Works at the Kyoto Art Center
Oct 14 2010 | Media Art
SN was also introduced at the Kyoto Art Center this September.
13th Japan Media Arts Festival
Jan 17 2010 | Media Art
Award of distinction in the art division 'Visual Image' at the Japan Media Arts Festival.
Art Basel Miami + MADATAC Madrid
Dec 3 2009 | Media Art
SOUND NOMADS presented at the most important art show in the United States.
Off the Strip: Exhibition, Las Vegas
Mar 25 2009 | Media Art
Off the Strip: Two Weeks of Performance and Video Art.
New Service: Calls and Opps
Dec 8 2008 | Research
Finally, my work on this small mashup is fairly complete.
A small selection of my daily diary notes from the first five weeks at the JT Highlands Artist Residency is now available for download. The JT Diaries read by the program's curators Jim Berg and Frederick Fulmer in their kitchen made their first appearances as an installation at the JTHAR exhibition in August. A limited edition of the whole diary in form of an audio book is set to be released in November.
This high desert environment had a great impact on me and I expect influences showing up in my works for years. It was also an incredibly productive time and it was an honor to be invited to extend the residency - not far away at the Rieman's guest house - for another six weeks. Now back in Los Angeles more details about the body of work in JT will be presented over time and some of the works are still ongoing.
I'm very proud of each of my sponsor partners and continuos relations with them. It's important to say that partnerships are only established with some companies producing very unique or high class products I'm absolutely convinced of their quality and value for my artistic processes and demanding productions. They are all carefully hand selected. Now it's time to announce some new partnerships.
A partnership with MaxBotix originally reaches back to 2006 and I'm excited that it has been renewed in June now and extended to use many more of their sensors and modules in upcoming works.
I also welcome Electrotap as a new sponsor. Their high-speed interface 'Teabox' f.i. has already been an integral part in some of the SOUND NOMADS performances in Israel before.
Last but not least I'm happy to have iWorkCase on board. Their riggid solutions for laptop use in extremes like the desert will be unvaluable. Their workstations are in use by many leading photographers, studios, and movie productions worldwide.
Finally, thanks for some support from Sekonic and MAC Group.
And a very special thanks goes to all people who supported the current artist residency on Kickstarter.
I was awarded an artist residency at Joshua Tree in California for July-August 2012. Today is day 4. This represents an exceptional opportunity to work in this high desert environment which is for me incomparable to anything else and a truly unique source of inspiration. During the residency interdisciplinary studies/experiments and a new series of site-specific works will arise.
New fairly large photography series have been pre-released.
Pop Licorice was shot in five different locations earlier this year. Mulholland (yes, indeed shot on Mulholland Drive this month) is a road trip with a stranger. A getaway with soap, romance, melancholia, and craziness.
Brian and Molly is partly inspired by Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, and Fitzcarraldo. An expedition with a certain mixture of madness and insanity but also sensuality and romance at the same time.
In the framework of 'Hidden & Forbidden Identities' SOUND NOMADS works will be on display at multiple venues in Venice/Italy during the Biennale 2012. The exhibition will take place from February 11 to March 10, screenings February 11-21.
Among the venues are Palazzo Albrizzi/Cannaregio, Procuratie Court Yards/San Marco, Giardini Greenhouse/Castello, Parish Church San Giovanni Battista in Bragora/Castello, Venezia Terminal Passeggeri/Stazione Marittima/Dorsoduro, Residence I.R.E Zitelle.
A new personal section of self-interviews is up and running and will extend over time with self-reflections.
A small matching photo series is available as well: LA Night. It reflects my initial feelings when I moved to Los Angeles earlier this year. It seems you know everything already from the movies, but at the second sight you discover it's real.
Some new photo series can be found in the following sections:
Conceptual: White Dots: Gray, Silver. Editorial: Bombay Beach, Dunes, Heat and Dust, Orange Maze.
Gorgeous locations have been discovered once again and as you can see even at this time of the year it's still warm in some places of Southern California ...
