V is the project of Berlin based Artist and dark-synthwave supernova V.
The multi-instrumentalist held a residency at the Kunsthaus Tacheles 2010-
2011. V’s debut self-titled album was released on cassette via Freudian Slit
in August 2012. V has spent the greater part of the last 3 years touring
extensively with V and other projects (Batalj, Painkillers & the RSK, Friends)
throughout Europe, Australia and America with more European dates planned
for 2013. V plays both solo and accompanied by a revolving band which is currently
the guitar-synth duo Deep Shit. V is also an accomplished photographer, specialising
in fashion and portrature, as well as being the author of 8 tour comics.
2013 has seen V complete at 3.5 week tour of Germany, Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland & Sweden with Batalj, as well as the
video for ‘No Return’ being nominated for the annual Berlin Music
Shrimp is a collaborative improvisation performance project by 5 different artists. Each artist brings a different practice to the Shrimp world (painter, video artist, dancer, musician). Therefore the Shrimp performance is unique and has a weird wired atmosphere combining a mix of drama, seriousness, irony, comedy, love, animals, and butoh. Transforming every time, the improvised performance Shrimp can give you special moments that you will never forget and that will never be seen again. The Shrimp is more tasty than prawn. It moves very fast backwards.
Featuring Yoshihiro Shimomura and Michiyasu Furutani (butoh dance) and Dylan Bakker, Kurihara Takuya and Chuuu (musicians)
Ob Tabla, Conga oder andere Percussions – es gibt fast nichts, das er nicht auf seine ganz eigene und besondere Weise beherrscht. Er verfügt über ein grandioses Repertoire
an künstlerischen Fähigkeiten und musikalischen Stilrichtungen. Er beherrscht und spielt
hervorragend virtuos seine zum Teil selbst gebauten Instrumente. Über viele Jahre spielte
er Afro-Funk in einer Band, hatte zahlreiche Gastauftritte in der auf Filmmusik der
berühmten 60-er spezialisierten BeatOrganization und verfeinerte sein musikalisches
Talent immer mehr.
So kreativ Nizar seine Hände in der Musik benutzt, so kreativ ist er auch im
handwerklichen Design. Er entwirft und baut fantasievolle Lampen mit außergewöhnlichen
Designs, die gleichzeitig beeindrucken und verzaubern. Das Spiel von Licht und Schatten
sowie von Farben und Formen prägen den außergewöhnlichen Stil seiner Werke.
Egal ob Musik oder Design, Nizar ist in beiden Genres zu Hause und wird von beiden in
seinem künstlerischen Schaffen inspiriert. In jeden Fall sind sowohl seine Musik als auch
seine Lampen absolute Highlights.
Rostock, Germany 1965
Lives and Works in Berlin
Education, Work and Experiences
1971-1981 school time
1981-1983 Study Electrician
1983-1988 Working as a Elektromeister at the University Rostock
1988-Movement from Rostock to East-Berlin
Different Jobs -as Fotolaborant- Fotograf -Elektromeister
1989 Bauhaus Dessau Sound installation
1989 in Galerie WOHNMASCHINE East Berlin
1992 Beginning Work in Tacheles Oranienburgerstr.Berlin Mitte
Several exhibitions in Galerie Wohnmaschine + Muzec Galerie Mitte
1992-1996 different Works in Tacheles 5th Floor Laboratorium
1996 Culturcapital Kopenhavn Torpedohalen Installation ” Objection”
1996 Start Alternativ- Artprojekt-Aerodrome- in Kolberg-Poland
1999 Movement to France Productionsplace Chateu de Monthelon
Working with Red White / Klaus Phillip u.a.
2000 LHPO Bastiaan Maris – Kitcheninstallation CUBAN COMBUSE – with
Pocitel 2000 International Art Installation
2001-2002 Working in Arthouse Tacheles
2003 first Work in Wuppertal Sammlung Sieperman
2003 Hauskauf in ZEITZ near bei Leipzig
Building up this place for making different Productions
king with Bastian Maris and Frank Blum Projekt
One Part of Nuture art e.v. – Tempelhof Mini Art golf
Under the moniker “Tofa” – Chris Noelle (*1974) works as multimedia-artist in Berlin. Tofa is a freelancer in the fields of graphic-design, illustration, film, animation, photography, music and projection design.
His explicit skills have led to works for international clients like Sony, Diesel, Smart, T-Mobile, Lacoste, Red Bull and publications in magazines like Vogue, IdN, Die Gestalten Verlag, Page, Art, Streetwear Today and JPeople, shortfilms and animations for Wired UK, IdN and TV-Reports on ARTE TV, ARD and ZDF.
His distinctive style has its roots from a passionate mixture of architecture, urban art, animation and graphic-design. Tofa has the talent of simultaneously joggling between different skills and styles to keep the creative output as interesting and challenging as possible.
Besides his freelancing career, Tofa works as Art Director for the legendary technoclub Tresor since 2007, developing solutions for all multimedia related resorts: delivering graphic-design for campaigns since the beginning, developing the online appearance of tresorberlin.com up to being editor in chief for the club´s own magazine “Tresor.iginal”.
Since 2009 Chris Noelle has worked for Beuth University, teaching film editing and multimedia production for architect master students.
