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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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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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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I lost my phone...



Ich habs im Bus liegen lassen, also kann von gestohlen eigentlich nicht die Rede sein.

Trotzdem:

Scheise.

 

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Nachklapp Amsterdam



The Radio show from Amsterdam is online now and everyone can listen to it here:

http://www.diychurch.org

 

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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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Das Rotari ist tot



War abzusehen, ist trotzdem schade.

Ein Youtubefilmchen zeugt von ausreichender Durchhalterei und schrecklicher Musik zum Schluss. Ich hätte ja lieber den ganzen Abend aggressiv gefeiert, aber irgendwie hielten es so gut wie alle für nötig, ihre weinerlichsten Platten mitzubringen. Na gut, stimmt nich ganz, aber irgendwie hätte ich mir die Stimmung anders gewünscht.

 

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Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Greencon



Es wurde anlässlich der in Bonn stattfindenden äh... Weltkonferenz für Biodiversität (oder wie das Ding halt hieß) vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung und dem Naturkundemuseum Bonn ein Schnellfilm-Wettbewerb veranstaltet, an dem sich mir Nahestehende Filmstudenten beteiligten.
Es galt, innerhalb von 40 Stunden einen möglichst guten Film zusammenzukloppen und auf den bereitgestellten Server zu hieven.
Startzeit war 8 Uhr morgens oder so, ich stieß erst gegen 1 Uhr Nachts zum Team um den Ton für Evas Animationssequenzen beizusteuern und blieb dabei bis Schluss war. Alles in allem ein feiner Spaß.



letzten Samstag war dann dann die Vorführung/Siegerehrung in Bonn. Wichtige Leute aus aller Welt schwafelten uns die selben Sprüche vor, die wir halt alle schon seit ewig kennen. Immerhin fand das ganze ja auch unter dem außergewöhnlich fantasievollen Thema "Kurz vor 12" statt. Die meisten anderen Festivalbeiträge waren dann auch entsprechend. Bei so Betroffenheitsthemen ist ja in der Regel abzusehen, was sich die Leute für kröses Gewäsch aus den Synapsen pressen.
Wer's nicht glaubt, schaue sich unter folgender Adresse gefälligst sämtliche Beiträge an: http://de.youtube.com/schnellfilm.

 

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