scope #31 – april 10th

posted on April 2nd, 2014 / 0 comments / permalink

We are happy about our last session at B-Seite Festival Mannheim, where we got hosted in an amazing venue, club cinema style. Thanks so much again!

Still we are running a bit late to announce our upcoming, already 31st session!!!
This time we are back at the lovely riverside of Panke and will present you:


Guruguru Kun – VJ Chuuu

Chuuu is a painter, vj and live performer. He grew up in Kyoto, Japan, and graduated at the Kyoto Seika University, that is well known for its faculties for manga and anime. After moving to Berlin he got involved in more action based art practices. As a VJ he got famous for his elaborate visual animations turning on the vinyl player, telling handdrawn stories. In fact a very traditional way and once pioneering discovery for moving images – so called Phenakistoscope.

Chuuu recently works on the intersection of noise music and live drawings.
In his talk, we will give some close-ups to art practices.
Follow him on his blog:


Mahir Duman

Mahir Duman is a visual artist born in Ordu, Turkey. He studied in Istanbul and lives and works in Berlin since 2011. As a VJ, Mahir is doing interactive live performances and installations for clubs, special events and art galleries. He works with video, short film, music clips and lots of different media sets, mixed and synchronized with sound and the rhythm of action. He describes his imagery as unrealistic and surreal, that question human perception and the interplay between subjects.
Mahir Dunam



In May 2010 “trashpuzzle” was born. Their aim was to entertain people on a party by performing a handmade live-collage, that was projected on a wall. They used an old technology – episcope and a little transport band to let the pictures move automatically. The effect was fantastic. The dancefloor turned into a colorful carpet made of our pictures. People were fascinated with their spontaneous creations. Some even joined their session.

During three years Trashpuzzle developed. New people joined the group, equipment has evolved and they gave dozens of shows in clubs around Berlin and other cities. Antique episcope has been replaced by beamer. The transport band is filmed by a live mix of two cameras that are hidden in a black box. And the group expanded to five members, who are pushing the idea forward and have a lot of fun.


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scope #30 – march 20th @ b-seite mannheim

posted on March 17th, 2014 / 0 comments / permalink

This month we are taking a break from our usual routine and are hosting scope session at Cinema Quadrat in Mannheim as part of the B-Seite visual arts festival.

So please note we will NOT have an event at Panke in Berlin this month. Normal scope sessions will resume in April.

Program starting 7pm sharp:

Martin Meyer – sinsynplus

Martin Mayer is a visual artist and VJ based in Munich, working under the alias sinsynplus since 2001. He studied media art at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and is co-founder of the multimedia art duo mayer+empl. In this multimedia art duo Martin Mayer and Quirin Empl are specialized in interior and exterior 3D video mapping – an art form that uses architecture, shape and conditions of the room to project moving images, light or graphics on abstract surfaces, and thus creating entirely new atmospheric spaces.

After his talk, Martin will immediately change spaces and head back to zeitraum.exit to prepare his performance project , that will be performed at 10pm! Will will join them after our session!


ë – anya orel and e

Anya Orel raised and lived in Moscow, before she probably moves to Berlin. She is painting every day since she was kid, doing streetart since 2011.
E aka Torsten Höhle is a native Berliner – kindergarten ost, punk, postpunk, graffiti, graphics, upcycling art, techno. With his collective E-Gruppe, founded 1995, they are indefatigably activ in vjing and visual installations since 2002.


Agnieszka “Bronka” Bronowska – Mixing art and science – enthalpy, entropy, visual narration, and dance

Life sciences and visual arts can fuel each other and be – one for another one – the sources of inspiration. Good visualization is pivotal for biological and chemical sciences – to illustrate the key concepts, to transmit information, and to bring new ideas along.
Some concepts, like macromolecular flexibility, protein ensembles, or enthapy- entropy compensation, which are often difficult to explain, can be portrayed by dance and video art in a form that is readily accessible to non-scientists. This is of a crucial importance for explaining the concepts to children or otherwise popularising life sciences. ! This also goes the other way round. Science itself can be the source of inspiration for the art. Protein dynamics and ligand-protein interactions can serve as a canvas for story-telling, and the concept of periodic boundary conditions (PBC) used in molecular simulations can be exploited as a parallel to the concept of social roles, etc etc. Last but not least, structural biology, structure-based molecular design, and molecular modelling use tools which can also be used by visual artists for other purposes.
In my talk I will briefly introduce the concepts, data sources, and tools, which can be used by visual artists in their work. I will focus on the need for motion graphics, especially in depicting the phenomena which involve dynamic components hence the entropic terms (e.g. drug-receptor interactions, rational drug design). Finally, I will ask for ideas and feedback from the audience about the future directions in visualising the dynamic and multi-scale data.


Location: CINEMA QUADRAT, Collini-Straße 5, 68161 Mannheim.

scope #29 – february 13

posted on February 3rd, 2014 / 1 comment / permalink

FELD studio for digital crafts (20:00) a young design studio founded by a group of Berlin based designers who share a common language of digital thinking in their work process.

