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Rudolf Bartholl 100st birthday

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My grandfather Rudolf Bartholl turns 100 years today. Unfortunately he died already in1970 before I was born. Never the less I feel very connected to his work and life as an artist, painter and fabric designer.

Rudolf Bartholl studied fine arts / painting at the Akadamie of Breslau and Berlin at Prof. Willi Jaeckel till 1930. In the spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1920′s (Bauhaus) he founded the “Werkgemeinschaft Michelsdorf”(Arts & Craft Community Michelsdorf) in 1939. This collaboration with other artists focused on manly fabric design, carpender’s workshop, upholstering and smithy. After the war in 1949 he built up a hand-loom weaving workshop in Bad Oldesloe (close to Hamburg, DE) which has been continued by my grandmother Norah Bartholl (1908-1998) after his death.

He took part in many aplied arts exhibitions with the Textile Society Schleswig-Holstein in:

- Hamburg,
- Hannover,
- Munich: Handwerksmesse and Neue Sammlung;
- Frankfurt,
- Stuttgart,
- Ostende,
- Sidney (1965),
- Paris (1967),
- Lyon,
- Nizza,
- Bordeaux and Lissabon (1967),
- Tokio and San Franzisko (1964).

Awards:

- Kunstgewerbeverein Hamburg 1966
- Bavaria State award, Munich 1967
- Hessischer State Award, Frankfurt 1967

Book “Der Maler Rudolf Bartholl”

Lexicon of textile design University Paderborn

Bartholl, Rudolf

30.9.1907 in Bad Oldesloe, + 1970 in Bad Oldesloe; Maler, Weber, Entwerfer für Textilien, Keramiken u.a.

Studium der Malerei an den Akademien Breslau und Berlin bis 1930. Nach Auslandsreisen seit 1931 Atelier in Hamburg. 1934 Übersiedlung nach Midelsdorf/ Schlesien und Gründung der „Webgemeinschaft Midelsdorf für Textil-, Tischlerei-, Polsterei- und Schmiedehandwerk“. Dort erste Webarbeiten. 1939 Webmeisterprüfung. 1949 Aufbau der Handwebereiwerkstatt in Bad Oldesloe, die seit seinem Tod von seiner Frau Nora Bartholl geleitet wird. Vorwiegend Textilien für den Inneneinrichtungsbedarf, wie Vorhangstoffe, Teppiche und Decken, in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Architekten und Handwerkern. 1968/69 Beteiligung an der Ausstellung „Gestaltendes Handwerk“. Ausgezeichnet u.a. mit dem Preis des Kunstgewerbevereins Hamburg 1966, und 1967 mit dem Bayrischen Staatspreis (Goldmedaille) sowie dem Hessischen Staatspreis für das Kunsthandwerk. Ein Dekostoff (1959, Inv. Nr. 53/59) in der Neuen Sammlung München.

Lit.: Deutsches Handwerks-Institut Bonn (Hrsg.): Gestaltendes Handwerk 1968/69. Dortmund 1969; Wichmann, Hans: Von Morris bis Memphis. Textilien der Neuen Sammlung Ende 19. bis Ende 20. Jh.= Band 3 der Sammlungskataloge der Neuen Sammlung (München). Basel 1990, S. 252; Beder, Jutta: „Zwischen Blümchen und Picasso“ Textildesign der fünfziger Jahre in Westdeutschland. Münster 2002, S. 140

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September 30th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

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“SpeechBubbles” at Picnic07

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I am still waiting for my crate. But as soon as the Speech Bubbles arrive I’ll perform them here at Picnic 07 Amsterdam. See you around.

