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

Das Tunnel – Transmission LA – AV Club

April 18th, 2012

I’m currently in my way to L.A. to attend the opening of “Transmission LA – AV Club“. It’s the second edition of the AVANT/GARDE DIARIES TRANSMISSION festival, this time it’s currated by Mike D of the Beastie Boys and it will take place in Los Angeles. Mike D invited 17 outstanding artists from multiple disciplines to create an exceptional 17 days event consisting of concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations. Here’s a video and some pictures of them building the event. More soon.
BTW, this is the first today and tomorrow post from somewhere above the Atlantic.




March 30th, 2012

Yung Jake released a new music video 2 weeks ago: ““. It’s not just your average video. You’ll have to experience it yourself, with you browser, preferably Chrome or Firefox. It so far ahead of any other music video …
Today and tomorrow also has a short cameo in it! Great work Jake!

Dollar Note

November 2nd, 2011

Dollar Note by Robert Gligorov: 2 white vertical pianos standing back to back, with a birdcage on top. When the birds jump from one perch to an other perch, the pianos play a note.


May 17th, 2011

I guess Yung Jake wrote the official anthem to net art: Datamosh. There’s even a cameo of in it.

3 Dreams of Black

May 13th, 2011

3 Dreams of Black” is a new interactive film directed by Chris Milk for the song “Black” by ROME, a music project by Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi featuring Jack White & Norah Jones. The project is a Chrome Experiment that showcases some of the latest web technologies like WebGL in modern browsers like Google Chrome.
Not only can you interact with video, you can also add your own items to the dream or see what others have build. For those of you who want to know the technical details: this page will keep you busy for a while. The model view and the demos are just as impressive.
Aaron Koblin was the creative director of this project and Mr.doob the technical director and of course a bunch of really talented people. You might also want to check out “The Wilderness Downtown“, a project with many people who were also involved in this one.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been that blown away by a web technology. So if you have the latest version of Google Chrome installed and a pretty decent graphicscard, go ahead and be …

Art Tape: Live with / Think about

April 5th, 2011

I can’t really say why, but I’ve just watched “Art Tape: Live with / Think about” by Michael Bell-Smith three times.

found at vvork

The Stupid Orchestra

March 22nd, 2011

Michael Petermann arranged around 200 historic electric household appliances like a symphony orchestra and called it The Stupid Orchestra. You can see the 35 minutes performance every hour at the MKG Hamburg till April 30th. Below you find a teaser video. I’ll go and see it in around 3 weeks, I’m looking forward to it.

found at trendbeheer


March 1st, 2011

You might remember Alexandre Farto aka Vhils his impressive Scratching the Surface wall pieces. The band Orelha Negra asked him to direct the music video for M.I.R.I.A.M. I’m not sure if his other pieces are also made with pyrotechnics but the ones in the video look spectacular.

DJ Filetype SWF

February 9th, 2011

Joel Holmberg is DJ Filetype SWF, which means that he mixes the background music from websites by surfing from one to another. I guess this is the best online DJ idea ever. You can watch and listen to his mix here.
“You’re in the mix with 2 tabs!”