 19.07.2011 der Warst will gloriously return to Nijmegen, where he's gonna play at the de-affaire festival

Also, now that I suddenly have way more time on my hands than I can handle, I really need to think about doing that DVD for Hand baked records.

I'll probably make some quick'n'dirty CD for Nijmegen, too.

Oh, and a lot of my gear seriously needs to go to the maintenance bay...

Keine Atempause, Geschichte wird gemacht.

 

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pure evil



Whoever manages to watch (and listen to) this until the end without suffering serious damage and later proves it to me, wins a pair of used socks or something:

 

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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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Doof



Ich war diese Woche gezwungen, den Rechner komplett leerzuräumen und Windoof neu draufzuspielen und musste daher alles neu installieren. Das ist alles ein wenig ärgerlich, hat aber auch was gutes: dadurch dass mein Rechner gerade ziemlich entmüllt ist, läuft er fehlerfreier als bisher, was weiterhin heißt, dass ich mich momentan befähigt sehe, endlich doch mal auf diesem Montagsgerät mit Audio arbeiten zu können und das weitesgehend problemlos. Ich hab die letzten paar Tage einen Haufen alte MDs gesichtet. Dabei trat neben viel erwartbarem und einigem nicht erwähnenswertem doch auch erstaunliches zutage. vielleicht eine halbe CD oder so bisher und ungefähr 50 Stunden größenteils Ausschussmaterial und noch nicht komplett durchgehörtes. Mein letzte Woche heimlich zusammengebastelte Beitrag für so ein Zwischennetzlabel, bei dem die Aufgabe darin bestand, innerhalb von einer Woche eine EP zusammenzukloppen, beinhaltet jetzt doch fünf Lieder, aber ich hab ziemlich gesiebt und die Sahnehäubchen rausgepickt, die im Endeffekt recht hm, naja... abstrakt ausfallen. Außerdem bin ich über meinen Schatten gehüpft und hab an einigen Ecken und Enden die leif eingespielten Lieder nachträglich im Rechner umarrangiert. Hier mal der Link von der Seite (meins ist noch nicht dabei, aber sonste einige nette Sachen): http://www.project168.co.uk/

 

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