Archive for April, 2009

“Introducing…” Art Salon Series :: Part 2 Sunday May 3 @ 19.30

April 29, 2009

“Introducing…”, is an art salon style evening where 2 artists, designers or just clever and active individuals introduce themselves via their creative activities. Each presenter determines the format for their presentation utilizing the beamer, computer slide projector and sound system here at Skizum Studios Berlin. MAP

The evening will start at 19.30 and run until 22.30 with a half hour break inbetween presentations. Entrance is free and there will be drinks available with smoking outside the studio only please. Part 2 of this series will be curated by John howland (Austrailia) and Abe Pazos (Spain):

John Howland’s artwork ranges across a number of disiplines, including traditional media, photography, digital media installation, public artwork, and most recently interactive digital projections.
John is currently exhibiting ‘Agony/Ecstasy’, a public artwork for the Melbourne City Council as part of their laneways commissions 2008 link1 link2, other recent artworks include: UCICU for EXPERIMENTA, ‘Sketches for the Probabilty of being, parts I to III’ at the Gertrude digital media festival 2008, and ‘98 percent water’ exhibited with hOur factory’s Unwrapped exhibition 2008.
John worked in Australia for the late Geoffrey Mance as a leading designer for 5 years and also for the subsequent Mance Designcreating custom luminaires for a broad range of Australian and international clients.
John offers a range of personalised design services including custom lighting design, and can also facilate the manufacturing ofyour work with such services as laser cutting file preparation, 3D modelling and visualisation, engineering, and photographic documentaion amongst others.

Abe Pazos is a creative software developer interested in technology, society, art and nature. Abe likes to experiment with ideas and media, and does not consider himself an artist. He will be presenting some of his ideas, objects, photography, video and music. Links to some of his creations can be found at his homepage http://hamoid.com/

Part 3 features myself, Scottie B, and is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 16. This event will also feature a Party in conjunction with our neighbors and take place in all 450qm of our combined spaces If you would like to present your work at future events, please contact us at skizum.berlin(at)gmail(dot)com

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“Introducing…” Art Salon Series :: Part 1 Sunday April 18 @ 19.30

April 18, 2009

“Introducing…”, is an art salon style evening where 2 artists, designers and clever individuals introduce themselves via their creative activities.  Each presenter determines the format for their presentation utilizing the beamer, computer slide projector and sound system here at Skizum Studios Berlin. MAP

The evening will start at 19.30 and run until 22.30 with a half hour break inbetween presentations.  Entrance is free and there will be drinks available with smoking outside the studio only please.  Part 1 of this series will be curated by Anna Maria O´Keeffe (Austrailia) and Desmond Shortt (Irerland):

Anna-Maria Okeeffe’s most current work is focused primarily on sculpture as meduim, through which a number of recurrent themes are explored, particularly the landscape panorama. These physical renditions of environments have ranged in size from miniature through to room sized installations at 1:1 scale. Images of some of these works and accompanying texts can be found at the following links:
http://www.blindside.org.au/editions/debut.shtml
http://www.westspace.org.au/discursive/essay-on-arterial-embolism.html
http://www.westspace.org.au/discursive/essay-on-arterial-embolism.html
http://www.lindenarts.org/show/2008/0314/index.php

Desmond Shortt is an Irish painter, “An enthusiastic exponent of contemporary Rococo and Baroque”.  He joins Skizum after a six month tour of India where he began his music studies.

“His paintings are fantasy extravaganzas – preposterously camp pictorial inventions. They feature an eclectic cast of characters, including anthropomorphic, Disney-like cartoonish animals, fairy tale princes and princelings and wildly pneumatic, shapely nudes. “

http://www.artvitae.com/artist_portfolio.asp?aist_id=134
http://thewhiteroom.co.nz/_mgxroot/page_10772.html
http://sprawldesmond.blogspot.com/
http://desmondshortt.nobullart.com

Part 2 of the series is scheduled for Sunday May 3, featuring John Howland (Austrailia) and Ve Magni (America)

Part 3 features myself, Scottie B,  and is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 16.  This event will also feature a Party in conjunction with our neighbors and take place in all 450qm of our combined spaces

If you would like to present your work at future events, please contact us at skizum.berlin(at)gmail(dot)com