Mai 2007
Osaka label night
Buss Kondukteur — the music project of a friend of mine — played at the Zentrale Randlage in Berlin. The show was part of the osaka label night with Hannu (Helsinki) and Hulk (Dublin). Those of you who know Apple computers recognize that Roy’s Macbook covered with stickers that let the Apple logo appear like a cross. And it’s a small world. Roy’s brother used to play in Gemma Hayes’ band of whom I am a huge fan (as you can see here).
Virtual Venture Competition launched
Virtual Venture Competion — a global business-building contest initiated by McKinsey & Company — launched today. This is a really huge worldwide Second Life project. I know who worked on it, but with respect to strict policies I am not allowed to tell you. But I know that most of the day in the last two months the designer shot pictures, designed the website, built 3D avatars and created icons and buttons. It must have been a really challenging job but a lot of fun at the same time. As far as I know, the responsible team at McKinsey was really great and very professional. I heard the designer giving special thanks to Dirk, Arne, Martin and Jan at McKinsey & Company. Now, go check the website and register for the competition. The deeper you get the more features of the website will be revealed… Spiegel Online is the exclusive media partner, so you will find updates there as well.
Elke Brauweiler live
Longtime friend Elke Brauweiler of the music project PAULA played at the Roter Salon in Berlin. She presented songs from her current french pop cover songs album “Twist A Saint Tropez”. I really liked the songs from the album and I was impressed how fresh and cool they sounded played live. If you want to listen to her songs which are perfect for summer time, go check her Website and her myspace page. There’s also a very interesting feature on arte TV which you can find here.
Gilbert & George at Tate Modern
I spent a couple of days in London last week and I had the chance to see the Gilbert & George exhibition at the Tate Modern. Bringing together a selection of pictures that spans their entire 40-year career, it is fitting that it is the largest retrospective of any artist to be held at Tate Modern.
‘Large’ also in aspects of their artworks. Most of them are huge mega-sized images with bright powerful colors. One thing I noticed is that when they started using computers in 2003, I didn’t like their art as much as their work in the 80s and 90s.