Sunday, 27 December 2009

LOgO and C's


Finally I found the arty party kids. In C's we went for cheap drinks. Later French techno DJ's Laura Ingalls and Clement Pony invited for a dance at the club night "Acid Pony Club" in LOgO. Nice.

Taikang Art Street



With it's 18 million inhabitants, Shanghai various a lot. Saturday afternoon we went for a stroll in Taikang Lu. I was astonished by all the great design shops that spread through the tiny alleys. The girl on the upper photo is called Zhao Mengyun or Gabriella. She reminded me of the Japanese kids in early Fruits magazine.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Monday, 21 December 2009

Upper class entertainment


When the sun has set behind the flower decoration of the Prada store, the many Shanghai based Europeans and upper class Chinese people get ready to party. M1nt (2nd photo) is currently known as "the place to be". Attactions include the huge shareholder terrasse and a shark tank. Together with too many snobby, arrogant Europeans and some rich Chinese kids we danced to "fun" techno re-mixes. It was obvious that the club owners tried hard to make this a "cool" place. But their attemps just made me miss Berlin.
The  third photo shows the after hour club Mao. Here mainly Europeans dance and flirt to Minimal Techno. What I only recognized on the photo are the police men upstairs (right) that are watching the crowd. It's time to check out more underground clubs such as Shelter and L0g0...

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Maskiert in Shanghai


Ich glaube ja, dass der Mundschutz in Shanghai vor allem ein Modeaccessoire ist. In verschiedenen Mustern (gerne auch passend zum Schal) sieht er dann nicht nur gut aus, sondern wärmt bei gefühlten -10 Grad ungemein.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Juli Fox is(s)t in Shanghai


Since one of the things I was most excited about going to China is the food, I post some images of my meals. On my first day we went with my sister's chinese friend Nicole, who's chinese name is "little sheep", to a restaurant on busy East Nanjing Rd (No. 479, 3rd floor). Together with vegetables and Wan Tangs we had fried ox toad (left), black chilli noodles and dry chicken pot. A very tasty start.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Squeeeeque needs your help


Photo : Camil Scorteanu, Conception Lévy
Alexis O'Hara, sound artist from Montreal, is seeking your kind contributions in the imminent construction of Squeeeeque, The Speakerbox Igloo, a sound installation that will be presented at Club Transmediale 2010 starting 29th January. Seeking donations of speakerboxes, specifically housed in wooden boxes. Guitar amps and stereo amplifiers would also be great. Donations can be dropped off at Schoenhauser Allee 167C 10435 Berlin at the office Club Transmediale or call 030-44041852 (ask for Anne Pranz) to arrange for pick up within Berlin. Or send an email to Anne Pranz: anne@clubtransmediale.de

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Vice has Heroes


Sitting in the Berlin Vice office working on a VBS series, I am finding out about other Online TV projects that are currently being produced here. One of them is the Heroes series in which Vice introduces musicians like Simian Mobile Disco and Bonaparte.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Monotonix


Friday Night, White Trash Fast Food, 23h, €6 and the madness beginns. Israels export Monotonix, a mix between Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, will leave the stage to play their gig in the crowd. As far as I know they have ordered 20 metres of mic cable, which will allow them to sing in the street. Almost, I think. Well, worth finding out.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Erst Männer in Leggins, dann Männer in Stulpen: Frau gefällt's

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Danke an John Neumeier in der -78. Minute, Marius Ebbers in der 9., Jan-Philipp Kalla in der 14. und Max Kruse in der 39. Minute. Ballett und FC St. Pauli: eine super Sonntagsmischung.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Party the Argentinian way

Click on the image to see the cheezy CNN report about the "current global dance craze" Cumbia Digital
Vorletztes Jahr überzeugte der Kongo-Abend während des Worldtronics Festivals im Haus der Kulturen Welt die Ohren und Hüften der Besucher. Dieses Jahr verspricht die Cumbia Digital Nacht am Samstag ähnliche Ausdruckstanz-Ekstasen. Tremor, Toy Selectah, Bomba Estéreo und der hübsche DJ El G führen vor, wie es sich anhört, wenn argentinische Folklore auf Clicks und Cuts trifft.

