GIF. ME. BERLIN. – The Animated GIF Exhibition


It has somehow become a little bit of a tradition for us to do an event for the Christmas. This year we have a very special gif(t) for our readers: A big group exhibition of animated GIFs titled GIF. ME. BERLIN.

Animated GIFs have turned into quite a movement on blogs and tumblrs all over the internet this year. With our animated party photos we also had a lot of fun with this old and dusty image format that was developed in 1987 as the first digital file format for color images.

On December 14th we are taking the animated GIF out of the internet and put it into a live exhibition at the .HBC Kino. We asked 11 talented Berlin-based photographers and artists to show us and our collaborating media partner smart urban stage their vision of the future in the form of an animated GIF. The results are as diverse and impressive as the artists themselves.

At the event we will not only show you the artwork, but we will also pamper you with drinks by Absolut Vodka, our famous delicious cupcakes and fingerfood and music by DJs Eliza Foxxx and Hara Katsiki. And as a special treat we will give you the chance to turn into an amazing GIF yourself in the GIF Photo Box. A little preview of the exhibition, the full line-up of photographers and artists, and all the details after the jump.

by Raphaela Anouk

by Hara Katsiki

We will also exhibit the world’s first mechanical Animated GIF Player by Berlin-based designer Pierterjan Grandry from crap = good. Also the Berlin-based GIF iPhone App Loopcam will celebrate the release of their new version by running a GIF Photobox at the event so you can get your instant animated GIF!



A Photographic Exhibition of Animated GIFs

by Raphaela Anouk, Crystal Mafia, Arne GrugelKatja Hentschel, iHeartBerlin, Malte JägerHara Katsiki, Florian Kolmer, Clemens PoloczekOliver Rath, Voin de Voin, Carolin Weinkopf

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Wednesday, December 14th 2011

19h Vernissage followed by After Party

with drinks by Absolut Vodka, music by Eliza Foxxx (Flux FM, Street Pashion), Hara Katsiki and Kolmer, delicious cupcakes and finger food, GIF photo box by Loopcam and much more Christmas fun!

.HBC Kino + Pink Room

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9

10117 Berlin


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Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of iHeartBerlin. He takes photos, makes videos, and writes texts mostly about what's going on in Berlin. His vision and interests have shaped iHeartBerlin since its conception back in 2007 - and he hopes to continue bringing you the best of Berlin for many years to come.