*Dreaming with Open Eyes*
curated by Robert Seidel
Date: 2009.11.01 – 2009.11.30
Venue: COMO (SKT-Tower, Seoul) and Open Theatre (Tomorrow City
Echo Plaza, Incheon)
Entrance Fee: free
Organization: art center nabi, SK Telecom
Program Partner: Goethe-Institute Seoul, Robert Seidel
Artists: Julian Rosefeldt, Yves Netzhammer, Carsten Nicolai,
Bjørn Melhus, Zeitguised, Philipp Hirsch, David OReilly, Max
Hattler, Volker Schreiner, Daniel Burkhardt, Christiane Wöhler,
Julia Oschatz, Thorsten Fleisch, Astrid Rieger, Niklas Goldbach,
Barbara Hlali, Timo Katz, Robert Seidel and Jan Verbeek
The programme “Dreaming with Open Eyes” shows 19 different
positions of artists mostly working in Germany. Their short
films are little poems with a dream-like quality that is freed
from our everyday life. They are arranged like the stages of
an ambivalent dream: oscillating between an infantile playfulness,
the strength of a heterotopic, repetitive architecture,
dreamscapes embedded in a romanticized nature or nightmarish
states showing the collapse of humanity and science. And each of
these very unique moments holds the promise to be watched again,
while a dream is lost in its pure linearity after we wake up…
Robert Seidel, Curator and Filmmaker
Retrospective with selected ZEITGUISED works from the past years at Pennbrick Gallery in Santa Fe, US.
We worked on some live visuals for Jay Z’s tour for and with UVA. They are running on 2 storey high stage set LED screen elements.
Part of a series of Pop-Art inspired idents for MTV which we art/directed and produced.
Co-Direction and production of sound and MTV logo in collaboration with MTV WDS & Universal Everything.
Curated by: Universal Everything
Length: 7s, 15s, 30s
They “are pleased to present a collection of the best German music videos. The screening embraces a wide spectrum of styles of music clips that set trends with their own particular aesthetic and imagery. This is a rare chance to see and hear what is not generally shown on popular TV music channels. The videos are shown in a continuous loop.”
Some of our favourite masterpieces are in there as well.
Peripetics was selected for and shown at the Experimental Film Festival at the Image Forum Japan in Tokyo.
All work presented was by Artists living in or being born in Germany (…).
Robert Seidel curated with Max Hattler, sponsored by the Goethe Institute.
The last one of 15 new T4 sponsorship idents featuring the 2009 Toyota Aygo has rolled out today.
Let’s call them the first of the imaginary Desktop Punk Haiku genre.
Thanks to great 35mm scenery shots in London by Sam Brown, fantastic 3D environments by Simon Danaher, fabulous soundscapes by Michael Fakesch, and the truly creative Creatives Micky Tudor and Dan Beckett at CHI.
We started to deliver another batch of 15 Toyota Aygo idents for T4 / Channel4 in the UK, again with black and blue Aygos. They are themed loosely around the unavoidable topic of Parcours, paired with a strong helping of physical dynamic chaos.
Here is a link to a posting of Peripetics on Kanye West’s blog a while ago. Unforeseen, but not unwelcome.
Peripetics or the Installation of an Irreversible Axis on a Dynamic Timeline
Zeitguised made a piece in six acts for the opening exhibition at the Zirkel Gallery. It entails six imaginations of disoriented systems that take a catastrophic turn, including the evolution of educational plant-body-machine models and liquid building materials.
Length: 5000F/ 3min 20s
Sound Design: Zeitguised with Michael Fakesch
In one hard week’s work, we did this pretty little ident for Vodafone sponsoring the weather report on Dutch TV channel RTL. It sports fluffy matte 3D clouds and matte clay stop motion 3D mockups galore.
Prodco: Rokkit/Stink London
Agency: UbachsWisbrunJWT, Amsterdam
Sound Design: Simon Pyke/ Freefarm
We directed an online music video for the Mercedes GLK. It is based on objects on the roadside transforming into abstract, angular shapes as the car drives by. The interaction was designed and implemented in Flash by Jung von Matt/next in Hamburg, who were also the agency on the project. The 3d cg was produced by the exceptional Realise Studios who built and scripted the entire cityscape in Houdini and rendered it with Mantra PBR. The car configurator was produced by Glassworks and Mackevision.
Length: ca. 3-6 min
Prodco: Rokkit/Stink London
Agency: JungvonMatt/next, Hamburg
3D: Realise Studios, London