Category Archives: Artists

Fine Brendtner

Fine Brendtner is an artist and researcher working with dance, video and experimental ethnography. She holds a degree in Anthropology and has studied Dance and Theater Practice.

Her interests center around body knowledge and sensory perception, affect in performance practice and the interplay of academic research and the arts.

As a performer she has been showing work at Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya, Uferstudios for Contemporary Dance, Tanzfabrik Berlin, HAMU – Music and Dance Faculty of Performing Arts Prague, as well as in galleries, independent art venues and in public space.

Maria De Faria

Maria De Faria was born in Sao Paulo and began her dance training in Brazil and in Buenos Aires. She then came to Berlin to study, live and work. She works as a freelance artist, as a dancer and performer in her own projects and in collaboration with other dancers, performers, musicians, photographers, painters and choreographers.

Jan Herold

Jan Herold was born in Bonn / Germany in 1974. Due to the integrative european vision of his parents he passed his school years in Bruxelles, Bonn , California and Roma, where he obtained his highschool diploma in 1993. The main aim of the extended stays abroad was the learning of languages, such as French, English and Italian.


After a short study of languages at the Sapienza University in Rome he started living and working on closed cycle, bio-dynamic farming project in Germany . Hereby his deeply routed contact to earth was established and the interest to undergo intensive studies in this field was born.

In the same years he started playing crossbreed electronica as a DJ in diverse Clubs in Germany. Picking up styles as early jungle and drum and bass, trip hop and big beats.

Jan Herold then started studying agricultural engineering at the Friedrich – Ebert University in Bonn , from where he graduated with a master degree in the year 2000 .

After having experienced and learned that all life runs in cycles, from water to CO2, from mitosis to moonphase, it made it very difficult for him to accept beeing asked to disrespect these natural cycles to satisfy humanities unproportional and unnatrual consumption and growths.

From this divergence of personal knowlege to present reality and expectance of society to use this knowlege in such destructive ways , the decision to work with music, waves and their transmission instead, grew in the coming months, as a long travel began.

Troughout all artistic statemets and istallations you will find his deeply routed contact with earth that was established in the years of studies and all works are strongly inspired by „ludus naturae“, the play of nature.

In 2001 Jan Herold started working on soundinstallations and herefor designed and build his own wavetransmitting speaker units. The „ linearity concept “ in the calcution of shape parameters and design allows a perfectly linear wave transmission to such sub-audible levels as 23 hertz.

In this first artistic period after graduating from University his homebase and studio was located in central italy, in the mountains of the appenin, between Bologna and Florence.

Installations where set up all over Europe in the past decade. From Italy to Germany, from Austria to Bulgaria. Most of times in a site specific context.

Through the years his mostly used artist pseudonym as a Dj is Yaya23.

He has been co- founder of the sound collective „ Cyberrise “under which name many of the sound installations were realised.

As the artistic concept gets wider and the research about frequencies as an event repeating in a certain strip of time opens up to the visual range, the collaboration with visual artists brings upon the founding of an artistic association in 2005, now being based in Berlin.

This assosiation is named and enrolled as A.S.K. e.V. , which stants for : applied synergetic communication ( german: angewandte – synergetische – kommunikation ). The communication between the different human senses.

In 2008 Jan Herold founded a record label, so in addition to the site specific installations, audio information could be captured and preserved through time , without using any digital encoding.

The same year the first 12 ” vinyl on yaya23 records was released .

At the moment he is temporarily living and performing in Tel Aviv , Israel.

Researching about extralinguistic communication and studying hebrew.

Jan Storrer

Atmosphaira – Ambient and Spheric Sounds
Rotchilled – Soul and Electronic Soul
Created Mind – Psychedelic Trance (Goa)
SpaceBase – Drum’n’Bass

SCHALLWERK – an independent label that is open to every kind of authentic and creative music

– documentaries and presentations in the fields of politics, social topics, arts and culture, music video, performances, talk shows
– video on demand
– International open information broadcasting platform – HFqTV (Harmonical Frequency Television)

ANY (Angela Nina Yeowell)

ANY (angela nina yeowell) is a somatically based vocal-noise musician. Along with processed samples, ANY plays broken melodies on misshapen instruments, and sings to the resulting waves of intensity, silence and interruption. Her work can sometimes result in visuals, such as the creation of, and performance with non-musical instruments and sonic costumes.
ANY (anonymous neutral yonder, aspirin never yells, another night yawn) spent many years as a professional dancer in Europe and the USA, before she mutated into creating interdisciplinary performance art pieces, video art, and music. She performed extensively in the U.S. and was a professor of movement and vocal improvisation before relocating to Berlin in 2008, where she now primarily performs and researches the sonic body.


