It was one of the most talked about contributions for our GIF.ME.BERLIN. exhibition from 2011: Moving Forward – Looking Backward, a series of animated GIFs by visual artist Hara Katsiki. This weekend we have revived the series of intricate animated digital paintings on vintage photographs that has been expanded with 2 new pieces to be part of a group exhibition at the new nightlife-meets-art-hub POP. For the grand opening of the new art-themed nightclub this Saturday we have installed our collection of old TV sets once more to screen Hara’s amazing artwork. More after the jump.
Here comes a lovely little video our friends over at FashionDaily.tv (formerly BerlinFashion.tv) shot at our GIF. ME. BERLIN. opening event including some interviews with our photographers. Have a look after the jump!
I can’t tell you how happy I am how the whole GIF. ME. BERLIN. exhibition project has been going so far. So many people came to the opening on Wednesday at HBC and the responses to our little installation was really great. On the next day the online exhibition went live in our virtual gallery and at the smart urban stage magazine and I think our GIFs really look amazing together.
At the night of the exhibition there was one feeling that was quite strong for me (apart from the relief that we have made it all happen): Gratitude! I’m so grateful for all the help and support I got for this project. So I would like to use this opportunity to thank everyone.
First of all a big thank you to the smart urban stage magazine who made it at all possible for this to be a live event. Secondly the .HBC, especially Nico, who was once again an awesome host and supporter of my idea. Then I would like to thank all of the 12 photographers, artists and designers who submitted amazing GIFs! And my dear exhibition team Lia, Claudio and Nathan, you were great! And also our helpers Archer, Jesus, Filipe, Dina and Christophe. My sister Susanne for her awesome cupcakes and finger food. Absolut for their delicious flavoured vodka. Crap = Good for bringing their mechanical GIF Player and Loopcam for hosting our GIF Photobox (the results you can see here). And last but not least all of you people who came to the opening, checked out the online exhibition and wrote about it in your publications. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The photos and animations of the opening after the jump on 3 pages…