Category Archives: Artists

Jens Hickel (Vehikel Laboratorium Zeitz)


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
Exhibitions (selection)
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
Diani Baretto
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
Currently -Wor
king with Bastian Maris and Frank Blum Projekt
ZENTRALLAbOR
One Part of Nuture art e.v. – Tempelhof Mini Art golf

Chris Noelle aka Tofa

http://www.metofa.com

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.

David Guérineau

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…

Be Knowledge shared or dead !

Claudia Viehl

http://www.ganzviehl.de/

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.

Mary Shiro

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.

Michiyasu Furutani

:Born in 20th century. Today is the 13931th day. I make a shit 3 times each day forever.
I did 41793 times for that. I’m heavy shitter. Do you?

:Born in japan. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of Theater.Bachelor of Fine Arts of Drama. 1995 Started dancing as Butoh dancer and performed on different projects with various stage directors,film-makers,dancers,actors, and musicians. Toured in Tokyo,Osaka, San Francisco,Vancouver, Mexico.D.F., La Havana, Seoul, Singapore, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Lima,,,

Wermonster

http://www.wermonster.com/

Wermonster is an electronic musician and producer living in Berlin. After participating in numerous rock and jazz projects as a guitar and bass player, he started to create his own music in the mid-90s, experimenting with computers, loops, synths and samplers. After living in the north east of France, he moved to Marseille in 2004 and started getting involved in the local hip-hop scene: making beats and working as sound assistant in different recording studios there. Always pushing his work further he has decided to move his lab to Berlin in 2009.

Definitely hip hop inspirated, Wermonster’s music explores new musical dimensions, mixing beats with sliced samples, acoustic elements, electronic melodies and cinematic atmospheres to create an abstract, soulful and psychedelic soundtrack.

After a few EPs on Musica Vermella and Slow Fi Monks imprints , his first album „Ghosts move slowly“ is released in 2012 on Exotic Pylon Records.

He has played liveshows in Europe alongside artists such as Thavius Beck (Mush/Big Dada), Infinite Livez (Big Dada), High Tone (Jarring FX), Puzzle (Tigerbeat6), Comfort Fit (Project Mooncircle), Raffertie (Ninja Tune), Stagga (Rag and Bone) and many more…

DISCOGRAPHY
2012
Ghosts move slowly LP (Exotic Pylon Records)
More Embryonauts EP (Slow Fi Monks)
2011
Embryonaut EP (Slow Fi Monks)
2010
Kreis EP (Musica Vermella)
2009
Mixtures and Farfisas EP (WRMNSTRS digital/CD-R)
2008
Radio Broken Invisible EP (WRMNSTRS digital/CD-R)
FEATURES
Mixed Tape „Vision Diamond“ (mb! by Mercedes Benz)
Recopilatoire 2 (Musica Vermella)
Ice Warriors LP (Ice Warriors)
production of 3 tracks, ft. Kool Keith
REMIXES SELECTION
Stagga – Be the General (Slit Jockey Records)
Dingy Dysu – Poltergeist II (Onibaba Records)
Braintheft – Sunday Evening Comedown (One Drop)
Infinite Livez – R Yeah
Ice Warriors – Space Weapons (IW)
Ice Warriors – Future Fallout (IW)

Tim Roeloffs

http://www.roeloffs1.com

https://www.facebook.com/Roeloffs1

ACCORDING TO TIM ROELOFFS’ BEST FRIEND TONY SYKES,THE BERLIN-BASED DUTCH ARTIST IS A “CONSERVATIVE PUNK.” STANDING IN THE TRADITION OF ELABORATE AS WELL AS POLITICAL ARTISTS SUCH AS JOHN HEARTFIELD,
ROELOFFS (47) MANAGES TO FUSE DIVERGING IMPRESSIONS OF THE HYBRID AND SHAPE SHIFTING METROPOLIS INTO WILD AND JOYFUL PHOTOMONTAGES. EXPRESSING IN THEM “AN EMOTION, MAYBE EVEN A ZEITGEIST,” THE EX-TACHELES-RESIDENT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF ITALIAN FASHION DESIGNER DONATELLA VERSACE PROMPTING HER TO PRINT HIS WORK ON HER COLLECTION
IN 2008. THE FORMER TENNIS INSTRUCTOR AND STREET ART HOBO ROELOFFS BECAME INSTANTLY KNOWN TO A BROADER AUDIENCE AND WAS NAMED ‘BERLIN
AMBASSADOR’ BY MAYOR KLAUS WOWEREIT. HAVING TO LEAVE HIS ‘BACKBONE’ TACHELES SIX MONTHS AGO AFTER NEARLY 18 YEARS OF OCCUPANCY, TIM ROELOFFS NOW FINDS HIMSELF IN A TIME OF REFLECTION AND THOUGHTFULNESS. WHERE TO GO FROM HERE, HE ASKS HIMSELF.

Marcus Ohmnoise

http://dienstbar.info

Started 1981 noise-punx-homerecording-project Une Le Würg Production.

Tape-label “Orgasmus” following “Schutt Und Asche” and “Travel Agency Tapes” with releases from Big City Orchestra, Phänomenalismus Sound, Research Garden, Sebastian Gandera, Siegmar Fricke, Tam Quam Tabula Rasa, The Haters, Travalla 4, Vandal X from 1986 – 1995.

Tape- and live-collaborations amongst others with Big City Orchestra, Brume, Death Pact International, De Fabriek, Endura, Freundschaft, Henry Harms, Kenji Siratori, Noise Factory, Six And More, PCR, Praying For Oblivion, Siegmar Fricke, Stories In Colour, Techno Virus, The Haters, Uwe Zahn.

Broadcasting of noise-music via fm “Bürgerfunk” and cable “OKB” in Berlin from 1989 – 1990.

Several hundreds of solo-performances since 1991.

Release of the monthly tape-magazine “Die TAT” from 1992 – 1993.

Founded with Michael Wieting aka N:I:C:E the Berlin underground-noise-techno-soundsystem Vampire Empire in 1996.

Curator of DIENSTbar and their “house band” CD Kreisverband Friedrichshain from 1999 – 2012.

Was a member of Selbstzerstörungssystem in 2003 and GoGo Trash in 2008 – 2009 and occasionally playing with Messonde Gertrud since 2004.

Bruno Di Martino

http://www.brunodimartino.com/

CV Bruno di Martino
1966 geboren am 3.August 1966 in Chelles bei Paris
1984 – 91Arbeit als Erzieher für sozial benachteiligte Kinder aus Pariser Vororten in Workshops für Theater, bildende Kunst und Musik
1986 – 91 Schauspielunterricht und kleinere Rollen an der Opéra de Paris (salle garnier, salle favart) und am Theatre du Chatelet
seit 1994 Arbeit als Erzieher für Kunst und Sport an der französischen Europaschule in Berlin
1998 – 00 Körpermalerei nach klassischer orientalischer Tradition mit natürlichem Henna.
Performances in Clubs und bei kulturellen sowie  Musikverabstaltungen wie Jazzfest/Berlin, Loveparade
1996 – 97 Percussionist der Band “Les Salonas“, Berlin
JazzlRock/Latino mit arabischem Einfluß
seit 2000 Percussionist der Band “Mojado”, Berlin
seit 2001 Percussionist der Band “Local Horrible”, Berlin / Hannover