crippaXXXalmqvist was born on the 6/7-1967 in Finspáng, Sweden, by finnish parents.
He lives since 1996 in Berlin, where he organizes the “International 24hour Comic Day” for the Comicbibliothek bei Renate.
He has self-published the books “Dollmatrix” & “Schwarz Metall Wald” etc.
He’s also been published in different european underground zines, like “Mono Brutal/Mono Vision”, “Renate”(GER), “Hopital Brut/Le Dernier Cri”, “Alkom’X”, “Strategie Alimentaire”, “La commissure”(FRA), “Smittekilde”(DEN), “Zeke Bazaar”(BEL), “Milk+Wodka”(SUI), “Good Vs. Evil”(ENG), “Excessive Voyeurism” (LIT) etc.
Besides this he als have been doing the artwork for several record covers, for example to the bands Fleshies(US), Obligatorisk Tortyr(SWE) & for the label Skull Disco(ENG).
His comix/art mostly reflects those universal themes that pops up in his mind…like schizophrenia, God, $atan, life, death, suicide, apocalypse, UFO’s..& Rawk’n’Rowl!
He uses every old tired cliché of this eternal struggle between good and evil, to produce weird comix no-one will understand. Not even himself. Weeell, sometimes. Maybe..
“Strive to survive causing least suffering possible”


Orange Agenten#2000 (GER) 2000
Renate#11 (GER) 2003
Rorschach#1 (GER) 2003
Mono Brutal#2 (GER) 2003
Renate#13 (GER) 2004
Rorschach#2 (GER) 2004
Smittekilde#9 (DK) 2005
Rorschach#3 (GER) 2005
Kriminella Gittarrer#1 (GER) 2005
Renate#14 (GER) 2005
Lactation Neurose (FRA) 2005
Fleshies “Gung Ho!” CD-cover (US) 2005
Renate#15(1st edition) (GER) 2005
Renate#16 (GER) 2006
De Alternative Leesmap#16 (NL) 2006
Shoogooble#4 (UK) 2006
La Commissure#1 (FRA) 2006
De Alternative Leesmap#17 (NL) 2006
Smittekilde#10 (DK) 2006
Renate 24stunden Comictag 2006 (GER) 2006
Mamba#3 (GER) 2007
De Alternative Leesmap#18 (NL) 2007
Outsiders Pizzabook (NL) 2007
Week/END (FRA) 2007
De Alternative Leesmap#19 (NL) 2007
Milk+Wodka#8 R’n’R (SUI) 2007
Zeke Bazaar#2 (BEL) 2007
Obligatorisk Tortyr “återförödelse” CD-cover (SWE) 2007
Renate#17 (GER) 2008
Renate 24stunden Comictag 2007 (GER) 2008
Skull Disco#10 12″-vinyl recordcover (UK) 2008
Renate#15(2nd edition) (GER) 2008
Die Gummipuppen…DIE!!! Pung Krock im Damenklo (SWE/UK/NL) 2008
Skull Disco CD2 CD-cover (UK) 2008
Tegne#2 (UK) 2008
La Commissure#2 (FRA) 2008
Renate 24stunden Comictag 2008 (GER) 2009
Soda#2 (ENG) 2009
Milk+Wodka#10 Death (SUI) 2009
Evil Moisture/Government Alpha split 7″-vinyl (GER) 2009
Renate#18 (GER) 2009
Stinky#2 (SWE) 2009
Smittekilde#11 (DK) 2009
Hopital Brut#9 (FRA) 2009
Renate#19 (GER) 2010/11
Renate 24stunden Comictag 2009 (GER) 2010
Die Gummipuppen/Dollmatrix Ms. Print-zine (SWE/UK/NL) 2010
Renate#20 (GER) 2010
Good Vs. Evil#5 (ENG) 2010
Voida Voida (ENG) 2010
Krill#3 (GER) 2010
Shakespeare Raptile (GER) 2010
Alkom’X#666 (FRA) 2012
Schwarz Metall Wald (FRA/GER) 2012
Excessive Voyeurism (LIT) 2012
Renate#21 (GER) 2012
Teddybear Knut-poster (GER) 2012
Ratfink a Goo Goo Muck-poster (GER) 2012
Into the Fog (GER) 2012
No you cunt/Sexy Sushi (GER) 2012
Alkom’X#7 (FRA) 2012
Dollmatrix (SWE/UK/NL) 2013

Smittekilde’s Broken Nose Festival, Copenhagen Denmark, 2006
Renate Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin Germany 2007
Outsiders, Breda Netherlands, 2007
Metalheart at Planet Art, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2008
Die Gummipuppen…DIE!!! Pung Krock im Damenklo Le Petit Mignon Gallery, Berlin Germany2008
Renate Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin Germany 2008
Wet Nightmare Fold Gallery, London England, 2009
Planet Art, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2009
Dollmatrix, Le Petit Mignon Gallery, Berlin Germany 2010
Voida Voida, Le Petit Mignon Gallery, Berlin Germany 2010
Schwarz Metall Wald, Cri De L’Encre, Lyon France 2012
The Bell-end Ain’t At The Top Of My Shaft, Tokyo/Osaka Japan 2012


What is an XL Terrestrial ? Can I get abducted here ? Am I already a card-carrying member ? Will there be anything for sale ? Will there be info on how to participate in the escape routes ? Are C-jammers welcome ? And when will the movie be coming out ? All possible answers to come in the Podopolog, all in due time, the monkeys are typing in their cubicles now as you read this.


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
Video Awards.

Nizar Ben Nagra

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.