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September 26th, 2007 at 2:50 pm

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Talk at Pecha Kucha Berlin

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25.09. at Tape Gallery

Speaker:


Shiro Masuyama
(Künstler, spricht über seine Arbeit ‘Parky Party’)
Katja Sambeth (Filmemacherin, erzählt von ihrer Arbeit)
David Brown Junior (Künstler, zeigt eine Fotoserie)
Ralf Barsties (Zahntechniker, zeigt uns Bilder aus seinem Arbeitsalltag)
Cosima Reif (Illustratorin, klärt uns auf über das ‘Neue Frauenbild’)
Aram Bartholl (Künstler, erzählt Einzelheiten zu dem Projekt ‘Second City’ auf der diesjährigen Ars Electronica)
Tobias Leingruber (Designer, erklärt uns sein ”Timemachine Plugin’ für Firefox)
Julia Reinecke (Kulturwissenschaftlerin, spricht über ihr kürzlich erschienenes Buch über Street Art)
Matthias Böttger und Ragna Körby (überraschen uns mit einem Vortrag mit dem Titel ‘6633 Meter Fernsehturm – beeindruckend, bestiegen, bestürzt’)
Aka-Aki (Florian Hadler und Lukas Hartmann: die Instant Community Plattform fürs Handy im Elchtest)
Dirk Krechting (Künstler, zeigt seine Arbeiten)

+ Surprise-Gast: Gewinner der Ebay-Auktion

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September 25th, 2007 at 3:12 pm

"Tree" during Ars Electronica, documentation & movie

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A forest, half virtual, half real, on Marienstraße, Second City, Ars Electronica 2007. As in most computer games and 3D worlds, objects from the real world are “copied” or simulated in simplified form and in accordance with programming constraints. Textures are applied to 3D structures and, depending on lighting conditions, the images making up the virtual scenery are computed in real time during the game. Most trees are constructed out of two interlocking surfaces, each of which is covered with the same tree-view texture. The transparency of the gaps between the leaves and branches is provided by a so-called alpha channel in the graphics file. From a certain distance and the corresponding perspective, this abstracted form of a tree in virtual space doesn’t stand out as a simplification.

…read on & more pics on project page

Better quality quicktime movie here.

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September 21st, 2007 at 5:43 pm

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Exhibition "Public Play" Leipzig 07

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“Public Play” took place during the Games Convention Leipzig DE, europe biggest game fair end of August. A nice selection of Game Art pieces involving public space curated by Andreas Lange has been shown at the GC07. “WoW” workshop/performance was part of the show.

Full documentation of “Public Play” on Compter Game Museum Berlin.

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September 20th, 2007 at 10:02 am

2nd City Carpet

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This piece of carpet in front of my studio (classic berlin style) reminded me of a great loss. For 2nd City – Ars Electronica I planned a really big carpet covering whole Marienstrasse in Linz. Unfortunately city authorities didn’t allow us to realize this important element of 2nd City. Just imagine this carpet covering the street completely. Next time! :-)

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September 19th, 2007 at 4:22 pm

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"Chat", full documentation.

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Chat documentation completed!

The Chat project is a mobile performance installation that can be played by two people at a time. Just like in World of Warcraft or Second Life, the two participants communicate with each other in the form of brief text messages input via keyboard. Immediately after they’ve been entered, the written communiqués appear in comic-strip-like dialogue balloons projected above the speaker’s head.

read on, more pics and movie on projects site.

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September 18th, 2007 at 2:52 pm

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Map pin commercial

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Map marker seem to be quite popular lately. Take a look at this Kia-ad. Is there any relation to my “Map” project? ;-)
Thx for the link, Jonah!

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September 18th, 2007 at 1:28 pm

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2nd City on Linden Labs Blog

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Robin Harper blogged some pics of 2nd City – Ars Electronica on the Linden Labs blog. I would like to share two fotos showing here phoning from RL into SL in Peter Harlanders phone booth at 2nd City.

Thanks for your visit and talk at 2nd City – Ars Eletronica, Robin!

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September 18th, 2007 at 12:16 pm

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We make money … WoW!

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Good friend Mirjam just skyped me this nice picture. Sorry, I had to blog this. I did’t noticed Regine walked her Blog in WoW-Style at 2ndCity – Ars Electronica. Hehe, not bad!

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September 16th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

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