Party the French way

The Phenomenal Handclap Band is only one out of three live acts that are playing the Kitsuné floor in Ritter Butzke tomorrow. The selection of DJs promise a Rio feeling. So have fun following Coop's and In Love With's invite to celebrate the release of the 8th Kitsuné Maison mix. FB

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Wie bekommt man alle Igel an den Waldrand?


Um ihre Tour zu promoten erklären Deichkind Witze. In dieser Folge den Melt-2007-Igel-Witz. Via

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

How to kill an idea

Illustration by Scott Campbell. Click on the image to really see the murders.
Via

Friday, 6 November 2009

I whish you an artsy weekend


Not new, but nice song. New and nice: Saturday Mumdance is playing in WMF in Berlin. Meet you on the dancefloor!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Autumn time is moustache time

Monday morning. Time to burry the Federation Standard and grow facial hair. My favourites are the Hulihee and the Handlebar.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Combo - animation by Blu and David Ellis

Blu joined with David Ellis to make this anmation. It is called Combo and has been completed in September.

Monday, 19 October 2009

My audience with Karl Lagerfeld


And here is another report that I made for Hobnox early last year. For this report about the "ADC Gipfel der Kreativität" I got to talk to Karl Lagerfeld. I have never been so nervous during an interview. He is just one of the coolest guys that I ever interviewed, well apart from Aaron Rose maybe.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Mos Def on Current TV


In the 48 Minute long show "Embedded with Mos Def" Current TV follows the MC and actor during his seven day tour through Japan where he performs his new album “The Ecstatic”. Expect Mos Def crying tears of fashion behind his shades and attending a Sumo match.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Dana Douche pumpt up das Bier


My friend and colleague Dana Douche visited the world's longest beer mile. This is a taste of what she found there. If you like this clip watch the Dana Douche Show trailer here.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Fixed - ein Film von David Holfelder

Dieser Film zeigt sowohl den über Berlins Grenzen hinaus bekannten Bahnradfahrer Henrik Kürschner als auch die ECMC, die ich an Pfingsten mitorganisiert hatte.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Look at this fucking hipster




The blog "Look at this fucking hipster" is like the "Dos and Don'ts" section of Vice magazine without the Dos. Send your flic to hipsterblog@gmail.com

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Sneak Peek „The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”

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The Nan Goldin exhibition runs until December 6th in C/O Berlin gallery. Don't miss it.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Nan Goldin - "Poste Restante" in C/O Berlin

Am Freitag, den 09. Oktober eröffnen in den Räumen des Postfuhramts von C/O Berlin drei Ausstellungen. In "Poste Restante" von Nan Goldin werden vier Dia-Projektionen gezeigt. Und weil sie in der Stadt ist, hält die Fotografin am Samstag um 16 Uhr gleich noch eine Lecture bei C/O Berlin, in der sie Einblicke in ihre Arbeit, in persönliche Erfahrungen und Ansichten gibt. Mehr Infos auf www.co-berlin.info.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Strike A Pose


Photos by Miranda July
Performance artist Miranda July gives you the chance to pose with her work "Eleven Heavy Things" at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition runs until November 22nd.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Women's Ritual

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In preparation for her performance on Annie Sprinkle's blue wedding at Venice Biennale Margarita Tsomou organised a ritual on the greek women's beach Skala Eressou. It took place where the ancient greek poet Sappho supposedly died. The video shows the end of Margaritas performative dance.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Whitest Boy Alive & Thierry Noir

Photo by Just
Photo by Just
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Am Sonntag haben Write the Wall und Whitest Boy Alive zum Tape Open Air eingeladen. Ich habe mit dem Berliner Mauerveteranen Thierry Noir eines der zwanzig Mauersegmente bemalt und mir das Event von drei Metern Höhe aus angeguckt.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

New Video: Fixie vs. Gear Bike


MC SpandX tells you why fixies suck and why performance is most important about a bike.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

New Club in Town

Next to the Astra, the Cargo Club opens it's doors this weekend. This club is a great recycling of Bread and Butter containers. Click here to see a little Youtube film.

