1. THE ARMY OF LUCK, OR THE GLOBAL PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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    The Maneki Neko (jap., literally Beckoning Cat; aka Lucky Cat, Money Cat) is a common Japanese figurine which is believed to bring luck, attract customers and bring prosperity. The Lucky Cat waves with the raised left paw and holds a historic coin in front of itself with the right one. The Lucky Cat as talisman and selling product is wide-spread in Asia and meanwhile almost all over the world. Luck is associated here with monetary and material prosperity. For tourists the Lucky Cat became a kind of pop style Manga character which appears in growing numbers in western private households. As kitschy-petite like exotic souvenir it refers to a certain idea of western lifestyle. The material element of the installation»The Global Pursuit of Happiness, or: The Army of Luck« is the »Lucky Cats' Matrix«. It contains 520 shiny golden XXL Lucky Cats made of plastics which are arranged in 40 rows and 13 columns on a ramp-like stand made of aluminum (W 8 m, H 3 m, D 2 m). Visitors experience the Lucky Cats' Matrix as a dot-matrix display which consists of 520 waving paw grid points as its »pixels«. In each cat a servomotor is built in to control the paws move exactly in position and speed. The visitors are requested imaginarily by the cats to interact as users: "Your concept of happiness is our lucky command. Write it on the keyboard". Words and sentences up to 40 characters can be put in and are displayed clearly visible with the paws letter by letter as sliding text marquee. So to say, the users »choreograph« the Lucky Cats performance wordwise. Literally it is the »inscription« of an idea of happiness or a wish in the Lucky Cats' bodies by moving their paws forward and backward. For users, the Lucky Cats become multiplied »avatars« in the world of chance and happiness. But the Lucky Cats are also able to perform spontaneously as well: they can show 25 different salutatory and signalizing gestures as well as mass movements like the »Mexican Wave« or an ecstatic »hyperkinesis«. Every displayed sentence triggers audio events – sound samples of mass or group events, like entertainment shows, political speeches, demonstrations, sport events, parades, accidents, etc. from the beginning of the last century until today. The sounds express auditorily different states of mind, like joy, euphoria, desire, fear, hate, aggression and resignation, astonishment, outrage, pain, panic, desperation and fanatical excitement. The sounds are played in random order and unpredictable combinations. Different contexts and changing settings are emerging. Are the Lucky Cats »one-armed bandits«? Or is it a gesture in the context of a political or religious movement? Is it a just a happy waving of the fun-loving, hedonistic society? Or is the assembly of Lucky Cats a revolutionary deployment of »wish machines« as »army of luck« or is it just another marketing campaign? The lined up, gold-reflecting mass of the Lucky Cats in the matrix appears almost as an insubstantially copy-paste-animation. The Lucky Cats in the matrix as an industrial made product become an »ornament of the masses« for repetetive-stererotype and globalized-industrialized ideals. Do we need more and more Lucky Cats to generate more and more prosperity for more and more people? Boris Petrovsky 2012 www.petrovsky.de Video and post production: Nina Martens www.stereomorph.net Location: Art Fair »Art Karlsruhe 2012«, Karlsruhe (Germany), one artist show, gallery ABTART, Stuttgart

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    • Blödes Orchester

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      Arranged like a symphony orchestra, approximately 200 antique vacuums, mixers and washers are transformed into musical instruments. They form an ensemble that the conductor, harpsichordist and composer Michael Petermann, alias weiserrausch.de, has now completed after eight years of preparation: The Stupid Orchestra. watch the making of stupid orchestra: http://www.vimeo.com/28190836 more informationen: www.weisserrausch.de former presentations: spring 2011 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg summer 2011 Technische Sammlungen Dresden May 2012 at the 7th blurred edges Festival für aktuelle Musik: www.blurrededges.de more Videos on: www.whitetube.de find whitetube on www.facebook.com/whitetube subscribe to www.vimeo.com/​channels/​whitetube photography and editing by Karsten Wiesel

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      • nakedHEART @Melt

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        More informations www.star-photo.de www.nakedheart.de

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        • emulsifier

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          'emulsifier' is a hand painted glass sculpture by Thomas Medicus. The anamorphic object is made out of 160 glass strips. more here: http://thomasmedicus.at/

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          • Vermibus - "Dissolving Europe"

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            Dissolving Europe is the new public art work that stormed Europe this year from Vermibus. Using a dubious inter-rail ticket, Vermibus set out with a set of 90 keys and his pallet of solvents to physically and temporally highjack the western world of advertisements in the name of fine art. Each site is carefully deliberated with its environment, from Rolex boutiques, to archaic museums. The system looks simple in movement: unlock and roll the advertising poster to create a huge blank gleaming white breath of fresh air in the urban environment. The advert then undertakes the process of counter action painting using a series of solvents and brushes, it is then replaced in another site, another city, another country. Video: Xar Lee, cargocollective.com/xar_lee Music: "A Painter's Journey" Music Composer by Marcello De Francisci. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1232058/ Image Assistent: Peter Grünheim - https://vimeo.com/33funk Video Produced by: Vermibus, 2013 - http://www.vermibus.com Score Recorded & produced at Blue Labyrinth Studios. http://www.bluelabyrinth.net/ Pasadena California 2013 (c) All Rights reserved

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            • 01 Zentrale - Projection Mapping

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              The project 01 Zentrale was planned to be ready to install at platine festival 2010 in cologne. http://www.platine-cologne.de/10/?p=71 It was the first time experimenting with Video Projection Mapping on real Objects. It is a pity to film all the stuff, because the real light mapping experience is so much more impressive in live.

