Flotsam & Jetsam I: Monobloc by ffmpe (Henrik Mauler) shows a metastable cloud of floating chairs. Invisible forces clump the chairs together and pull them apart like jetsam on a shore. The chairs themselves represent a finely tuned mix of famous 20th century design and the Monobloc plastic garden chair as a sign for unassuming mass manufacturing. The camera is bound to chairs floating in the swarm. A weightless, merely visual tree fragment appears from time to time to signify a switch between dynamic chair-cameras. Occasional screams of a group of people underscore an uncanny, disoriented feeling.
4k UHD / 2015 / 6’45
Henrik Mauler’s works ‘Flotsam & Jetsam I: Monobloc’ was on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016
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INT RA from Switzerland is a collective founded by Nora Gailer, Simon Gwinner and Lorena Strohner:
We explore and encourage fields of communication and perception between technology, humans and social structures. Our background lies in media art, graphic- and interaction design. INT RA provokes boundaries in communication, build new spaces for encountering and dissolves constraints between imagination and experience.
BOKS — Exploring perception and communication in surreal reality BOKS is an interactive installation, which researches the perception and communication between two surreal rooms. Two rooms build the experimental area. Two persons, each in one room at the time, can move and communicate on different ways with the other person. BOKS shows opportunities in communication between humans and asks for new perception within this topic.
INT RA’s work “BOKS” will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Learn more on www.int-ra.com
The title ‘Ecce Homo’ (‘Behold the Man’) refers to the biblical story John.
In this 3D holographic video installation the passage from the Passion of Jesus is given a contemporary touch. Without the crown of thorns and the purple robe, not an innocent young man but a naked little boy in all his pain and sorrow is shown to the ‘world’, floating upside down.
Weevers’ media art is a search for strength in vulnerability.
Video preview of ‘Ecce Homo’
Music by David Dramm
3D holographic video installation ‘Ecce Homo’
Arent Weevers, 2015, NL, 2’41”
Arent Weevers’ video installation “Ecce Homo” will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Station Rose/STR was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1988 by Gary Danner (sound) and Elisa Rose (visuals). As one of the first digital groups worldwide Station Rose have used the potential of live audio visual media and the internet for performing in their work. Their Gunafa Clubbings were the first AV- and online club projects worldwide (Frankfurt 1992). STR are online since 1991 and are regarded as pioneers of Digital Culture.
At reaching their Digital Quarter Century in 2013 they focus on “New Media Arte Povera” and “Urban Land Art”, adding recycling and haptic objects to their installations. Sound meets wood and text, uses reliable structures like Techno, Psychedelic and Minimal Music; the ancien régime of hitech DAWs has been challenged by field recordings and lo-res apps.
Station Rose received the Prix Ars Electronica (Honorary Mention) 1995, Staatsstipendium Ministry of Arts Austria 2008, City of Linz Lifetime Award 2012 for their artistic work.
Florian Freier (born 1979 in Munich/Germany) is exploring social, cultural and political topics while working at the intersection of photography, digitization and communication.
Freier is the founder and editor of Flachware.de, a virtual exhibition platform and early prototype for an art-focused social network site, founded in 2006 while graduating from Munich Academy of Arts and working as a freelance webdesigner.
Freier‘s work „The Eye of God – Recreating Andreas Gursky (Google Earth Remix)“ has been exhibited at international group shows, including works by Richard Prince, Marcel Duchamp, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Elaine Sturtevant and others.
His recent project „Cached Landscapes“ has been awarded by Trevor Paglen and Frankfurter Kunstverein with the „Eagle Eye“ Photo Award and exhibited along Paglen‘s solo show „The Octopus“ at Frankfurter Kunstverein in mid 2015.
Freier‘s ongoing documentary „Pro le Page“ is a winning entry at the Link Art Center for the Arts of the Information Age and will be published as a print on demand foto book and free e-book by Link Editions in late 2015.
Freiers works have been cited in international blogs and magazines, including Monopol-Magazin, Fastcompany, WIRED, VICE creatorsproject, ilikethisart.net and frieze-magazine.
