On the 1st of July 2011, Klub 7 celebrated the publishing of the first book about their art-collective at Schaufenster, a gallery for contemporary art in Kreuzberg. Klub 7 invited us to join in for a collaborational live Printing/Painting-Session at the opening. We both enjoyed the contrasts between our physical computing and Klub 7′s fine manual skills.
All evening we felt like beeing part of this Stylebattle of RUN DMC and Aerosmith in ‘Walk this Way’. When we all stepped back to see were we ended up, Diskorobot from Klub7 said: “To me that’s grafitti in 2011!”. Let’s go back to the future.
It was our old collegue Michael Okraj from designerdeutsch who brought us to our first printing-action in Poland. For Goethe-Institut Warszawie he curated the exibition ’Design in Aktion’ in Mokotowska Street, Warsaw. On 9th of June we performed at the opening in a beautiful backyard.
Cheshire Cat: But I grin and bear it!
Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland.
Thank you very much Katarzyna Bialousz for organising this exibition so perfectly.
From 23th to 27th of May 2011, Sonice Development was invited to join the workshop ‘ELECTRIC’ at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design in Halle. An amazing recipy for 5 days: car-parts, the band Apparatjik, SOME art-design-magazine, Proessor Sven Voelker, a handful of extremly motivated students and us. Alltogether we were looking for an interpretation of Moholy Nagy’s artwork ‘Light-Space-Modulator’. Professor Sven Voelker and his Students release the SOME-Magazine twice a year. The next issue will deal with the topic ‘ELECTRIC’ and show the workshop and it’s results. Here you see a preview.
Magne Furholmen and Jonas Bjerre from Apparatjik gave a short lecture on the first day. Reporting about their ways of working together as a band, about their gig at Neue Nationalgallerie Berlin and about quantum physics.
Brainstorming, discussing, trying out and finally choosing the ways to go: We´ll build a rotopainter, a water-light-experiment-box, a complex shadow arrangement of car-parts and some poems.
‘Electric Dream’. “We’ll be together– together in electric dreams.”, quote taken from the movie-picture ‘Bladerunner’. Machine-parts having the ambition of being beautiful and human.
‘Multi Aqua Dimensionator’ a kinetic Light-Sculpure after Moholy-Nagy’s Light-Space-Modulator. The sculpture, its shadow and and its reflection show a synchronised multiplication of the moving water. Like a magnifier it gives us the chance to see.
On saturday, 24th of April 2011, we were invited to join the opening of the exibition “Pièce de Résistance” at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. We flew over and contributed a quick and dirty 10min print-performance quoting the arabic word: “Leave!”. A direct imperatif of the people of Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen to their dictators: Beat it!
Moataz Nasreldin in front of his work ’25th of january’, an arrangement of handwritten protest-signs from the egyptian revolution. To the right Mike Ballards ‘whose coat is the jacket you’re wearing’. (Photos by Mar-Ina Uhrig)
Saron Paz‘ work ‘story store’ on the left side. The ‘perpetual story telling apparatus’ by Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus to the right. The exibition Pièce de Résistance runs from April 24 to June 25 2011. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Opened daily from 13:00 to 19:00.
Leave! Egyptian Protesters in January 2011 photographed by Zeinab Mohamed.