Long Night of the Museum a/k/a Die Lange Nacht der Muencher Museen is October 15, 2016

Don’t forget!   Munich Artists has an installation at Goethestr. 53.  We are showing the white masks created by Munich Artists for the My True Self Happening in July 2016.

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Here is a photo from the filming at the escalators at Odeonsplatz:

 

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Munich Artists involved with the My True Self Installation

 

The artists who created  masks and attended the event are:

  • Dorothea Grimme
  • Katrin Klug
  • Brigitte Hoppstock
  • Allun Turner
  • Gabriela Popp
  • Ines Seidel
  • Verena Friedrich (Marie is in the photo)
  • Christian Sylis
  • Angelica Zeller Michaelson
  • Emmy Horstkamp

(A few artists created masks but were unable to attend for the video shoot and two artists showed up who did not create masks but helped us wear masks.)

For LNDMM, The white masks are displayed as part of the “My True Self” Installation. I originally planned to pile the masks on the floor underneath the video screen but, now, I have them inside a case like this:

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I altered my original concept. This happens.  The space where I’m showing the piece does not have WIFI so my idea to have people share images on Instagram does not function.   I changed the concept so that the people look into a mirror and can snap a photo of themselves.  I have the masks on display next to the mirror. They are what a mirror absorbed.  I have a little blurb about the concept and will share that on my art page.

When the artists and I met in July, I took some great video but I will not use it tomorrow. I decided the video detracted from the two other pieces and I wanted people to enjoy looking at the masks and taking photos of themselves in the mirror.  I will use the video in another version of the My True Self installation which uses 3/4 mirrors instead of just two.

The present installation uses masks from the artists (You can see them holding their masks in the photo above.)  The artists will be getting their masks back after the event so this really cool piece above will only exist until tomorrow unless they let me keep it together.

I will share some images of the completed installation on our Instagram feed tomorrow.

If you walk by Goethestrasse 53 tomorrow  take a video or photo of the outside video display.  I created it and want it shared as much as possible.  If you share it on Instagram, please add  @munichartists so that I see it!

Note:

The Munich Artists involved in the My True Self project  did not know that the masks would be in the Long Night of the Museum as an Installation.  I did not have the acceptance email until after the event and I did not tell them that I submitted the idea to an open call for artwork because I don’t like to get people’s hopes up.  I feel artists have enough disappointment that I don’t want to add to the pile.

With that said, I hope that you will join us on Sunday at Einstein Kultur to build the card sculpture.  I will be video recording your work on the sculpture with a laptop cam to document the construction.   I have no clue what I will do with the video footage yet.  I may write a story about it or use it as a basis for a story that we can show at a later date but it is at this point, just documenting the construction of our card sculpture.

We  meet at Einstein Kultur from 1300 to 1800.   We get the keys at 1300 so building will start around 1330. At our 500 Artists events, I’m open to listening to ideas and meeting as many of you as possible.   You can ask artists like

At our 500 Artists events, I’m open to listening to ideas and meeting as many of you as possible. It is one of the few times that I’m hanging out at a party.

I remember the artists I meet at our events and when the opportunity arises to share their work or ask artists to collaborate I will first dig down into the Munich Artists trove to find what I need.

Admission to the happening on Sunday  is a deck of Munich Artists Playing Cards which, if you have not already bought a set, can be purchased at the entrance from Holger, my business partner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LNdMM – Muenchen October 15, 2016 & 500 Artists Play Cards October 16, 2016

Ready? Ready. Ready!  Yesterday we told you about Kunst in Sendling and today we are sharing information about the Long Night of the Museum and 500 Artists Play Cards.

First Event

On October 15, 2016 the 18th Langen Nacht der Muenchner Museen is happening in Munich. (This is a SATURDAY event.)

The 18th Langen Nacht der Muenchner Museen is a city wide event and we have been invited to show the My True Self installation at  the “Alles (ist) Offen”exhibition at Goethestrasse 53 -a designated event site during the evening of October 15, 2016 event. Der Internationale Beratungszentrum in der Goethestrasse 53 is an elegant old building which becomes Galerie 53 for one night. (Stop 91 Bus Stop Goethestrasse.)

