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Press: TV interview on Second Life

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One of many TV reports on Second Life. A team from RBB TV station here in Berlin did ask me about my opinion on the development of the last year and featured my project “WoW” with a short walk in Berlin Mitte.

RBB Stilbruch, Cultural journal, editor Anna Bilger, March 2007

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April 18th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

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Laboral art center opening: Gameworld, Labcyberspace, Feedback

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Laboral is a new art center in Gijon, Spain dedicated to media culture. Before arriving there nobody really knew how big this place was. The goverment of the province Asturias put a lot of money into this project and I am curious how it’ll develop in the next years. I have been invited to the game art show “Gameworld” one of three huge exhibitions which opened all on the same day 30.3.2007. The other two shows are called “Labcyberspace” which is the outcome of a competitionl and “Feedback”. All show are running till 1.7.2007.
I am showing “First Person Shooter”, the DIY glasses and the “WoW” video. As a small WoW performance I did walk my name during the opening . I met a lot of new people and had a really good time. The opening was huge. My favorite project was the “Sheepmarket” by Aaron Koblin in the Labcyberspace show. 10.000 sheep drawn by amazon users, printed on paper are hanging on the wall. Fantasic!

See my flickr pics of all three shows.

More documentations on

– Gameworld: (german), ,
– Labcyberspace:

More Infos:

LABORAL – Centre for Art and Creative Industries

Official Opening: 30.03.2007
Opening Programme

30.03.07 – 30.06.07
Exhibition curated by: Christiane Paul & Jemima Rellie
Curatorial Advisor: Charlie Gere
Exhibition Design: Leeser Architecture

30.03.07 – 30.09.07
Exhibition curated by: Carl Goodman
Associate Curator: Daphne Dragona
Curatorial Advisor: Helen Stuckey
Exhibition Design: Leeser Architecture

30.03.07 – 30.09.07
in two different phases
Exhibition curated by: Francisco Crabiffosse

30.03.07 – 30.06.07
International Open Call.
Jury: Alex Adriaansens, Rosina Gómez-Baeza, Christiane Paul & Gerfried Stocker
Exhibition Design: Quero-Kawamura-Ganjavian

30.03.07 – 01.04.07
Series of panels directed by: José Luis Brea

Other Programmes

23.03.07 – 24.03.07
Organised by Datatrón

31.03.07 – 01.04.07
In collaboration with Eyebeam R&D Openlab
and the Graffiti Research Lab from New York

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April 16th, 2007 at 10:07 am

OPENCITY exhibition NYC documentation

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Eyebeam and the Graffiti Research Lab invited me to be part of the exhibition OPEN CITY which took place at Eyebeam in NYC from end of Feburary till mid of April 2007. The subtitle ‘tools for public action’ describes very well the graffiti background of the show which opened up to a broader field of actions in public space. All artists and artist groups did show different kinds documentations and tools of their work. Among some project documentations I had two workshop tables: one where visitors could build their own pair of “First Person Shooter” glasses and a second which served for a “WoW” workshop.

Check out my pictures and all open city tagged pictures of the exhibition on flickr.

Find some more documentation of the exhibition at GRL

Thanks to Evan who edited and posted the “WoW” movie documentation of him and me getting a coffee at Frank’s on 9th avenue.

Thanks to the whole Eyebeam team and to GRL:Evan and James for having me at this great show.

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April 13th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

“WoW” at ‘the game is up’ festival

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The project “WoW” is a workshop and a performance. I did this piece with a group of 14 people at the ‘The Game is up’ festival at Vooruit (unfortunately no english version of theirs website) in Gent, Belgium in feburary this year.

“We are presenting a festival ‘the game is up! – about breaking rules and changing codes. we are inviting artists with very different backgrounds: theatermakers, performars, musicians and media-arts to present them in a 10day festival with performances, talks and an exhibition.”

Vooruit is a really big Arts Centre in a beautifull old building originally based in music, theater and performance but opend up to media art some years ago. The curators Eva de Groote and Tom Bonte doing a great job and they have a very friendly, proffessional and well organized team. I had a very good time there and I am very happy about the outcome of the project. Thanks to Greg Young who filmed the action and did the editing.

For everybody who haven’t seen the documentation yet find some pictures on flickr and a quicktime – or youtube movie below.

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April 10th, 2007 at 12:03 pm