talkers in this session ::
We are happy about our last session at B-Seite Festival Mannheim, where we got hosted in an amazing venue, club cinema style. Thanks so much again!
Still we are running a bit late to announce our upcoming, already 31ST SESSION!!!
This time we are back at the lovely riverside of Panke and will present you:
Guruguru Kun – Vj Chuu
Chuuu is a painter, vj and live performer. He grew up in Kyoto, Japan, and graduated at the Kyoto Seika University, that is well known for its faculties for manga and anime. After moving to Berlin he got involved in more action based art practices. As a VJ he got famous for his elaborate visual animations turning on the vinyl player, telling handdrawn stories. In fact a very traditional way and once pioneering discovery for moving images – so called Phenakistoscope.
Chuuu recently works on the intersection of noise music and live drawings.In his talk, we will give some close-ups to art practices.
Mahir Duman is a visual artist born in Ordu, Turkey. He studied in Istanbul and lives and works in Berlin since 2011. As a VJ, Mahir is doing interactive live performances and installations for clubs, special events and art galleries. He works with video, short film, music clips and lots of different media sets, mixed and synchronized with sound and the rhythm of action. He describes his imagery as unrealistic and surreal, that question human perception and the interplay between subjects.
In May 2010 “trashpuzzle” was born. First members were Sebastian Raunitschke and me. We wanted to entertain people on a party by performing a handmade live-collage, that was projected on a wall. We used an old technology – episcope and a little transport band to let the pictures move automatically. The effect was fantastic. The dancefloor turned into a colorful carpet made of our pictures. People were fascinated with our spontaneous creations. Some even joined our session.
During three years trashpuzzle developed. New people joined the group, our equipment has evolved and we gave dozens of shows in clubs around Berlin and other cities. Antique episcope has been replaced by beamer. The transport band is filmed by a live mix of two cameras that are hidden in a black box. And the group expanded to five members, who are pushing the idea forward and have a lot of fun.