promotional artwork and visuals for a local festival that I co-organized, late 2016
From late summer to December 2016 I took part in organizing a two-day music festival in Halle, with nine acts from Finland, Italy, Chile and Germany, a juggling performance, as well as three DJs. All the promotional art and the cover illustration was designed by me. I also hacked together an interactive caleidoscope visualization with Processing, which was projected at a hexagon-shaped screen behind the musicians. Most of the other themed decoration was designed by art students from Russia, Latvia and Germany.
composition from LED-stick juggling footage, early 2016
The term light pollution describes the destruction of the aesthetics of a room. Everyday blazingly bright LED lights and neon colors torture your retinas. However, with motion-conforming music in a suitable room, Lichtverschmutzung will use this effect to the contrary, exciting your optical nerves in more agreeable ways.
a world building exercise about myth and men in the megastructure, since 2011
ABANDON has long been a pet-project of mine, where I funnel those creative energies that keep me awake at night. It used to lend from Tsutomu Niheis BLAME!, but it has outgrown that phase. I guess by picking up Marshall McLuhans torch I want to lead my alter ego cyberspace dweller out of the cave of his self-inflicted un-doing. If the medium is the message, then abandoning our far-from-human future, within an un-real dream—before it 'comes actual nightmare, is increasingly a worth-while endeavor. Because the Megastructure is a metaphor for where we must not go, yet in its shadow we approach.
promotional artwork and design for an amateur theatre festival, September 2016
I was invited to explore the “beautiful strange” as the given thematic outline. My clients and I agreed that birth-giving involves both beauty and a strange environment, doesn't need a long explanation, and leaves enough room for interpretation. After a few different versions I arrived at a strong hot-and-cold contrast and a babies impression of wonder.
artwork and design @kadrat
baby photo author unknown (contact me if you know)
Joy and Black Wizard
partly hand-drawn poster for a concert in Halle, fall 2016
original artwork and design for a two-day festival in Halle, early 2017
artwork and design @kadrat
orga @gross-art-IG, jackalope & halle concerts
composition of stick figures across the gym walls of my old elementary school, late 2015
The Lindenschule was being renovated by my client Dorit Baumeister (Lienig & Baumeister Architekten), and because the schools gym building could use some artwork, I was commissioned to create the overall composition for fitting a whole bunch of stick figures—drawn by the pupils themselves—onto the walls.
grafik design, logo redesign, indoor painting @kadrat
childrens drawings @pupils of Lindenschule
outdoor painting @Florian Bölike, Benjamin Butter
thanks to Dorit for the wonderful collaboration
special thanks to my old teachers
arms and sleepers
original artwork and design for a concert in Halle, summer 2017
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