The talk will be about the role of custom software and manufacturing techniques as part of the design and prototyping process in our daily work and thinking.
We will present some of our recent projects and discuss the processes and technologies behind them.

Valentina Ferrandes (21:00)

Valentina Ferrandes is an italian artist living in Berlin. Her video and sound pieces explore possible connections between micro-narratives, landscapes and urban geography.

Valentina will present her project “Berg“, an exploration of Teufelsberg Listening Station comprising a video and a GPS triggered soundscape for iPhone and iPad.

Andrea Familari aka. Fax (22:00)

Italian artist, born in 1987, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. His works encompass from Vjiing, Audio/Visual Interactions, Mapping, Interactive installations to Scenic-design and investigate mostly on the decomposition of micro/macro cosmos.

Drøp is an electronic music project born in Berlin in 2010 by Giuseppe Bifulcosound designer and engineer. It focuses on sounds investigation and experimentation, not that much in an aesthetic meaning, rather than in a perceptual and sensorial one, considering the sound as a bundle of informations that deal with psycho-acoustic and music therapy.

Transmediale Vorspiel – Scope AV Performances – 25th of January 2014

posted on January 14th, 2014 / 2 comments / permalink

Please join us on Saturday 25th for another special evening of audio-visual performances as part of the Transmediale Vorspiel. We have a line-up of outstanding visual artist, musicians and DJ’s.

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Nitzsche & Hummel. A young artist collective in a multi-disciplinary experiment… live performed electronic music, contemporary dance and hand-made projections go together on a journey of discovery.
Maybe the shadow-machines fight the dancers again and the band plays a techno track.
Or a couple is carried into a green sunset by a cinematic string section.
The interplay of music, motion and visuals forms surreal worlds and surprises with new perspectives.


Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf & Suckmafinger invite you to the premiere of their joint program called New Nature. This will also be the live debut of Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf. The artists, while trying to answer a question How will the future sound?, have been listening to Einstuerzende Neubauten and grime, while taking a conceptual look at the hyper-real sound of Hollywood movies and videogames. Taking in mind the ideas of New Aesthetics and Next Nature, they are preparing their listener (and viewer) to the unavoidable merge of virtual and real words.


Tarik Barri feat. Lea Fabrikant (NL/LV) – Versum

Tarik Barri is a traveller in audiovisual space. He created a synaesthetic universe where you listen to the light and watch the sound. In his live performances, he takes the audience on a mind-bending journey through ever-evolving constellations of beating, singing and dancing stars, shapes and patterns – making music literally ‘on the fly’ while freely navigating and exploring his own three-dimensional creations. His journey at Transmediale Vorspiel will feature live vocals and visuals from performer Lea Fabrikant. In addition to his solo work, Tarik also works as a purely visual artist, collaborating with musicians such as Atoms For Peace, Nicolas Jaar or Monolake for their live shows. His audiovisual debut album will be released later this year.


Pussykrew (Tikul and Jendrek aka mi$ gogo) is Berlin based multimedia-artist-duo, exploring areas of live audio-visual performance / video installations / DIY electronics. Started in 2004 with hacked vhs players, now using both ‘traditional’ and custom made tools and patches, Pussykrew is creating gender-bending visual journeys, filtered through carnal data mesh, liquid apocalyptic dysphoria and some 3d fantasy shuffle. They merge the erotic and the ethereal of sterile cinematic poetry, mixing maximalist sensations of glitch with minimalist destructiveness. Pussykrew had a pleasure to work with : Leila (Warp Records), HTRK ( Work tour 2011, Ghostly International ), Raime ( Blackest Ever Black ), Oni Ayhun amongst others and presented their works on many events around the globe.


scope #28 – december 12th

posted on December 7th, 2013 / 0 comments / permalink

Julien Bach (Atelier Äuglein) (20:00)

« Video mapping Jam »

Julien Bach is a “3d generalist” freelancer working for many different kind of agencies : Architecture, motion-graphics, advertisement, projections for festivals…
Also in charge of a small co-working space, Atelier Äuglein, hosting nine coworkers, focusing on visual arts.

Julien will present a selection of his past work, mostly video mapping,
and also introduce a community event he will start in January : A video mapping jam evening, happening once every two months in my Atelier.


StratoFyzika (21:00)

« Writing movement in interactive mediated spaces»

StratoFyzika is a collective creating movement-based interactive audiovisual performances. They are three artists of various backgrounds; each representing one “stratum” of perception: audio, visual and movement. We use the laws of physics (Fyzika) as a metaphorical way of explaining material states from the realms of imagination, emotions and spirit.

In this talk StratoFyzika will speak about their experience in experimenting with audio-visual-movement performances and recent collaborations with other artists. The use of sensors and wearable technologies, mapping the parameters of human movement to those possible in the world of sound and projection, as well as the use of physical and digital shadows together to visually represent the unconscious vibration of the ego in time.