01 Aug 2012

Little Break

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Due to an acute lack of time The Sonic Blog takes a break. After five years of regular blogging a pause to think is a good thing as well.

Many thanks to my readers and see you soon!

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08 Jun 2012

Friday Quote: Charles Sheeler

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“Isn’t it amazing how photography has advanced without improving?”

Charles Sheeler, 1883-1965

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06 Jun 2012

Nina Gschlößl – Ihmezentrum

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Nina Gschlößl - Ihmezentrum

Nina Gschlößl’s work “Ihmezentrum” shows people and architecture of the controversial shopping center in Hanover.

Nina Gschlößl studies photography at the Folkwang University Essen. Currently the work “Las 9 de Julio” by Nina Gschlößl and Lucia Tollens is on display in Essen, which was created during a semester abroad in Argentina.

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05 Jun 2012

Martin Kollar @ BerlinSummerWorkshops

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Martin Kollar @ BerlinSummerWorkshops

As part of the BerlinSummerWorkshops the photographer Martin Kollar offers from 16th to 21th July 2012 the workshop “Any Moment Can Be Something” in Berlin. Applications until 19th June.

Martin Kollar studied at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava. He has been working as a freelance photographer and cinematographer. Not without humour and originating from a country with a strong photographic tradition, he has chosen the still image to uniquely document a nation changing from socialism to capitalism and the nationalist concerns rooted in this transformation.

In his workshop “Any Moment Can Be Something” Martin deals with photography as representations of the world by making images of life as it is. Photography is a matter of seeing.

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25 May 2012

Friday Quote: Josef Albers

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When I paint
I think and see
first and most – color
but color as motion

Color not only accompanying
form of lateral extension
and after being moved
remaining arrested

But of perpetual inner movement
as aggression – to and from the spectator
besides interaction an interdependence
with shape and hue and light

Color in a direct and frontal focus
and when closely felt
as a breathing and pulsating
– from within

Josef Albers, 1888-1976

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14 May 2012

Alexander Ziegler – Beleidigte Landschaften

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Alexander Ziegler - Beleidigte Landschaften

Alexander Ziegler’s “Beleidigte Landschaften” (insulted landscapes) collect once more the absurdities of everyday urban life.

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11 May 2012

Friday Quote: Frank O’Hara

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It’s my lunch hour, so I go
for a walk among the hum-colored
cabs. First, down the sidewalk
where laborers feed their dirty
glistening torsos sandwiches
and Coca-Cola, with yellow helmets
on. They protect them from falling
bricks, I guess. Then onto the
avenue where skirts are flipping
above heels and blow up over
grates. The sun is hot, but the
cabs stir up the air. I look
at bargains in wristwatches. There
are cats playing in sawdust.

On
to Times Square, where the sign
blows smoke over my head, and higher
the waterfall pours lightly. A
Negro stands in a doorway with a
toothpick, languorously agitating
A blonde chorus girl clicks: he
smiles and rubs his chin. Everything
suddenly honks: it is 12:40 of
a Thursday.

Frank O’Hara 1926–1966

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10 May 2012

Alexandra Serrano – Between Finger and Thumb

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Alexandra Serrano - Between Finger and Thumb

Between a finger and a thumb lies the corner of our world, the intimate space of our being.
The distance with which we measure the substance of our past. Years of entanglement made up of scattered oddments and embellished anecdotes. Tales of broken threads which we desperately hold on to, for they are our only support, the strings on which we hang, our safety net.
In the mist of our fragmented childhood, home becomes the only thing that binds it together, a common ground to which we may anchor our fleeting souvenirs. – Alexandra Serrano

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07 May 2012

Matt Wilson – This Place Called Home

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Matt Wilson - This Place Called Home

Matt Wilson’s current body of work is part of an ongoing project, based upon a collection of transient observations, the landscapes of everyday life and the people that call those landscapes home. (…) A subtle, visually rich character study of what makes us who we are and the places we all inhabit and journey to, a chance to observe those looking outward whilst reflectively an opportunity to gaze inward.”

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