A selection of Florian Freier’s works will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Learn more on www.florianfreier.de
Within her works Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej explores the culture of play, the poetry of noise and anthropomorphisation by using software applications, custom electronics and objects. Through exploration of the culture of play she enables an alternative, phenomenological experience of artwork through its sensorial aspects and emotional impact. In her works noise appears as an agent of serendipity, enabling new discoveries. Her works are also inspired by the relationship between noise and signal, as found in information theory.
At UNPAINTED lab 3.0 in Munich (18.-21.2.2016) Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej present three works from the Universal Objects series:
Universal Objects: Garden is a surreal digital garden full of avatars performing their rituals. It is a realtime 3D work built in a video game engine that enables a visitor to stroll through and explore the surroundings from a first-person perspective. The visitor is invited to explore hidden sounds, corners and avatars’ body modifications in this unusual garden. Universal Objects: Levitations is a series of seven digital prints of avatars caught amidst ritual levitations. In the mini-series of works called Universal Objects: Observers, avatars observe iterations of themselves displayed in a gallery environment.
Environments from the Universal Objects series are non-narrative situations – vibrational, living surroundings filled with elements that are either inanimate or executing simple behavioral patterns through which the situations themselves become like an organism. The majority of 3D objects, like suspended automata, perform minimal ritualistic gestures. They create zones of pulsing play that never transcend into something else but rather exist in a state of non-narrative endlessness.
Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej’s work “Universal Objects” will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now.
The algorithm decomposes the original Kazimir Malevich painting into its swatches. Each single swatch gets uploaded to Google’s Search By Image to look out for similar objects. These images are positioned at the same place and with the same size as the original swatches to create a reinterpretation of the original Malevich painting.
Medium: 4 – 6 x Alu Dibond Print
Format: 4 – 6 x 80 cm x 60 cm
Edition: unique pieces
Ole Fach (born 1980 in Bremen) is an architect and conceptual artist investigating the networking of architecture, society and new media. His projects document and reflect on cultural change in order to give an insight into the world of tomorrow. Fach’s art practice includes websites, performances, installations, screenings and GIFs. His work has been exhibited in Berlin, Olomouc, Geneva, New York and London. olefach.de
Ole Fach’s work “Googlematism” will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
The creation of Love Thoughts by Felix Hörhager was inspired by the American video artist Matthew Barney and the Chinese artist ai Wei Wei as well by the literature of the Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. The moment between worlds after seeing a film or after reading a book and the connection with one’s own reality, an overlay of the worlds, is the inspiration for this video work with describes the element Fire and the compass point East. The fire of love is described in filmic painting. Breaking away from accustomed thoughts opens new ways which are captured by the medium of the film and substitution takes place.
Felix Hörhager’s work “Liebesgedanken” will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
The light painting booth is an experimental setup for an audience light painting.
Visitors can experiment with a broad spectrum of light painting tools. They are all self made and the centerpiece of the art form: flashlights, led sticks, acrylic blades, etc.
I will assist them to have a workshop feeling and nice results.
The visual recording takes place in a special camera + software to display instant results on a screen while people are painting in space. The results can be send by email or download if you wish to.
Sample results I made myself experimenting with the setup. Series: „lightplanets“
Don’t miss the UNPAINTED workshop by Lumenman on Friday, Feb 19, 06:30pm, during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Between the contrasts of daily dualisms, human perception abides. „Polar Circles“ presents a video contemplation of time, perception and contrast. A triptych of three suspended lenticular circles invites a sacral contemplation of the embedded cycles of human perception. Time and length are juxtaposed with tempo and light. The sharp lenticular design signifying the dual contrasts, the black and white of daily human perception, creates a visual, visceral tension, whereas the sacral setting and contrasting visual tempo evokes yet another tension, in which the viewer is torn between the polar opposites of the temporal cycles presented.
Enticing opposites and paradox composites are the mirror hall of life. As the viewer explores the installation setting, the polar antagonisms become one, a circle. Each circle serves as a lens, focusing on the three main complementary aspects of existence:
Pure color – the light which by means of a fundamental manipulation is the medium of all possible perception.
Pure time – the celestial cycles of revolving time, neither linear nor repetative.
Pure contrast – the dualisms that shape human cognition within the realms of perception and time.
The entire installation was developed for and premiered at UNPAINTED lab 3.0 2016.
Betty Mu’s work “Polar Circles” will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Learn more on www.bettymu.com