Due to his expert knowledge in visual projections he is in collaboration with software producer Arkaos since 2003. Tofa started visual projections with two VHS decks back in 1999 and grew up with the visual software development over the following decade. Since 2002 he´s performing live visuals and has collaborated with artists like Flying Steps, Theo Parrish, Flying Beggars, Swayzak, Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Octave One, Clueso, Miss Dynamite, Marky, Metalheadz, Cristian Vogel, Mike Huckaby, Scan 7 and many others. And he performed on festivals such as UrbanArtForms, Impact Eindhoven, sound:frame, Whisper China, Festival of Lights, just to mention a few.
But let´s go back in time and take a closer look on how everything started, as this story is quiet outstanding from others and reads itself more like a myth:
With the age of 17 Chris started his professional career as extreme-sports-pro in bike-trials, riding competitions, jumping on rocks and battling for international trophies. On the peak of this sports-driven-period, he could look back on countless national titles, 5 years in the Top5 Worldranking and finishing all off with the double Team-World-Champion Title, plus a UCI-Bike-Trials Vice-World Champion Solo Title (1995) and a Guinness-Book record in 1996. This led to attractive sponsoring deals with companies like Chrysler and Scott, having an own fashion-line from his shoe-sponsor Vans. So this was the first crosslink to the graphic world of fashion-design, which appeared a couple of years later to be in main focus of his career.
Besides the sports-career, he started his apprenticeship at Jung von Matt in Hamburg in 1996 to deepen his skills in PR- and advertising-strategies and graphic-design. As this was way to boring for his personal creative approach, he decided to jump on the train of studying fashion-design (1998-2002) with a main focus on CAD illustration and graphic print-designs, before moving back to Berlin in 2002. Since then Tofa is working as freelancer on artistic projects and in collaboration with other artists and clients from different branches of the advertising world.
In 2003 Tofa worked on a streetart documentary and bumped into the world of light-art photography – a longtime-exposure technique that is using lightsources to virtually leave traces within a picture. With a scholarship in Tokyo in 2007 at Tokyo Wondersite Gallery, he jumped onto another level and today, Tofa is one of the world leading artists of this genre. To feature this individual, the portfolio on www.lightwriting.de gives a deeper insight of his lighart works.
By the time he started working at Tresor in 2007, he became co-founder of The Core., a team of and lighting-designers and multimedia-experts who work globally on stage-, interior- and lighting-designs. Tofa is deeply involved in ongoing creative solutions for this company: www.thecoreberlin.com
To resume the multidirectional skills of this artist isn´t that easy but this is what you get if you´re in search of someone with an allover-multimedia expertise: strategic online-development, interface design, streaming expertise, graphic illustration, cover-design, animation, music-clips, trailer-animations, audiovisual content production, film, photography, logo-design, corporate-design and editorial design. Nothing else to mention.
Die Trickfilmreporter gehen dem Leben mit Hilfe von Trickfilmen auf den
Grund. Unterrichtsfilme von Kindern für Kinder sollen produziert werden.
Fantastische Filme sollen entstehen.
Wir wollen Filme machen, in denen Kinder nach ihren Vorstellungen gefragt
werden, in denen sie Fantasien ausleben und ihre Kreativität einsetzen
Trickfilm ist ein gutes Mittel um die Welt mit anderen Augen zu sehen, sie
durch Stilmittel im Film zu übertreiben und so Probleme zu lösen, die
unlösbar erscheinen, bloß weil nicht der richtige Abstand gefunden werden
Bunte Farben sollen lähmenden Trübsinn vertreiben, witzige Gags zum Lachen
bringen und der eine oder andere genaue Blick auf Details kann durchaus
auch mal betroffen machen. Wichtig ist, dass die Filme Spaß bringen und
ernsthaft unterhalten wollen.
Die Zahl der Themen ist mannigfach, von Chemie zu Geschichte, von
regionalen zu internationalen Themen.
Trickfilme sind zeitaufwändig, machen aber Spaß und vertiefen durch die
starke Konzentration das Wissen und geben es an andere weiter. Das Wissen
wird veranschaulicht, in bunten, lebenden Bildern, die den Kindergeist auf
aktuelle Themen übertragen und Möglichkeiten aufzeigen, die Erwachsene aus
Voreingenommenheit nicht entwickeln können.
Kreativität, Medien- und Sprachkompetenz werden gefördert und
Allgemeinwissen vermittelt und präsentiert.
Hi, I’m David, a french guy living in Berlin for eight years.
I’m an open-source oriented IT freelancer, system/network admin, website developer and I’m good at finding solutions to problems involving bits and bytes ;-}
I also play the bass and I have a recording-cabin that needs a new home. I’d be happy if it could be used by other people as well.
In the perspective of a collaborative community, I could for example help with :
– the online visibility of this community,
– building a computer room / technology room,
– organizing workshops on specific topics
– recording stuff
– and more…
Born in Cologne
Lives and works in Berlin since 1991
My work mainly consists of painting landscapes in oil on canvas. A part
of the picture (mostly the sky) is painted in strong colours with very
high details, leaving the rest of the picture a rough sketch with oil pen
on white primer.
I developed this special technique over the last few years. The
opposition of colour and black-white and the difference in the used
techniques produce a very strong contrast. For the viewer, both parts of
the picture unite in a confusing way.
The viewer quickly begins to fill the white spaces with his or her own
colours and the frail hints of landscapes are filled with his memories,
transferring my painting into a very personal and intimate image.
Maryshiro is a french-multinational photographer and journalist mainly writing about culture. Her articles have been published in the Berliner Zeitung, the Frankfurter Rundschau and the TAZ under the name of Marie Gutbub. She currently writes for the french magazine Berlin poche and online newspapers.