From the 27.12.till 30.12.2014 the 31C3 Hacker Congress in Hamburg invited us to present our Interactive Drum Robot Installation MR-808. And .. it was a blast! The annual congress connects both hackers, techie nerds and politic activists to form a alien-like surrounding in the huge CCH Congress Center in hamburg. The event is totally advertisement and sponsorship free, and only funded by the 10.000 to 12.000 participants which came this year.
We were setting up our (more…)
Mouse On Mars, Tyondai Braxton, Sonic Robots: “Off Sea” Live at the 21 AGAIN Festival the 30.11.2014 HAU Berlin.
Tape.tv and Ray Ban (yes – sun glasses!) recently made a bright documentation about the moritz and the MR-808 for their Envision series. You gain insight in to the workshop and see a part of a concert with Science Fiction Children at the Eliopamanoke in Leipzig. Shiny!
From 22.03. – 23.03 we were invited to perform with our drum robot installation MR-808 at the B-Seite Festival 2013 in Mannheim, a mid-scale festival for VJ Culture. I have to confess that I localized the VJ-culture so far in a non-arts, clubby context as an accessory part to a DJ. I was convinced of the opposite.
The non-commercial festival features in its 6th edition different kinds of visual arts, with a focus on VJ-culture, but also computer-Art, interactive installations and AV-Performances.
The festival’s main spot is the Zeitraumexit in Mannheim just in front of the Pop Akademie. The Festival timetable consists of a loose combination of showcases, installations, workshops and parties, and has a lot of friendly details like the sleazy and cosy hotel in 70th style (including the smoking desk lady or the ashtreys in every room).
In the following I’ll grab some of the events I saw, that interested me the most.
The most impressing visuals we saw were presented at a small talk by Franz Aumüller, a visual artist who worked together with Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. The talk “Der Absolute Film – the roots of visual music” illuminated the works of Hans and Oskar Fischinger both visual artists who worked in the early 20s.
And now off to Mannheim! Live at the B-Seite Festival Fr, 21.03.2013 22:00 @Kubus Zeitraumexit
From the depths of our harddisks we like to present: Science Fiction Children & Moritz Simon Geist live at Media Arts Festival CYNETART Dresden Nov. 2012 performing “Caesars Bicycle”.
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