Katrin Vogl – Animated Gif

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Katrin Vogl is an artist studying at the academy in Munich.  We worked with Katrin for one of our Long Night of the Museum installation in 2014 where she created straight video art for the installation. Now, Katrin is venturing into digital manipulation.

Last week Katrin sent me an example of her current super short videos and I asked her to take the video and make an animated gif to share with you.

So here you go! Have a happy Tuesday staring at Katrin Vogl or hunting something black to capture for day 2 of our art challenge.  If you want to see more animated Gifs, let me know on Facebook.  I’m sure the digital artists in Munich have something in their archives their willing to share.

 

Monday Thoughts – Installation updates and Fair Use in Germany

Welcome Monday. I’m so glad you are here and that I don’t have to be wait for you anymore.  Here are some links and thoughts about art from the weekend and why I am saying fair use is an American fairytale based in no German reality.

  • Creating floor stickers takes twice as long as I estimated. In my project timeline for the long night of the museum, I reserved two days for the sticker creation but the process is taking four days. We will be printing the floor stickers today. They look great at 6 inches but will the artwork look great at 1.5 metres?
  • I don’t know what two sculptures look like for the installation. (No reference shots from the artists and no time to go check them.)  Should this drive me crazy?  The artists have set rules that the pieces must be 2 metres high, vertical and light fixtures but I’ve left it open how they created the piece so that it would reflect their style and whatever ideology/process they wanted to highlight. When I walked into the gallery space this morning, I found Katrin Vogl’s piece waiting to be transported to the exhibition space. Katrin’s sculpture fits perfectly with her focus on Afghanistan and is very different from and Malte Dinkela’s art piece or mine.  This is what I wanted and the reason we have a floor sticker to bring the art pieces together as an overall art idea hopefully reflecting what I wrote about the installation.


Here is a photo of Malte Dinkela’s sculpture which he posted on his blog

Malte Dinkela - Sculpture Long Night of the Museum
Malte Dinkela – Sculpture for Long Night of the Museum

For the installation, we have videos which will be available through augmented reality and on a screen in the space (In case people are unable to access the online version.) One of my videos focuses on Russia and I wanted to have it timed with the light in my sculpture so that the light moves with the music on the video. Because it is not part of the overall installation, I can’t play the music out loud but the lights will be moving to music you can’t hear unless you are standing next to me and I turn on the phone sound up loud enough for you to hear.

FAIR USE

  • Below is the initial music I wanted to use for the light dance. It is available on youtube for remix but because the performer did not email back and the composer has not been dead long enough, I decided it was safer to use a Billie Holiday song available through the Creative Commons for the online video.
  • Although the song by Paul Ben Haim is exactly what I wanted, I’m not interested in complicated licensing for this installation or dealing with a German artist who may not want their work remixed. The reality of being an artist in Germany is that fair use is not a feasible option like it is in America. In Germany you must pay or have explicit permission to use another artist’s work.
  • I watched the video below so that I could comment about it while discussing street artists. If you would like to talk about it, please watch the video and then meet me so we can discuss street art hype and what should still be considered street art.

https://dailymotion.com/video/xtua7w

Munich Project Updates

This Week’s Project Updates:

  • B/W artists book:

Last Saturday, Munich Artists started a project for an artist’s book focusing on black and white ink on paper.  The artists have now collected their supplies and are in the process of making their art pieces.  As the weeks go by, I will share more images of the artwork.

  • Long Night Of the Museum Connected Installation:

The centrepiece of our installation is a zoetrope which now has a physical form thanks to the Werkbox 3. I will be picking up the skeleton for the zoetrope today and will post an image next week of the finished piece.  Katrin Vogl is currently at the space working on her sculpture and our floor stickers will be printed next week.

If you want to take a peek at what we are doing, you are welcome to stop by and see.  We will be at Frauenstrasse 18 M-F from 830 until 1600 until October 16th.

  • Free Art Friday Munich 

Katrin Klug has been putting her small pieces out every friday.  Last week, Katrin left a piece of art in a cafe and it was snatched up! If you decide to participate in Free art Friday, please do not to put your art in a store or someplace difficult for people to reach.   If you do put outwork out for Free Art Friday, please let us know so we can write about it on the Free Art Friday Munich Facebook Page and on the Free Art Friday Munich Blog.  On new media, we share where each piece of art can be found and the artist’s name if they want to share it.

  • New Projects:
    • 1.  Artists book with Brigitte Pruchnow.  We have set down the parameters for the book and the project will begin in January 2015.  This is a unique project and may turn into a series.  The project will be open to all Munich/Bavarian artists but you cannot apply. each artist is picked by the artist before them. I will only be choosing artists if we end up getting stuck because an artist did not finish their art piece in the designated time.  If you are a Munich artist you may submit your name to the list of standby artists but I can’t promise that you will be picked. I will post the name of the artists as they complete their art piece and show on a map where they are located. This way you can see how the project is working its way around the city and how the artists decide who to pick as the next artist in the chain of artwork.
    • 2. Artists book/zine with Andreas Hirsch.  This project is starting in November 2014. It is open to illustrators and writers.  I must meet you before I will put you on the team.  We are looking for visual artists who love to think outside of the box, have their own illustrative style that is not Manga related and flows well with the other artists involved. For Writers, we are looking for writers interested in a magazine/zine/graphic novel and able to write flash fiction that translates well into English.  All the artists for this book series must want to work in a group, must be able to meet deadlines, and must be interested in long term group project.  We are looking for a group of like minded artists with a sense of humour so that the project stays fun and professional.  We want the first product from this group to leave the nest in March 2015.