It's time to proudly announce the launch of this totally redesigned website gerger.com. A very ambitious rethinking and development of a clean and very reduced design. Content and structure are further refined and backed by the greatly enhanced, self developed o0oo System V6. This content management system has tons of new innovations on board, greatly enhanced speed, and moved into the cloud (AWS). More about the tight Flickr and Lightroom integration and some groundbreaking workflows in a future blog entry. At the same time the research area is moving to a new home with another upcoming launch of the studio's LA K50 website.
As much as I love design, it still turned out to disrupt artistic works and content on this site again and again. It's a balancing act between silence, aesthetics, expressions, emotions, statements, character, and beauty. I think, for the first time i really nailed my own hopes and expectations with a relaunch of this portfolio and platform. Only time will tell, but surprisingly I'm contented and not so restless which is quite unique.
I'm very excited to unwrap a new sponsor partnership with X-Rite. It's important to say that partnerships are only established with companies producing or offering very high class products/services I'm absolutely convinced of their quality and value for demanding productions.
You really can't go better than X-Rite if it comes to professional color control. X-Rite, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, is the global leader in color science and technology. Besides its use in photo productions, an i1Photo/Publish Pro will be also used in a new project in a pretty uncommon way.
A huge number of works of the last years are now available to the public for the first time.
These unseen photo works are all part of larger series and can be seen in four different categories in the photography section of this website.
It's about series, stories, characters, and moments in between.
'The process or period of changing from one state or condition to another ...'
Website updates have become less frequent as the last year has been emotional yet very productive.
I relocated from Berlin to Los Angeles at the beginning of 2011. Several side projects and international collaborations arose behind the scenes, tons of important platform migrations and decisions have been made. On the whole, my work is still getting more personal and sensitive. Emotions drive me to very specific aesthetics, new ways of thinking ... colors are about to fade away, other details arise.
New ambitious works are currently in development and will be ready to be published bit by bit over the coming months. The new photography portfolio is making progress, too.
Finally, it will be a pleasure to announce new sponsor partnerships with some of the biggest names in business soon ...
The jury committee of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival has recommended SOUND NOMADS as excellent work in the art division 'Visual Image'.
The Festival and exhibition is held from Feb 3 to Feb 14 2010 at The National Art Center, Tokyo. The NACT is one of the largest art exhibition facilities in Japan.
Visions in New York City will be presenting SOUND NOMADS at Art Basel Miami Beach from Dec 3-6 2009. Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.
SOUND NOMADS as part of So Fresh! will also be shown at Art-Kino Croatia of Rijeka in Croatia Dec 7-13 2009.
The work 'Black Balloons' has been selected for competition at the international section of MADATAC, Madrid Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts. Screenings taking place at the Academia De Cine in Madrid Dec 10-12 2009.
Pantheon Xperimental Film/Animation Festival, Nicosia/Cyprus. Nov 27-28 2009
So Fresh!, Stazione Rogers, Trieste/Italy. Nov 17-29 2009
Borders+Segments, International ArtExpo, Baia Mare/Romania. Nov 13-14 2009
Visions in New York City, New York/USA. Nov 2-13 2009
Visionaria 18, Intl. Toscana Video Festival, Piombino/Italy. Oct 24-31 2009
So Fresh!, Gradisca d'Isonzo/Italy. Oct 10 2009
Electrofringe 09, Electronic Arts, Newcastle/Australia. Oct 1-5 2009
Split Film Festival, Split/Croatia. Sep 12-19 2009
So Fresh!, Galleria Comunale, Monfalcone/Italy. Sep 4-6 2009
BuSho Film Festival, Budapest/Hungary. Sep 1-6 2009
People's Choice Award: 'So Fresh!' / Ger Ger
One of the works finished in Tel Aviv earlier this year was part of VIDEOKILLS International Video Arts Festival 2009 (V:InVAF) in Berlin last week (Aug 26 - 30 2009). Amazing location: Stattbad.
The following exhibits have been extended: The highly successful show at LACDA has been extend to be open on Thursday September 10 for the upcoming LA Downtown ArtWalk. FILE 2009 in São Paulo has been extended to Sep 20. The Factory Exhibition at MoBY in Israel runs until Oct 10 2009.