Vive La Crise!

March 24th, 2009

If you have been in Berlin Mitte in the last few months, then you might have seen these posters “Vive La Crise!” by SP-38. Love his style.

Vive La Crise! by SP-38

photo by jeremyDP
thanks to rebel:art for remembering me of these posters

WHERE YOU AT Paul Snowden?

March 3rd, 2009

“WHERE YOU AT” is the title of Paul Snowden his show at Galerie Sandra Bürgel in Berlin. Paul is a Berlin based art director from New Zealand. You might know his fashion project Wasted German Youth or some of his other designs. Some consider him the personification of the Futura font. I just like this gravestone, which is in Helvetica for a change. 5 characters are enough. AMEN to that.
You can go and see his work till March 21th.

FUCK! by Paul Snowden

AMEN by Paul Snowden

photos by spanier

The Berlin adidas House Party

January 30th, 2009

Yesterday evening was the Berlin edition of the adidas House Party to celebrate the 60th birthday of adidas. It took place at the adidas No 74 Concept store. The shop was completly redecorated to fit the house party theme. There was no bar where you could get a drink, you just had to go to kitchen and fix yourself a drink. There were also regular pizza deliveries. It felt like a real house party. Of course the music was top notch too. It was a blast.
Besides the party, adidas organized a special sale yesterday. They sold 2500 pair of adidas Consortiums and adidas Originals sneakers for the amazing price of 20 euros a pair. This offer drew a huge crowd, but it went down in orderly way, you were only allowed to buy 3 pairs. The sales started at noon but there were still people waiting in line till very late in the evening.
I can only hope that this was just the start of adidas 60th birthday celebrations!

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

The Berlin adidas House Party

ATOM Performance

January 28th, 2009

ATOM is a performance by Monolake and Christopher Bauder for a matrix of 64 gas balloons, lights, and sound. You can see it tomorrow evening at Berghain in Berlin.

A room is filled with deep, evolving noises from a four-channel sound system. An eight-by-eight array of white, self-illuminated spheres floats in space like the atoms of a complex molecule.

Through variable positioning and illumination of each atom, a dynamic display sculpture comes into being, composed of physical objects, patterns of light, and synchronous rhythmic and textural sonic events. Change, sound, and movement converge into a larger form.

The height of the helium balloons is adjusted with a computer-controlled cable, whilst the internal illumination is accomplished using dimmable super-bright LEDs, creating a pixel in a warped 8×8 spatial matrix.

The sonic events, the patterns of light, and the movement of the balloons are manipulated in real time as a 45-60 minute-long performance.

ATOM

ATOM

ATOM

Berlin Says

January 21st, 2009

Berlin Says is a performance by Nasan Tur. Hundreds of graffiti collected from the facades of Berlin, sprayed onto one wall over and over again.

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Berlin Says by Nasan Tur

Ivan Argote

December 12th, 2008

Here are 2 projects by Ivan Argote. The first one, Trap, was build where the Berlin Wall used to be, maybe he wanted to catch some tourists. The second one is a clock, a Time Is Money clock.

Trap by Ivan Argote

Time Is Money by Ivan Argote

found at datenform

Kotti

December 10th, 2008

Larissa Fassler made this cardboard model of the publicly accessible areas of the mega housing estate, the Zentrum Kreuzberg, in Berlin. She has built the negative volumes, the tunnels of the metro station and the space between the facades. The model measures 3m x 3m x 1.35m.
Kotti is the nickname of this area, the metro station is called Kottbusser Tor. You won’t find many tourists here.

Kotti by Larissa Fassler

Kotti by Larissa Fassler

Kotti by Larissa Fassler

Keirin Berlin

November 27th, 2008

Keirin is a Japanese type of track cycling event, every fixed gear rider knows this. Danny Baarz made this short movie about Norio Takasugi, a fictitious keirin champion, to promote the Keirin Berlin store. Just take a deep breath and watch it.

Structures/Facades

November 12th, 2008

Tine Roeder and David Krings did a collaboration together called ‘Structures/Facades’. The inspiration for this sideboard (it is just a prototype for now) was the architectural history of East- and West-Berlin, rich in visions and utopias.

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Structures/Facades

Berlin Tempelhof International Airport 1923-2008

October 30th, 2008

Berlin Tempelhof International Airport

A month ago, we came back from a weekend in Belgium and we landed in Berlin Tempelhof. We knew it would be our last flight to Tempelhof, our beloved airport. That’s why we took this crappy picture.
Today are the last flights from and to Tempelhof, unfortunately the Berlin parliament decided to close it. I’m going to miss the 10 minutes taxi rides from and to the airport, the lack of shops, the architecture.


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