Kraftwerk 3D Concert: Radio-Activity

January 8th, 2015

Yesterday I had the chance to see Kraftwerk, on of my all-time favorite bands, in Berlin. They’re currently performing their 3D shows “The catalogue: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8”, each representing one album, at the Neue Nationalgalerie, a modern art museum. As you might know, that building was designed by Mies van der Rohe and is a true classic. It’s fair to say that seeing Kraftwerk playing in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, is a one time opportunity, especially as the building will be closed for renovations for the next five years.
Yesterday was concert #2: Radio-Activity (1975), not their best album in my humble opinion. The 3D visuals made the first 30 minutes fly by quickly, so that Kraftwerk could play their greatest hits for the next hour and a half: Autobahn, Spacelab, Das Model, Die Mensch-Maschine, Tour de France, Die Roboter, Boing Boom Tschak …
I don’t know if it was a concert or an art performance, it was for sure something I’ll remember for a long time. If Kraftwerk ever plays in your city, get tickets!

Disclaimer. I was invited by Volkswagen, a partner of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, who supports the concerts.

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Man Machine

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Tour de France

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Die Roboter

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Boing Boom Tschak

Impetus and Movement – Ars Electronica exhibition in Berlin

July 11th, 2012

Tonight I went to the opening of ‘Impetus and Movement‘, the 3rd Ars Electronica exhibition at the Volkswagen Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in Berlin.
I was very eager to go because I knew that the installation ‘Particles‘ by Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi would be there. ‘Particles’ is an illumination installation of seemingly floating lights. It’s actually a quite complex installation. Just watch the video and you’ll understand why I wanted to see it.
Unfortunately, it didn’t really work at the exhibition. I can imagine that this isn’t the easiest installation to build up.
Anyhow, there’re 11 other installations and 6 video artworks at the exhibition which make it definitely worth it. You can go and see it till September 16th and it’s free!

Freunde von Freunden – Karen & Christian Boros

December 14th, 2011

Karen & Christian Boros are art collectors in Berlin. Over the years, their collection grew to a certain point that they decided to give is a permanent home and let the public visit the collection. They bought a former Second World War air raid shelter in central Berlin, did some serious reconstruction work and even built their private home on top of it. Freunde von Freunden, an international interview magazine, that portraits people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes or within their daily working environments, had the chance to visit their private spaces and interview Christian Boros about collecting art and living with the artworks.
Freunde von Freunden also recently released their first book: Berlin, featuring some nice print only exclusives and online highlights of the last two years.


July 22nd, 2011

Last nights SPEED SHOW: YOUR BROWSER IS MY KINGDOM was a lot of fun. I would like to thank all of you who came out to see the works despite the bad weather. Of course there wouldn’t be a SPEED SHOW if there weren’t the great online artists and Aram Bartholl, who came up the the SPEED SHOW concept.

So here’s the list with the 18 online pieces. Have fun!

1. Banners and Skyscrapers by Evan Roth

2. towards and beyond .com by Rafaël Rozendaal

3. 380 by Andrey Yazev

4. Rotors by Duncan Alexander

5. Form Art by Alexei Shulgin

6. right by Chris Shier

7. What happens when you die? by Tabor Robak

8. GeoGoo by JODI

9. Redemption by Sinae Kim

10. High Five by Niko Princen

11. The Revolving Internet by Constant Dullaart

12. Kim Jong-il by Anatoliy Demidov

13. Atrophy by Mitch Trale

14. 10 Google Commandments by Stephanie Davidson

15. Css mural (with instructions) by Paul Flannery

16. DJ FILETYPE SWF by Joel Holmberg

17. Mirrrroring by Michael Manning

18. ASCII Moiré by Hector Llanquín


July 14th, 2011

Just like last year, I’m organizing a SPEED SHOW next Thursday, July 21st, in Berlin. A SPEED SHOW is an exhibition format developed by Aram Bartholl.

The basic idea of this exhibition format is to create a gallery like opening situation for browser based internet art in a public cyber-cafe / internet-shop for one night. The exhibition format is free and can be applied by anyone at any place.

The titel of this years SPEED SHOW is “YOUR BROWSER IS MY KINGDOM”. There won’t be just animated gifs, but all kinds of different browser artworks.

So I invite you all to come and bring you friends and your friends’ friends!
Here are the details for the SPEED SHOW:

Thursday 21th of July 2011, 20:00 – 23:00
or@nien net
Oranienstrasse 185, Berlin
(google maps link)

You can also rsvp for this event on Facebook.

There’ll be 18 screens showing you the best online art.
This is an alphabetical list with the already confirmed artists:
Anatoliy Demidov, Andrey Yazev, Chris Shier, Constant Dullaart, Duncan Alexander, Evan Roth, Joel Holmberg, Michael Manning, Mitch Trale, Niko Princen, Paul Flannery, Rafaël Rozendaal, Sinae Kim, Stephanie Davidson, Tabor Robak


March 25th, 2011

WASTED GERMAN BEER is WASTED GERMAN YOUTH‘s latest offspring. It’s a Bavarian controlled organic farming bioland eco beer. Can anyone give me a better name for a beer? Anyway, the WASTED GERMAN BEER launch is today, so if you’re in Berlin drop by at Memhardstrasse 1, 10178 Berlin between 2 and 7PM.

Magic Colorz

December 13th, 2010

Magic Colorz: only the writers can see this kind of graffiti.

found at rebel:art

Little Big Berlin

August 25th, 2010

Little Big Berlin is beautiful edited film by Pilpop. It’s not just some shots of Berlin landmarks in tilt shift style, but also some nice observations of people in the city.

Round Rainbow

July 26th, 2010

Today I finally went to see Olafur Eliasson his exhibtion called “Innen Stadt Aussen“. I loved it. There were only 19 pieces in the show but it’s totally worth it. One of them was “Round Rainbow” – all the way.
You can still go and see it till August 9th at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.

The Animated GIF SPEED SHOW – The Aftermath

July 23rd, 2010

So it’s been 24 hours since today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday SPEED SHOW: animated GIFs.
It’s time to thank the 18 animated GIF artists! But of course also everyone who showed up at the event. I hope you all liked it.
I guess some of you would have been there if they were in Berlin last night. Your support is very much appreciated!
There wouldn’t have been a SPEED SHOW if F.A.T. Lab and Aram Bartholl didn’t came up with this format.
A big thank you to everyone!

For those of you who want to see the 18 animated GIF’s, here’s the list:

1. MILADY by Nicolas Sassoon

2. Gate to night / Gate to Day by Michael Bell Smith

3. 18 by teenocide

4. Disease by Jacob Broms Engblom

5. untitled by davidope (dvdp)


7. other_slab by Brandon Jan Blommaert

8. Young Ron J. by Mark Portillo

9. Shapes by Travess Smalley

10. JUMPJUMPJUMP Symetry by Francoise Gamma

11. Til You’re Blue in the Face by Laura Brothers

12. Clown by REED + RADER

13. Bison by Harm van den Dorpel

14. Playing Fields With Wind by Xavier Barrade

15. vvave by Constant Dullaart

16. Cross by Princess Hijab

17. Dog Drip by Petra Cortright

18. Data Glut by Evan Roth (NSFW)

And here’re a few snapshots from the event.