Wednesday, August 29, 2007

About Us

We are a team of young German New Media Artists, working with audio, light and video. Mainly we focus on interactive installations / events and performative theatre. We are currently students at the „Institute of Applied Theatre Studies“ at the „Justus Liebig University“ in Giessen, where we will finish our studies in 2008.

From left to right: René Liebert, Tobias Rosenberger, Matthias Mohr.

Short Biographies:

René Liebert: born 1980. In 2005/06 he absolved an "International Master in Documentary Film" in Barcelona. He realized video & light designs in theatre productions (e.g. ATW Giessen, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Körber-Studio Hamburg), short films and worked as camera operator & cutter. Since 2006 he is lecturer for video editing at the University of Giessen.

Matthias Mohr: born 1980. Realized several music theater performances (e.g. with Ensemble Modern, Jens Joneleit, Uwe Dierksen), light and video installations, compositions/sound designs. Rooted in Frankfurt's music scene he is involved in different music projects. Recently assisting Heiner Goebbels in his new production Piano Piece.

Tobias Rosenberger: born 1980. Works at the crossroads of performance, media art and installation. Recent artistic projects & collaborations include "Antigone" (2003, Festival Junger Talente, German-Chinese co-production), "Esquisse" (2005, Internationale Musiktage Darmstadt), "Fascia" (2006, Frankfurter Positionen), "Bypass" (2006, Luminale Frankfurt) and "Breathing City" (2007, Les Subsistances, Goetheinstitut Lyon; Harvestworks, New York, Goetheinstitut Barcelona).
Participant E-mobilArt (European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Technical drafts

With the help of architect's plans provided to us by GOPHCY CATS we are preparing now the technical set-up for our partners in Sana'a.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Project outline

After consulting the German and French embassy we developed during our first stay in Sanaa (08.08.07 - 17.08.07) the official outline of the lightinstallation around the Bab al-yemen, and presented it to the Yemeni minister of culture and also the major of Sanaa. We are happy, that they will take together the patronage of the trilateral project.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sana'a - City of light

We are invited by the German and French embassy to do a light/video/soundinstallation in the old city of Sanaa / Yemen for about ten days during the Ramadan in 2007.
It is announced to be a collaboration with a french music producer and musicians/technicians from the Yemen, and will take place around the Bab al-Yemen ("Gate to the Yemen"), that served as the Entrance to the old city of Sanaa and is regarded as a national monument of the Yemen.

"Bab al-Yemen"

The Washington Post wrote about this place, which is part of the Unesco World heritage:
"Less than 50 years ago, the walls that meet at Bab al-Yemen encompassed all of Sanaa, then a city of just tens of thousands and more medieval than modern. Today, its residents number nearly 2 million, and the sprawling capital stretches beyond the walls for miles in every direction. Bab al-Yemen has somehow managed the transition. Unlike some Arab markets, fetishized for tourists in places like Cairo and Jerusalem, Bab al-Yemen embraces its original incarnation—market, playground and meeting place."