While Teresa goes to Austria we (Luks and tOmi and Alvi and Marco and Curt) build a house for her!
This winter is summer, we can work each day from the morning till the last sun ray outside. Its nice to give a house to somebody.
Together with our dear internettle-friend Ian Campbell we create SYNCTANC, a hard-soft- and fuzzyware-lab to fill in our upcomming ideas while we are playing in SPANADA. We invent a better toolworld.
In may Teresa and tOmi meet in Neuchatel, where we work again with Pipi and her crew. Pipi flies around Europe like its a huge city: goodnight Geneva, good morning Berlin, good evening for dinner in Neuchâtel! Again we are deeply impressed by our little big sister Superpips.
This time we do wall-systems to visualize scetches and first projects which will be realized at EXPO01 (Pipi Lotti changed the name from EXPO2001 to EXPO01).Pin-wall-technics. We get invited to do a Cuisine web-site.
Teresa comes with Martina, a young designer from Bregenz, who we met a year ago. Martina will assist us the next months. In exchange we give her all we know about the web -> martina wants to be a web-designer (on the other side shes involved in a huge bar-project). After working 10 days in Neuchâtel we drive back home with Martina in her car.
We do some webjobs (like for KAUFMANN, the firm who sponsored NAVE's structure) and start to do sketches for TIMEcloud I and II. When Teresa and tOmi sit together one long, winefine night, they get the idea for TIMEclouds body: a huge cocoon. Like the lamp over our table; one of these cheap chinese paper lamps, held together with fine wooden strips.
We get invited by the swiss artist Claude Garcon to share his CARGO CultTV - project. Claude the legendary ball-collector! Claude owns a bar (CARGO Bar) in Basilea, where he shows TV-documentaries from artist friends, which are travelling or living all around the world. Luks starts to work on it:short videos, only camera cuts, reflecting parts of Casqueiros life and progress. Luks videos, like the installation of the SCHLAFHAUS gets shown to the people of the CARGO Bar.
We do a lot of drawings and finally some models for TIMEcloud.
Alvaro shows us an interesting factory in Gijon, which produces kites, we find there all we need to make the shapes.
Together with marCo Koeppel we decide on the materials:
extremely thin, half transparent plastic for TIMEclouds skin, (as used in supermarkets to hold tomatoes..) and fiberglass rings for its structure.
Strange how an organic, animalian thing made out of hightech materials can look!
Were we all made hightech before we became animals?
Teresa finds a firm in Bilbao which produces the fiberglass we need. They are extremely nice open people who help us a lot. "We like new art," they say.
Teresa and tOmi travel in May to Neuchâtel. Luks stays in Casqueiro, looking after the house, the guests, the animals, the plants, CulTV ...
Martina is so much in love with the guy who runs the "huge bar project", that she leaves us in a hurry by plane... we can use her car to travel. We pass by Bilbao to pick up the fiberglass sticks. thats all? we thought of a big bunch, but it's just a little bunch, no, no that can't be, thats all? the whole timefish? We are stupid, and doubt. Through France on "the old truckroute". The hotel-chief from the James-Bond-hotel (with a bath in a glasscube the middle of the room) recommended it. And he was right: nice route!
U! "What was that?" Teresa says. It looked like our sleep-egg, stop! We drive back: its a spacey grill- house in the shape of a biconcave lense.
We remember that Claudius Baumann sent us photos of this lense-building after visiting NAVE.
We meet Martin Roth in the Direcion Artistique from the EXPO01 in Neuchatel.
This last month we had a good mailwire with Martin. Sometimes it really seems to be destiny what life is webbing. Allfred (Pipis ex-second tongue--> see Freds Cosmic texts (german) briefs us:
we shall do a virtual press conference tool for EXPO's next public info step -> concept, structure, design, programming. Great! We present our ideas to the whole chiefcrew 10 days later and get green light (light green..) to realize them. In the end no relevant feature shows up, it just gets a successfull infosite -->http://www.expo-pk.ch.
