Archive for March, 2008

Sean Bonner about Metroblogging

Nicole Simons interviewed Sean Bonner who’s one of the people behind the Metroblogging Network. This interview is part of a series of pre-conference (re:publica) interviews. So check it out:

http://beissholz.de/pivot/artikel-1617.html

Haven’t decided yet if I go, or not. Probably won’t have too much time and only check out a few sessions. I am still looking forward to picking up some stickers at the site (you know who you are). :-)

Kampf um den öffentlichen Raum

An interesting video (only in German though) at SPON:
http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-28626.html

Pale Tunnel

ELÍN HANSDÓTTIR

At the Maribel López Gallery, Elín Hansdottir has designed a dimly lit, white tunnel that tilts downwards and zigzags across the gallery space. In this work, Hansdóttir sets out to heighten awareness of our body through the loss of our usual spatial bearings. Visitors are thus persistently exposed to a spatial experience of decentralisation, disorientation, fragmentation and insecurity. Since there is no noticeable physical difference between ourselves and the objects without, our ability to conceptualize our surrounding space becomes jaded. Not for the claustrophobic or easily spooked!

Maribel López Gallery
Holzmarktstrasse 15-18
S-Bahnbogen 54
10179 Berlin
http://www.maribellopezgallery.com

Madelon Vriesendorp @ Aedes Am Pfefferberg

Vriesendorp Stuff
Vriesendorp was one of the founding members of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (together with Rem Koolhaas and Elia and Zoe Zenghelis) and a resident teacher at the AA for over a decade. The World of Madelon Vriesendorp: Paintings/Postcards/Objects/Games is an exhibition that brings together the Dutch artist’s wildly diverse practices from the past thirty-five years, including painting, drawing, collecting, recycling, sculpture and psychological gamedevising as well as the serious business of collecting what Walter Benjamin once called ‘the trash of history’.

The World of Madelon Vriesendorp
Paintings / Postcards / Objects / Games
More Photos
until April 17 2008
Aedes Am Pfefferberg, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Di-Fr 11 bis 18.30 Uhr, Sa-So 13 bis 17 Uhr

Freiheit

ohne worte, originally uploaded by derteo.berlin.

self.detach

Check out self.detach – decomposing identities. It’s the design project of two UDK students. The objective is to work with identity/ego online. So what they did is read the photostream of Flickr and grab all pictures that are tagged with “me”, “myself” (and I), “moi” and the like, and then to dissolve them into colored particles. (Hope I got it right!)

They write that dissolving pictures into colors symbolizes the irrelevance of the digital self. Which sounds pretty Nihilist to me.

Anyway, you should check out their movie:
http://selfdetach.net/selfdetach_hires.mov

Out in Stralau

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In Stralau/Treptow straying around on a Sunday morning.

ALIAS

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvGM4JAbVk0[/youtube]

More on Flickr.

BVG back in service, but not a 100%!

From around 4:30 AM tomorrow (Monday, 17th March 2008) buses, subways and trams will continue to operate and service will be provided more regulary. According to bvg.de the administrative office and the repair shops of BVG are still on strike, which is why they cannot yet guarantee 100% regular service.

Subways will run at least every 10 minutes. Huge improvement over last week – if you ask me.

HESHT GRAFFITI

HESHT

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