Piano Weltrekord

Die Künstlerin Laura Weider wird dieses Wochenende versuchen den Weltrekord im Klavierspielen aufzustellen. Und wo sonst außer in der Bar25 könnte man ihr 40 Stunden am Stück zuhören?

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Wolf'n'Wodka

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The confetti and loads of security men we didn't really need. Wolfmother were great anyways.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Berlin, Berlin,

..the festival is coming home. In Berlin's Tempelhof airport bands such as Who Made Who, These New Puritans and Jarvis Cocker will rock the block. The Berlin Festival line-up is a mix of international bands and local DJ heroes such as Shir Khan and Hugo Capablanca. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Anti-pop Consortium live in Berlin

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That is what I like Berlin for: Getting a call at five pm with the info that at around eight pm Anti-Pop Consortium will play an exclusive gig at A.D.Deertz store. Going there. Loving it. Afterwards free beers in the streets and dinner in Prater beer garden. Nice.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Retro-cool in Mitte mit The Durags


Erwischt!

Bossaball


The Belgian-Brasilian invention Bossaball combines elements of volleyball, football, gymnastics and capoeira. In Berlin you can play it here.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Oh no, Dash Snow

LinkDash "Dashiell A." Snow, born 07/27/1981 and known as ”The golden bad boy of the downtown art scene”, died of an heroine overdose on July 13th in his hotel room in Manhattan at age 27. The New York Times reports on Terence Koh's Dash Snow memorial performance. By clicking on the image you see polaroids from Dash's latest series of the sex-and-drug-fuelled bohemians in New York. They remind me a lot of Larry Clark's photo series "Tulsa".

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Spreeufer für alle!


...oder: demonstrieren kann so schön sein. Am Jahrestag der Loveparade tanzten gestern 10.000ende in einem Sternmarsch entlang der Spree. Hinter dem roten Rathaus wurde dann das Symbol-Styropor-Baby niedergelegt. Demowagen kamen unter anderem von den Bachstelzen (hier war ich), dem Watergate, der Wilden Renate und natürlich der Bar25. Mehr Infos auf Megaspree.de

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Let's dance in public!



What to wear at Berlin Fashionweek


It is Berlin fashion week summer 2010. The fashion scene gets dressed up. On Bebelplatz, the main square in front of the catwalk tent, I "stylechecked" some people who didn't look like try hards. More street style fashion you will see on monday and thursday on Hobnox or from July 25th on in the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf. There will be the exhibition "Catwalks". And did you see that Stylecheck is involving more and more media? We beat the iNterview and film with a HD Camera, a Nseries phone and take photos.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

State of Control by Thomas Kilpper



In an amazing exhibtition artist Thomas Kilpper created the world's biggest linoleum print. Around ten assistants carved political scenes and portraits into the 800 qm floor of former GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS). Another team helped him printing them. This intervention on 1,600 square meters offers a historical retrospective on various state concepts of surveillance and repression, from the Nazi period to the digital present. The exhibition runs until 26th of July. Visit nbk's website for more information.

Monday, 22 June 2009

La Roux

LinkLittle Boots, Lissy Trullie, Miss Li - bands with front women and a touch of 80's fashion are the big thing. (Guardian reports) La Roux with front women Elly Jackson is the one of them that I actually like. Click on the image to see her new video. She will play Lido on the sixth of July and on Melt festival at the 17th.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Kern Europe tour

Photo by Richard Kern
Richard Kern, one of my favorite teenie and boobs photographer is on a photo journey through Europe. Follow his Berlin trip on Vice Blog and watch the past on his own blog.

