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Archive for November, 2008

Photo Sculptures

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Time is Never Wasted” by Susi Oliveira

via PeterGlaser thx!

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November 25th, 2008 at 9:56 am

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(For half a second I though de:bug was featuring the friends workshop … ;-)

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November 24th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

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Calendar Update

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Upcoming Events

“Random Screen” at Kunstfrühling/Art Spring exhibition, Bremen, DE

“Chat” at STRP festival, Eindhoven, NL

“Map” installation at Inspiracje art festival, Szczecin, PL

ChinaChannel” at Mediaspace Filmwinter festival, Stuttgart, DE

18.12.08 – 17.1.09
First Person Shooter” at ‘DADAMACHINIMA’ exhibition at Planetart, Amsterdam, NL

ChinaChannel” at Artzilla Browser addon show at WORM, Rotterdam , NL

5.12.08 – 4.1.09
Sociial” performance at Video Award Bremen exhibtion, NMBW, Bremen, DE

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November 24th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

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Urban Jealousy

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I did like this one, found during the opening at Westgermany of

Urban JealousyThe 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran. Berlin
20 Nov.2008 – 7 Dec. 2008


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November 21st, 2008 at 12:48 pm


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See you tomorrow at Marius’ opening!

Marius Watz at [DAM]Berlin, Tucholskystr. 37

Exhibition: 22 Nov 2008 – 17 Jan 2009
Opening: 21 Nov, 19:00 – 21:00

Marius Watz uses simple geometric forms and rule-based compositions to visualize the evolution of complex ideas. For his first solo exhibition at [DAM]Berlin, Watz has created software that interprets data sources, manipulating stock market data and patterns from electronic music to evoke narratives of abstract form.

The “Stockspace” series are derived from a computer program Watz wrote to represent stock market data as virtual landscapes. The software combines the elements of price and time to yield digital vistas that are no more tangible than a share of stock itself. These datascapes are joined by a series of “sound mappings” based on an ongoing collaboration with musician Alexander Rishaug. Here sound is transformed into visual structure, a representation of the time domain as well as the organic qualities of the music.

“Grid Distortion” shows the effects of a simulated magnetic field on a malleable grid pattern. Here Watz used a laser cutter to delineate the dynamic quality of lines responding to the forces of attraction. This strategy of transformation is mirrored in the generative animation “Electroplastique #1”, an explosive hommage to Op Artist Victor Vasarely. Displayed as a wall projection, the shapes slowly mutate from a rigid framework into organic structures.

A veteran of media art, Watz has been exploring the use of software as an aesthetic medium since the early 1990s, and is renowned for his vivid colors and hard-edged abstractions. He has exhibited extensively and is the founder of Generator.x, an important platform for generative art and computational design. Watz is a lecturer at the Oslo School of Architecture and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. He is currently based in Oslo and New York City.

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November 20th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Art on the Street

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(found on Zionskirchstr, Berlin)

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November 19th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

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VKP 2008

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Invitation to my upcoming project. More details coming soon.
[wow, the jpg algorithm has quite some problems with that color]

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am
Freitag, dem 05. Dezember 2008, um 19 Uhr.

Es sprechen
Ingo Clauß | Kurator der Weserburg
Klaus W. Becker | Geschäftsführer des Filmbüros
Dr. Wulf Herzogenrath | Direktor der Kunsthalle

Im Anschluss werden die neuen Preisträger des
Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen bekannt gegeben.

Die Kuratorin Marikke Heinz-Hoek führt am Sonntag,
dem 07. Dezember um 11:30 Uhr durch die Ausstellung.

Filmbüro Bremen e.V. | Die Kulturelle Filmförderung
Plantage 13, 28215 Bremen, Telefon (0421) 708 48 91, vkp@fi

Videokunst Förderpreis | Kuratorin: Marikke Heinz-Hoek,
Organisation: Christian Meier-Kahrweg

Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen,
Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag, Mittwoch und Freitag 10 – 18 Uhr,
Donnerstag 10 – 21 Uhr, Samstag und Sonntag 11 – 18 Uhr, Montag geschlossen

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November 19th, 2008 at 12:48 pm


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nice one by wandaaaa.

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November 19th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

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On screen

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(My son ‘posted’ a type writer message to my screen. :-)

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November 17th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

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NYT, fake real, real fake.

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I enjoyd very much this big scale art activist project yesterday. And it is interesting to see how big the impact of printed paper is. It would be much more easy to setup a fake website but the effort of a fake mass printed New York Times affect people more fundamental and is absolutely woth it. Congrats, to all who were involved. Great job!

Thousands of volunteers behind elaborate operation

* PDF:

* The New York Times responds:

Hundreds of independent writers, artists, and activists are claiming
credit for an elaborate project, 6 months in the making, in which 1.2
million copies of a “special edition” of the New York Times were
distributed in cities across the U.S. by thousands of volunteers.

The papers, dated July 4th of next year, were headlined with
long-awaited news: “IRAQ WAR ENDS”. The edition, which bears the same
look and feel as the real deal, includes stories describing what the
future could hold: national health care, the abolition of corporate
lobbying, a maximum wage for CEOs, etc. There was also a spoof site, at

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November 13th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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