Archive for November, 2006

Berlin’s gift #1: Harald Juhnke

For the next seven days, the Metroblogging sites around the globe will be unveiling seven gifts their cities can share with the world – one gift a day for seven days. Metroblogging Berlin starts of with the Berlin entertainment icon Harald Juhnke.

OK. Here we go. Berlin’s seven gifts to the world.

Starting today with the extraordinary actor, singer, entertainer . He was born in one of Berlin’s proletarian neighbourhoods the “Wedding” in 1929. In 1948 he left school to start a career as an actor. He played at several theatres until in the 50’s and 60’s he got famous as a movie actor. Synchronising Marlon Brando, Charles Bronson, Peter Falk and Peter Sellers is a less known aspect of his career. In the late 70’s he started to work on TV. He did a lot of sketch shows and some big music shows. He was known as the german Frank Sinatra. In 1959 a life long struggle that killed him in the end began.

He died April 1st 2005 at the age of 75 years. I still remember the time I was a Taxi Driver. One night Harald Juhnke and his wife entered my taxi. I immediately recognized him but didn’t say a word. Some time later shortly before we arrived at their house his wife said to him: “Harald don’t forget to take out the trash”.

Google Maps Markers in real life

This thing is called Project Map and was made by a Berlin-based guy called Aram Bartholl. He also got a website with plenty of pictures describing Project Map. So basically his real life marker by proportion has the same size as the marker Google puts (online) on the maps when you view them.

I like the idea a lot, he calls his projects “net data space vs. every day life”, I’d call them real life mashups!

Private Verschuldungssituation, 2005

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Analog zu der Verschuldungssituation vom Land,
passt das doch wie Faust auf’s Auge, oder?

Exclusive: BBB Kraftwerk

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26th – 28th 2007, Berlin-Mitte, “This is not a tradeshow”.
More details to be released on their website, 27th November 2006.

Holy.Shit.Shopping

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Holy.Shit.Shopping, 16th & 17th December 2006 @ Cafe Moskau.

Hey mom, I brought some friends over!

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Klaus Wowereit (our major) and crew. Let’s hope for the best!

Art!

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One of my favorite street art pieces in Berlin…
seen in Linienstrasse

Art or not Art

Where do you draw the line between ‘real’ art and stuff that is just color on some medium. Gallery Blütenweiss lets the beholder judge for himself in their ‘Anonymous Drawings’ exhibitions.

Drawings by anonymous artists will be shown in the gallery on the scheduled evening; the exhibiting artists will remain anonymous until their work(s) are sold. Works will sell for a uniform price of 100 €. buyers will be informed of the artist’s identity upon purchase of his/her work. Exhibited drawings will be the work of both professional and non-professional artists.

Anonymous Drawings 3 is happening on December 21th 2006 at
bluetenweiss, Raum fuer Kunst
Prenzlauer Allee 224
D-10405 Berlin

On how to participate read the call for entries.

(via Beetlebum)

Berlin Animals #6


mülleimer monkey

Krawall-Alarm

Über die alarmierenden Ereignisse dieser Woche (mobartige Angriffe auf Polizisten und Rettungskräfte) hat sich Markus Kavka beim Zeitzuender Gedanken gemacht. Ich bin ebenso verwirrt wie er. Kann uns jemand die Frage beantworten, was hier gerade passiert?

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