We work the first time with Kohli and Dill. Works fine! They are friends of Martin. Zürich seems newer somehow, wider.
But now we have to go to Biella to install TIMEcloud I ! We stop in Widnau, Switzerland, where we meet marCo. We buy a digital camera.
A friend of marCo works in a icehockey hall! Thats our man! He lets us build TIMEcloud there the first time. In CITTADELLARTE we won't have space to put the whole plastic surface, so we wanna prepare it like a tent system.
At four in the morning the floor seems to leave us forever: we will never be able to bring this wabbleshit into the form we want! 10 minutes later (we all lost respect for the material, because we think it never will work) TIMEcloud almost stands up by itself! WONDERFUL!
We don't have words for it.
With trust and lust we leave to Biella the next day. Martin Gepp from NOVARON comes with us. He drives us and TC's material to CITTADELLARTE where in 8 days the SIMPOSIO "IL ARTE AL CENTRO"will start. Michelangelo and Maria, the people from STALKER TEATRO and a lot more worked so hard in CITTADELLARTE! So many spaces got renovated since we were here the last time! Martin G. leaves the next morning. He will also pick us up when we will go back to Bregenz, where we open
TcII, the 23rd of July. Ciao amigo Mahdiiin.. .
Two weeks living and working in CITTADELLARTE is like a dream; a long busy night.
TcI works well and provokes Michelangelo and our decision to do a web-space for PROGETTO ARTE together. Later. Bye bye M and M and all you new faces and humours. Do you want to know when PROGETTO ARTE will be online?
Now we go to Bregenz! Another summer with the KUB around, behind and in front of us. How strange that so many people say this building gives to the arts a whole space - its so dominant!
A lot of work till TcII is running, mostly for Malex, who fights with long cgi-scripts and lousy computer- systems we get "sponsored". But in the end the start, TcII runs better than we hoped! Ian Campbell again holds the record in sending files, like last year during NAVE. Ian is the best webartist we know!
We think about a physical SWAPSPACE. A space which overswaps because of influence. Swapstruction.
Teresa gets asked if she wants to do a concept for a women's-wineshop. She asks Evi Rüscher if she's interested in working together on it.
They present a concept for DIEWEIN.
We meet Roland and Rita Jörg. Roland invites us to visit Bludenz' new Arthouse, the REMISE. We like the space.
It has a clear in- and out-side. we want to work with this clear situation. this idea started to dive..
We meet marCo end of July to talk about possibilities to cover the SCHLAFHAUS. We think of what we heard of GORE's products, "textiles for architecture". We call them, we meet them next day in München,
(on the ISPO - are the snow- and skatboarders
the real yuppies?)
we propose a sponsership deal...we will see.
We kiss Bregenz byebye, all of you - hasta siempre. TcII spit well. We see us.
Lets drive through many miles.
No highways, no rush.
What was that?
Teresa starts a tunnel-image-collection. The new digi-cam has a completly different way of "showing light" than an analog camera. This images seem closer to reality. You wanna see them?
Back in C - We do a little web-job for KFN products. How good to have this work too! The pure-commercial jobs always give us practice listening. To the client, his product, his wishes. All depends on the quality of the dialogue... .
Now its October, still no decision from Gore's side. We do a winter Christo-Schlafhaus. Autumnwinds and rains and lights and visits. So many visits: now --> Martin Roth cooks Vegesoup, TV shows a documentary of Lola Flores. Calc is a cool hotel on the digiside of the sea. We are at home on holydays.
We should overhaul calcaxy! Soon.
Martin came after the EXPO-jury accepted his project CYBERHELVETIA. Subscribe here to be informed when it goes online. Beat Brogle comes from Basel! We haven't seen him for ten years. He tells us about a project called AMORPH he's just showing in Switzerland.
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