another media conglomerate is launching an award. sony presents a photo award for professionals and amateurs which will be presented from the 21st – 25th april in cannes, france. the good part is that they also have an university shoot out. in this competition you will see two students from each of the 10 participating countries from europe. the assignment was to sum up your country in one image. here is one picture which was choosen to be presented in cannes.
germany – ‘sum up your country in one image’ – black – red – yellow!!
sebastian müller and jan-philip welchering are students at the university of applied science and arts in dortmund, germany. sebastian is studying photography and jan-philip graphic design. the funny story is that jan-philip actually wanted to sign on photography but he made a mistake in the application form and end up in the graphic design department. not sure if it’s destiny, maybe, but it was just a stupid slip. what doesn’t bar him from taking good pictures.
jan-philip welchering + sebstian müller
the ‘mustard’ collection is hanging in the kitchen
that’s how the massacre started
that’s how it get out of hand
imagine yourself sitting 3,5 hours at a techno party cash desk. in the first 2 hours nobody is coming because people use to join late nightlife. you feel bored and unchallenged. there is just an ‘A’ stamp and a pen. the latter isn’t interesting to you. (a pen is an everday object) so why not draw with the stamp. I did it.
on all drawings (or should I say ‘stampings’) you can see me and my flatmate, miriam hartwig, who was sitting next to me.
last year I attended at the k2007, world’s largest plastics trade fair, where basf presented the new kontstantin grcic chair. we just have seen some miniatures and the process of designing the chair. on this year’s designweek (salone internazionale del mobile 16.-21.4.2008) in milan konstantin grcic will launch myto at the triennale design museum.
my minitaure of the myto (sadly, I got it in orange)
and as we know chairs let a designer heart beat. they are the icons of design. ludwig mies van der rohe, one of the most outstanding architects, designed one of the first cantilevered chairs in 1927. once he said that it is easier to build a house than to design a good chair.
mies van der rohe – cantilever chair
marcel breuer – cantilever chair ‘cesca’
check the post from last year:
| plank | – client
today some fine art students and me participate in a workshop from the jan van eyck academy, post-academic institute for research and production fine art, design, theory.
we were invited by reserachers from different disciplines. theo cowley, donatella bernadi, jean-baptiste maitre and société réaliste were our tutors for one day. we had to bring some of our work and install a group exhibition in one big room. the challange was to put the work in a different context, outside of our academy, in a white cube. would it have the same impact like in the own studio? can I present my work everwhere? how can I present it to make the intention clear. after evaluating all this questions (and more) we observed that working with people from diffrent disciplines broaden one’s mind. learn from and with others.
the exhibition space
jean-baptiste maitre + leonid babiichouk
jean-baptiste naudy (société réaliste) + students
marie-claire krell talking about her ideas for her graduation
mitja devaud showing a short film via his camera
matandme is everywhere
after I played four in a row with christoph seyferth I become obsessed again. for everybody who has nobody around for a battle (for example a flatmate who not even commiserate with you) send the pattern below to some friends and just play!
here it’s called connect 4. but for me it’s still four in a row. I guess there are many exressions for the game.
there are also many online games. so I don’t need to bother my flatmate anymore. hehe
| donutgames |
easter is over. today is the last day. after couple days in exorbitance with food (I come from a hungry polish family) I tried to blow-dry a chocolate bunny.
the bunny takes a bow. it’s like that he wanna show that this years easter was a pleasure to him.
some other possibilities to kill a chocolate bunny:
| youtube – ironing, infrared lamp, blow-drying |
| youtube – cooking |