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10. December 2014

Finissage – The Nomadic Sculpture goes hibernating

by Hertha    Filed under: Munich,Nomadic Sculpture,SkateboardingComments Off on Finissage – The Nomadic Sculpture goes hibernating

It will have been seven weeks that the Nomadic sculpture has stayed in the underground art space MaximiliansForum, when the finissage on Saturday, January 10, 2015 will end the fourth episode.

The opening event had been a great success with lots of people attending the programme of the vernissage. Skaters had started right from the beginning to test the sculpture on its skateability while other visitors looked at all the products and art work displayed at the concept design store “Going Local”. All products (they were also for sale) were selected by Anne and Alexandra (together they provide the platform Haeppi Piecis for local designers) based on their link to sustainability.

Art work produced by the WTD Creative Lab taking place at the Villa Waldberta completed the exhibition.

(for more info check www.whatsthedeal.eu/blog/?p=698)

Lisa Simpson showed some of her upcycled clothes made of used material from the flea markets or from leftover stocks and artfully combined together to create to collections. Onur Ceritoglu created the bird watch chair, made of easily available wood. He also assembled all the shelves for the concept store out of material found at the MaximiliansForum: again leftovers from former events. The collective GUMB – already back in Ljubljana – left their freshly-made lamps of natural material and paper behind to be presented in the venue. Interactive projections on the skateable sculpture, an info point with information material, videos and pictures explaining WTD and the Nomadic Sculpture as well as a live act from Roger Rekless and DJ music made the event diverse and entertaining.

Here are some pics to give a feeling of the atmosphere:

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Many more photos can be found at flickr:

The second event took place on December 6 (Santa Claus). This time the group “The Open Door” provided the content for an exhibition related to skateboarding and formed the program. The Open Door is a collective of creatives located in Munich with a strong link to skateboarding which organises temporary exhbitions of photography, illustration, art and fashion from time to time in order to illustrate its vision of skateboarding as culture. This time, work of Roberto Cuellar, Almaros, Laura Kaczmarek Photography, Leo Preisinger Fotografie, Conny Mirbach, Carl Wander, Holiday Life Co., SHRN and Wiethaus Michael were presented.

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While the program of the finissage has already been defined and announced, the art space MaximiliansForum will still be open until then on regular opening hours and will provide the skateboarders the unique chance to skate the Nomadic Sculpture. So far, the skating community has embraced this as an attractive opportunity, as places for skating during winter time are few to none in Munich.

And here is the planned program for the finissage:

16:00 – 23:00
Haeppi Piecis Design Concept Store is open to the public to see and buy

16:00 – 16:30
Best Trick Contest of the junior skaters with prizes

16:30 – 19:30
Assisted by Skateboarding München e.V. the skater community will get the opportunity to test the functionality of our ‘Nomadic Sculpture’ for the last time at the MaximiliansForum. Their performances will be surrounded by an interactive projection mapping on the sculpture by Genelabo and mayer+empl.

19:30 – 20:00
WTD Skatedemo with Tobi Albertross and friends

Fashion Orchestra. A Live performance combining sewing machine, sewing and music by Lisa Simpson

DJ Walter Wolff will guide the transition of the finissage from exhibition to party.

Have a look at the full program (in German) :

WTD – Program Finissage Episode IV

Schmiede14, What’s the CIRCUSDeal Hallein? by Catherine Deml & Elena Carr

by Rüdiger    Filed under: Articles,Creative Lab,Events,Hallein,Munich,StatementsComments Off on Schmiede14, What’s the CIRCUSDeal Hallein? by Catherine Deml & Elena Carr

The Schmiede is offering a spectacle – a serving tray of talents, abilities and skills among the nearly 300 artists. The image of a large circus tent develops, in which the artists are showing their skills with their fascinating works, one after the other.

This year there are also several artists from different genres within the framework of the project “What’s the deal?” at the Schmiede. “Sustainability and young urban scenes” are at the center of the artistic debates of the project. The Schmiede, which takes place every year, a spectacular media art festival, has just been recognized as such a place for young urban cultures.

Now the image of the Schmiede was concretized by us, as an eventful circus spectacle. The Schmiede Hallein resembles, like other art institutions, a traveling circus. During the ten days of work you will get spectacular impressions, wrapped up in a kaleidoscope of optical sensations. After the last big event, so called the “Werkschau”, the Schmiede is turning down the tents again and moves on. Maybe to show the practiced artistic work at the next “What’s the deal?” event.




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