Living in a treehouse

Photo: Beach Rock treehouse. Okinawa, Japan, by Pete Nelson
Why not live in a treehouse? Learn in the Northwest Treehouse school how to build your home on a limb. And since you just missed the spring course, you have plenty of time to study Pete Nelson's new treehouse book for inspiration.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Cycle tricks from 1901


Inventor Thomas A. Edison filmed cycle tricks in 1901 which look just like todays fixed gear tricks.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Reinvent your dress: The Uniform Project

In the Uniform Project blogger Sheena Matheiken together with the Akanksha foundation raises money for school uniforms in India . She does so by wearing the same dress 365 days. Kick off was May 1st 2009, so be curious what accesories Sheena will be pulling out, to make this project an interesting fashion journey.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Facehunter in Paris #2


Facehunter has a new episode up. This time he "reports" with a few sound problems from Paris. I skipped the boring model flirts and went straight to the party images after 4:40 mins..

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Ed Bicycles at DMY design fair

The Melt concept bike. Watch a film about Ed-Bicycles on Stylemag.net.

Sasquatch music festival 2009 - Guy starts dance party


Sasquatch festival: M.I.A. is playing in the backround, the sun is shining, people are chilling on the grass. The perfect moment to express one's feelings in experimental dance moves on the spacey greens. Watch this clip and witness the human phenomenon of mass movement. Or something like that.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Lissy Trullie and Adam Green are just friends


Good gig night in Berlin tonight. Lissy Trullie are playing around midnight in Magnet, The XX are also playing in Magnet and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are playing NBI... It's your choice

Sunday, 31 May 2009

ECMC Berlin Saturday



Photo with green helmet by Nils Stelte, other photos by Just
First impressions of the European Cycle Messenger Championships. Go to Tempelhof airport today and to tomorrow to see more. More info on www.ecmc2009.com

Friday, 29 May 2009

ECMC2009 (European Cycle Messenger Championships) in Berlin





The ECMC is in town. 800 couriers from all over the world landet in Tempelhof airport area. So make sure you visit the ex. airport area Berlin Tempelhof during the day to see them race and double check not to miss one of the many courier parties this weekend. Tonight is the welcome party in Hotel Michelberger, tomorrow is a Pink Pony karaoke in Festsaal Kreuzberg, sunday I will DJ amongst others in Tape club (where also the Fixed gear finals are taking place) and finally on monday is the closing party in Edelweis, Görlitzer Park, with Robots in Disguise... Full info: www.ecmc2009.com

Monday, 11 May 2009

Stylecheck #1 Weinmeisterstraße


Hobnox hat ein neues Baby. Es heißt "Stylecheck" und beginnt mit einem Klassiker: Mitte Schick in der Weinmeisterstraße. In den nächsten Wochen kommen aber auch der Stil von Motorradfahrern und von Rassehundezüchtern hinzu. Viel Spaß!

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009


Filmed over the period of a few months in and around Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby, this video of Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill features probably the best collection of street/street trials riding ever seen. There's some huge riding, but also some of the most technically difficult and imaginative lines you will ever see. This video pushes the envelope of what is perceived as possible on a trials bike.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

BLK JKS live in White Trash

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Molefi Makananise, Lindani Buthelezi, Mpumi Mcata and Tshepang Ramoba together are Blk Jks, Johannesburg's "post-apartheid art-rock band". After five gigs in London and in eight other UK cities they (art-)rocked the ketchup bottles in White Trash. Find news, free downloads and photos on their Blog.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The Facehunter Show - Paris #1

I returned from France. So here is a video of Yvan Rodic's Facehunter show.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Shawn Mortensen R.I.P.

Shawn Mortensen
Zapatista
Snoop Dogg
Yoyoi Kusama
The photographer Shawn Mortensen worked for I.D. Magazine. He is my hero. Now he is dead. Rest In Peace.
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