The following Artists have been chosen to exhibit their work during the evening:

  • Martin Blumöhr
  • Jaime Gajardo
  • Kerstin Ullsperger
  • Julian Opitz
  • Wolfgang Sreter
  • Oliver Heiss
  • Sima Dehgani
  • Emmy Horstkamp & Munich Artists,
  • Helena Gagern & Maria Heinrich
  • Dennis Matrullo, Melanie Merz & Julia Pleuser
  • Dennis Gebauer
  • out of fabric
  • Vivien Cahusac de Caux
  • Costas Gianacacos
  • Christine Kamm

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Second Event

On October 16, 2016 500 Artists Play Cards at Einstein Kultur (This is a SUNDAY event.)

“500 Artists Play Cards” is happening at Einstein Kultur from 1300 to 1800.  We have all three cellar rooms and have the opportunity to share our creative energies and some of our artwork.

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Event Details:

  1. Ticket:

Option 1: Buy a deck of cards through our Kickstarter campaign.  The cards are your entrance into our 500 Artists Play cards event. (A deck of Munich Artists Party Playing Cards will be given to you at the event and you will be mailed a deck of deluxe cards to gift for christmas or to add to your collection.)

Option 2: Buy a deck of cards from me.   Email emmy@kyfio.com   You will not get any of the bonus gifts from our Kickstarter but you will have entrance into our event. I would love to have you there!

  1. Location: Einstein Kultur – Einstein Straße 42, 81675 München on October 16, 2016 from 1300 to 1800.
  2. Entertainment: If you want to present a story, a poem, installation theatre piece or play music, please email emmy@kyfio.com and I will add you to the schedule.
  3. Food and Drink: (exactly like 500 Artists Say Hello). Please bring something to drink and eat. We will have disposable glasses, plates and cups.
  4. Planning for 2017 Munich Artists Events:  Our 500 Artists events are the pool of artists we choose from first for our projects. It is where I went to first for our current Munich Stories project and where we picked the artists for this year’s Munich Artists Playing Cards.

You want to be in a Munich Artists project for 2017?  Then buy a deck of cards and come visit me on October 16, 2016 from 1300 to 1800.  What events are we planning for 2017?

Planned for 2017:

  • 500 Artists Draw Lines (January 2017)
  • 500 Artists Say Hello – 3 Dimensional Cubes (April 2017)
  • Munich Artists Look Book (April 2017) A4 Art pieces
  • 500 Artists Under Cover – Umbrella sculptures  – (July 2017 – Outdoors Rain or Shine. Make sure your umbrella stays functional.)
  • Munich Stories – A Fine Art Book Fair & Short Story – Flash Fiction Festival (October 2017)
  • Munich Artists Playing Cards 2017 – New Deck – New Artists  (Printing Scheduled for October 2017)

My True Self Installation Will be Presented at the Long Night of the Museum.

Munich Artists!  I had to wait, wait, wait and now I can finally tell you that our My True Self installation will be exhibited during the LNdM at Goethestrasse 53. (Münchner Flüchtlingsrat Goethestr. 53) which is an official location for the shuttle buses and an amazing location to display the My True Self installation.  This is our 3rd year exhibiting during the Long Night of the Museum and I want this installation to be amazing and fun and full of our creative energy.

What will be exhibited?   The video I’m creating of you and the white masks piled under the video and and a video wall of LNdM guests wearing either a white mask or a my true self mask.

