today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday SPEED SHOW

July 15th, 2010

Next Wednesday it’s today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday. To celebrate this, I’m organizing a SPEED SHOW. It’s an exhibition format developed by Aram Bartholl, this is the manifest:

Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and life pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)

So here are the details for the today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday SPEED SHOW:

Wednesday 21th of July 2010, 21:00 – 00:00
or@nien net
Oranienstrasse 185, Berlin
(google maps link)

There will be 18 screens showing you the hottest animated gifs ever.
So I invite you all to come and bring you friends and your friends friends!
You can also join this event on Facebook.

This is the list with the 18 animated gif artists:
Nicolas Sassoon, Laura Brothers, Xavier Barrade, Francoise Gamma, REED + RADER, MATHWRATH, Harm van den Dorpel, Michael Bell-Smith, Mark Portillo, Petra Cortright, Travess Smalley, teenocide, Jacob Broms Engblom, Princess Hijab, dvdp, Brandon Jan Blommaert, Constant Dullaart, Evan Roth

DMY 2010 International Design Festival Berlin

June 9th, 2010

Tonight is the opening of the DMY 2010 International Design Festival in Berlin and I’m really looking forward to see some new inspiring work. The next few days are packed with events and workshops. The DMY Maker Lab sure does sound interesting, but also the symposium on Saturday with the topic “Are nerds the new designers?” is worth to check out.
I’m curious how the DMY version of this Tape Installation by Numen / For Use will look like. Especially in one of the huge hangars of the former city airport Berlin Tempelhof.


June 1st, 2010

Mikroskop is one of the installations by Olafur Eliasson in his exhibition “Innen Stadt Außen” (Inner City Out), at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. It’s a huge kaleidoscope in the atrium of the museum, as high as the skylight. I still need to visit this exhibition, but I want to go when it’s as empty as possible. And when I have new camera (I’m currently looking into a Ricoh GR Digital III). The deadline is August 9th!

Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson

Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson

Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson

Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson

Light Me Black

April 26th, 2010

“Light Me Black” by Monica Bonvicini. You can see this installation at the Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin, from this Friday on. The opening is part of the Gallery Weekend Berlin. If you’re around make sure to go and see Ariel Schlesingers exhibition at Galerija Gregor Podnar too.

found at fette


April 19th, 2010

Last Friday was the opening of SHOP, the WASTED GERMAN YOUTH store in Berlin. It’s going to be the retail space for the brand, but it will also be used as a gallery, office and studio. WASTED GERMAN YOUTH is Paul Snowden his brand and this is the story how it all started …

as history has it “i was sitting some sunday morning, in the garden at tresor, it was love parade, it was hot and the buzz was very good and all around, me, everyone, so super wang. i turned to my friend and said… these kids, all so fucked up. all of them, so off their fuckin faces. just wasted german youth. its just… wasted german youth” and there it was…

So if you’re around, go and check it out: Memhard Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin.
Photos by Spanier

By the way, Paul is actually a little bored and wants to get challenged to love his job once again. So you can submit your design project for Paul here and maybe when it tickles his fancy, he might give away his skills for free.

I Don’t Wanna Be …

April 6th, 2010

New work by SP-38 in Berlin. Found and photographed by Aram Bartholl.

Innen Stadt Außen

March 23rd, 2010

Innen Stadt Außen” is the title of Olafur Eliasson his upcomming exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.

Innen Stadt Außen concerns itself closely with the relationship between museum and city, architecture and landscape, as well as between space, body and time. The site-specific investigations within the museum are amplified and commented on through ephemeral projects in public space, thus linking the Martin-Gropius-Bau to various places within the city.

This photo of the Berlin Fernsehturm gives you an idea what to expect. The exhibition opens on April 28th and you’ll have time till August 9th to go and see it.

A Guard to Guard the Guard

November 9th, 2009

This is a photo from 1976 of the Waldemarstrasse in Berlin. The wall was still white because they had just rebuild it. A few years later it was full with the typical wall paintings. This Flickr set shows you an artist in action a little further down the street.
I’m currently living in that street but I’ll soon move to a new place exactly between those 2 white walls. Weird.


photo by photo_secessionist

Solebox x adidas Berlin

October 4th, 2009

It’s been a while since I saw a sneaker that got me interested, but my next pair will be the Solebox adidas Berlin. They’re part of the adidas Consortium City Series and I guess adidas didn’t really had a hard time to come up with a Berlin partner for their adidas Berlin model. The Solebox brothers did a great job with the design, details like their birthdays and the original colorway on the inside give the sneaker the real Solebox touch.

Solebox x adidas Berlin

Solebox x adidas Berlin

Solebox x adidas Berlin

Solebox x adidas Berlin

Broken Self Sculpture

September 21st, 2009

You can go and try the “Broken Self Sculpture” by Rafaël Rozendaal at the AFK Sculpture Park in Berlin till September 26th. It’s based on his Broken Self .com piece.

Broken Self Sculpture by Rafaël Rozendaal

Broken Self Sculpture by Rafaël Rozendaal