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              • naked heart 2012 // Appletree Garden Festival

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                Camera: Wiebke Wöltjen, Chad Ochs, Annika Zill Editing: Annika Zill www.entourage-productions.de Follow me on Facebook : facebook.com/gerrit.starczewski My new Book star-photo.de/files/Everything-is-Rock-n-Roll.pdf nakedheart.de

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                • Mijn palet van Kampen

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                  This video of the city Kampen is a combination of paintings and video images made by Ben. Ferrie made the soundtrack. I used the idea of an earlier video of mine 'Aquarel'. https://vimeo.com/18000543. I captured the video images on the same spot as the paintings I made. I used the paintings as an overlay. Hope you enjoy the images of my beautiful city Kampen. You see the windmill 'd'olde Zwarver' and the church 'de Bovenkerk' in this video. The video is also on: http://dailym.net/2012/06/mijn-palet-van-kampen-my-palette-kampen-ben-vimeo/ The next information is in dutch: een film van Ben met muziek van ferrie = differentieel De korte film Kampen is een persoonlijk visie van Ben op de plaats waar hij woont. Een mix van verschillende technieken waaronder de aquarellen die, net als het camerawerk van de hand van Ben zijn. Met deze film brengt hij een ode aan de stad waar hij met zoveel plezier woont. de film Ben gebruikte voor zijn film bestaande en nieuwe opnamen die hij bewerkte in de timelapse techniek. in de lagen die hij gebruikte om de speciale effecten te bereiken maakte hij vele maskers die delen van de film afschermt. Het bijzondere is dat Ben drie videotechnieken hanteert; aquarel, timelapse en splitscreen. Voor deze film zijn nieuw opnamen gemaakt. de soundtrack De muziek voor deze film is door ferrie gemaakt op basis van een eerdere bewerking van Metamorphosis 4 een variatie op de compositie van Philip Glass in een MIDI sequence door Bertrand Robion. Het stuk is opnieuw bewerkt voor deze film in tempo, sequentie en lengte. Het oorspronkelijk stuk is 5:49 minuten. de samenwerking Het is januari van het jaar 2011 dat Ben en ferrie elkaar tegen komen op vimeo, een website gespecialiseerd in het weergeven van hoge kwaliteit video. Het gesprek begon bij de film van Ben 'Morning has broken' maar de eerste echte samenwerking begon pas bij de film 'Winter '62-'63' waar ferrie de muziek voor maakte. Die samenwerking vereiste enkele maanden van uitwisseling van ideeën. Bedenk dat Ben en ferrie elkaar niet kenden. De samenwerking leverde inmiddels vier mooie en gewaardeerd film op die op vimeo te bekijken zijn. 2012 Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 NL ferrie = differentieel http://dailym.net

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                  • 3D Print Canal House

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                    The 3D Print Canal House is an exhibition, research- and building site for 3D Printing Architecture. A unique project where an international team of partners collaborates in 'research & doing' linking science, design, construction and community, by 3D printing a canal house at an expo-site in the very heart of Amsterdam. Drop by when you're in Amsterdam! Opening hours: 3 days per week, from Thursday until Saturday between 11 AM - 5 PM Special reservations possible from Tuesday till Saturday. Entrance fee: €2,50 - includes an informative audiotour that you can easily download on your smart phone (bring your headphones!). Address: Tolhuisweg 7, 1031 CL in Amsterdam North. Walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station (take the short ferry ride to Buiksloterweg), directly behind the Shell tower and A-Lab. Parking is possible at the adjacent parking place of the EYE Film Institute. If you wish to book a group visit, personal tour or lecture, or are curious to hear about other things the 3D Print Canal House can offer you, please contact info@3dprintcanalhouse.com. www.3dprintcanalhouse.com

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                    • Alltag von DAIM

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                      Fünf Tage aus dem Alltag von DAIM / Künstler / Hamburg / August 2012 Kamera & Editing: Christian Brodack / www.brophoto.de Idee: Michael Ploj & Christian Brodack Corner to Corner Präsentation der ersten Hinz&Kunzt "StrassenKunztEdition", in Kooperation mit ReinkingProjekte in der Galerie "Die Kupferdiebe" im Gängeviertel, Hamburg Mitwirkende: Mirko Reisser (DAIM) Erich, Gabi, Basti, Jan, Gäste Danke: Hinz & Kunzt, Basti & Fuchs, Gabriele Koch, Ralf Lemke, Jan & Arne, Jupi Cafe, Rik Reinking, alle Helfer & Gäste www.daim.org www.hinzundkunzt.de www.reinkingprojekte.de www.diekupferdiebe.org ---------- www.brophoto.de © August 2012

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