NOTE FOR ARTISTS FOR the SUNDAY JULY 10, 2016 EVENT

  • Please bring your two masks.
    • 1 all white of your face
    • 1 mask that represents your true self.
    • Below is an example by Gabriela Popp.
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Masks by Gabriela Popp
  • Please wear all black or very dark blue solid colour clothing as I want people focusing on the mask not the outfit or your body.  NO PRINTS, NO WORDS, Just Solid dark blue or black colors.
  • Please block off 4 hours 900 to 1200 on Sunday July 10th.  Although we may take less time depending on how many times I send you up and down the escalator to capture shots.  The video will show a stream of people going down in a single file so depending on how many people we have I may have you go done a few times in different orders to capture the shots so I can make it look like a streaming line of people or the same person having to go down over and over again.
  • We meet at the odeonsplatz Window where we show our installations near the cash machine, in the underground on the side close to SF coffee.  If you have no clue where the installation window is text me +4915129111465 and I will go find you near the SF coffee.
  • If you want me to use your white mask under the installation, please write your name somewhere on the mask so I know who to give it back to after the October installation.
  • If you want people man handling your “My true self” mask at the Long Night of the museum, I will use it for the display otherwise I will be making masks for this purpose because after 8k people play with them, they may be worse for wear but it will be fun to see lots of people wearing the masks and taking photos so it is up to you if you want them using your art that way.

 

See you next week!

 

 

Long Night of the Museum @ Goethestrasse, Munich – 53 Dahoam is Dahoam is wo? Exhibition

If you were unable to make it to Goethestrasse 53 yesterday to see the “Dahoam is Dahoam is Wo?” exhibition, here are some images of the artwork presented.  It is always exciting to watch people interacting with the artwork and I love seeing Munich Artists in action.  Great job everyone. I hope to see more of your work during the coming year.

Made Your Bed

Emmy Horstkamp - Installation - Made Your Bed
Emmy Horstkamp – Installation – Made Your Bed

Below is the installation website.  On October 17th, the site will go live. The installation includes an audio/video component and an opportunity to share with me your story of a bed you made.   I look forward to sharing this art piece with you and hope you can visit me at the Long Night of the Museum.  Goethestrasse 53  Stop #17 on the bus route.   More information about the Long Night of the Museum can be found here.

Artist: Emmy Horstkamp

Installation – Made Your Bed

Metal, paper, Encaustic medium, Wood, Ink, Digital Prints, Video, website.

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Click here to visit the Installation Page – Installation begins on October 17, 2015.

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 Artists Projects – Long Night of the Museum Installation

The following artists are working on the Munich Artists installation which will be showcased at the  Büro des Münchner Flüchtlingsrates, Goethestr.53 Erdgeschoß.

Emmy Horstkamp

Florencia Chueke

Martin Stonard

Corinna Naumann

Malta Dinkela

Karin Vogl

The installation focuses on the connection and disconnection of asylum seekers representing the asylum seekers symbolically through video, augmented reality and sculptural art forms.

There will be six videos placed in an augmented reality images.  Each video will represent a country of an asylum seeker.  Each sculptural pieces will represent ideas associated with asylum seeking as interpreted by the above artists.  We are letting the visual artists pursue their ideas on 2 m lighted columns and we will share their artists statements online and in a brochure so that you can understand each sculptural piece and how it relates to the overall theme of the installation.

I’ve asked the artists to keep the artwork in column form but they are welcome to manipulate the light element, the height (must be a minimum of 2m), and the materials used for the column.

Only a small percentage of the population knows how to use augmented reality.  We are using this technology in the exhibition to show the struggles asylum seekers face learning new skills needed to integrate into German society.  Augmented reality also points to the need for specific tools to connect the asylum seekers to German society.

A WordPress site will house the images of the sculptures and the videos so visitors can see the different elements of the installation together online.    

The exhibition will be organised as a circle of columns that represent trees.  The outer five trees will represent German society towering and rooted.  The middle column will be shorter and have no roots.  It will be images/words whitewashed to represent a new start and will contain a Zoetrope showing a simple scene. The zoetrope will need to be hand spun to work.  You must pass through the other sculptures to reach it.

This zoetrope sculpture represent the asylum seeker who is sheltered by Germany but has not roots and no German story yet to tell/show.  All is within the Asylum seeker and one must look closely to see what is inside. The zoetrope is a simple scene representing one of the needs requested by valid asylum seekers in Germany.

We will continue posting information about the installation each week. Next week, I will share some images of the different elements of the installation.

Here is our page for the Long Night of the Museum Exhibition Connected- October 18th, 2014 (Lange Nacht der Museen October 18 2014) which will be posted under Munich Artists Projects.