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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140DIYChurch_HalifaxCamp warm up (September 3, 2012)



Woohey! The DIYChurch radio show from last Monday is online! With the last humanist, der Warst, dj olio, novo line, ONIONIONIONION, Fritz Bornstück, EMS

Listen to it here:

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Exzentriker.



Erinnernd hier jetz:
Während eines meiner ersten Alkoholrräusche (öh, Rausche?) auf dem Hochheimer Weinfest vor langer langer Zeit:
Sekt war im Spiel und Boris Urban schleppte mich später nach Hause. Wirklich ziemlich fast ganz bis nach Hause. Ich nehme an, er war besorgt um mich.
Bevor er dazu Gelegenheit bekam, saß ich auf der Verkehrsinsel zwischen dem Musikgeschäft Bock und dem damaligen, oder aber erst späteren, Drogeriegeschäft Idea. In der an das Musikgeschäft Bock angegliederten Musikschule hatte ich einige Jahre Musikunterricht genommen für Instrumente, die ich heute so nicht mehr spiele. Im Idea wurde ich einmal gefragt, ob ich die Zahnbürste nicht bezahlen wolle. Wohlgemerkt in einem Alter, in dem ich durchaus ab und an etwas mitgehen ließ, aber doch nun wirklich keine Zahnbürsten.
Im seltsamen Bereich zwischen so nie erlebtem Delirium und einem schräg, aber halbwegs klar tickenden Hinterkopf. Mit Leuten um mich rum sprechend, im vollen Bewusstsein meines eigenen Unvermögens, auch nur annähernd klare Sätze zu formen.
Währenddessen, die, infolge kürzlicher begeisterter Lektüre des gesamten "Sherlock Holmes", nicht völlig von der Hand zu weisende Vorstellung, sich in einer Droschke auf dem Weg von A nach B zu befinden.

A nach B.

Kein raus erstmal.
Irgendwann aber wieder vorbei.

Und heute aber immer wieder trotzdem seltsam, gleichzeitg, mit dieser [intensivierendes Adjektiv] Distanz zu beobachten, quasi aus dem Droschkenfenster raus, wie ich halt unwahrscheinlich bin.

Was ist denn das mit der Kommunikation?

Wie geht das in diesen Zwischenräumen?

So halt: Ich mach was ich mach und dann bin ich raus. Oder ihr oder wer. Oder was?

Und dann aber eben tanzen.
Als ob alle hinschauen.
Und alle schauen hin.
Gebens aber nicht zu.

PR-Problem.

Und haben die anderen da dann wirklich Orgien, oder reden sie nur drüber? Naja, manche haben, weiß ich ja... Und aber trotzdem, eh: ein Stückchen Haut anfassen, und plötzlich ist alles falsch?

Adoleszentes Isolationspartyvolk.

Oder doch wieder nur der Blick aus der Droschke?
Keine Ahnung, ich hab ja nichtmal wirklich Drogen genommen.

 

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Emstronaut und Psychognom



EMStronaut Psychognom

 

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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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atmer: dlp



It sometimes happens that I find myself creating something that just makes me sit back and stare at it forever. It happened in this case and I'm really proud of it. Made only with a few lines of improper html (marquee tag), a bit of css and one gif animation.

It also marks the 27th addition to the ongoing atmer project

atmer atmer dlp atmer

http://www.schaefersimon.de/atmer/dlp.html

 

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Apiary ambient show



The very nice ambient facets DIY church radio show from 13 February is online now and you can listen to it here:

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.

 

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Woah...



Don't mess with the missionary man.

 

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18 Feb: CHIPBUILDERS NOISELOUNGE!!!!



Uaaaaaaaaaah!

 Ladies and Gentlemen!

Simon Schäfer/der Warst/Chipbuilders Union proudly present:

18 Feb, 8:00 h:  CHIPBUILDERS NOISELOUNGE!!!!!!

18 Feb: CHIPBUILDERS NOISELOUNGE!!!!!!

 

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6 live acts, 1 or more DJ, 4 british Pounds, cheap booze, a night of MADNESS!

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DIE DEUTSCHE STIMME VON DAVID HASSELHOFF (Tapemaster)
http://soundcloud.com/sredni-vashtar
http://www.diychurch.org/



LITTER SHITTER (Junk/garbage noise/shitcore)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL5EPDkfhwc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS8Ea4jLzCo


CEMENTIMENTAL (Happy harsh noise)
http://www.cementimental.com/


RYAN JORDAN (Flashnoise)
http://www.ryanjordan.org/


Xithi Chasm (Spaghetti 'n' stuff)
http://xithichasm.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXy9Un5dm4&feature=youtube_gdata_player


DER WARST (Media core)
http://www.der-warst.de/


DJ OLIO (chipstuff, electro, etc)

 

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All this and much more at CHIPBUILDERS, 140-142 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL! 

http://g.co/maps/y7h28

 

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 All this and much more at CHIPBUILDERS, 140-142 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL! 

 

 All this and much more at CHIPBUILDERS, 140-142 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JL! 

 

 18 Feb: CHIPBUILDERS NOISELOUNGE!!!!!!

 

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EMS kommt!



taking this as an opportunity to organize my first Event in London. It's something I haven't done in quite a while.

18 Feb.

save the date!

 

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