Multimedia Presentation Spot on Bangaloresidents

bangaloREsidency 2017 © Goethe-Insitut

Fri, 08.09.2017


Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

The City is once again abuzz... as the bangaloREsidency 2017 gets underway. A dozen artists from Germany, a dozen projects and (more than) a dozen ideas. We look forward to exciting results.

Being involved in different area of arts - from sound to (moving) pictures to dance - each will live and work with one of our 27 different bangaloREsidency hosts and all of them will leave a creative mark on the cultural canvas of the City. Besides realising their own projects, one of the most enduring aspects of the bangaloREsidency is the intimate interaction and exchange with Bangaloreans.

In a short flagship kick-off event, Spot on bangaloREsidents, the 12 artists present themselves and their upcoming projects.

You will get to meet
Bernd Lützeler Bernd Lützeler
Artist and Filmmaker

Armed with camera and local film crew, artist and filmmaker Bernd Lützeler, will embark on an exploration of Bangalore’s colourful small store scene, as part of his 16 mm film project «Endless Supply».

Chris Becher Chris Becher
Media Artist

Entering into dialogue with urban youth, media artist Chris Becher is set to create a photographic and textual series that moves away from the hardened postcolonial, stereotyped and romanticised images of India and its people.

George Demir Corç (George) Demir
Media Artist
@1 Shanthi Road

George Demir, who is a media artist, has selected the unique tradition of Channapatna’s wooden toys as an artistic means to explore and survey a contemporary and pluralistic representation of India today.

Felix Deufel Felix Deufel
Media Artist

Media artist, Felix Deufel plans to capture the city’s soundscape, lead a 3D audio workshop, and present audiovisual performances in collaboration with local artists. Field recordings are his daily life - in Bangalore too.

Felizitas Stilleke Felizitas Stilleke 
Dramaturge and Curator

Dramaturge and curator, Felizitas Stilleke goes back to the original meaning of “curare” (taking care) and drifts through the local art scene. Carried merely by an euphoric, open will to connect social dynamics and exchange empathy, trying to find and write a new global narration of criticism and/with/through love, collectively. 

Francesco Petruccelli Francesco Petruccelli
Visual Artist
@Daily Dump

Petruccelli proposes to explore trash as the material expression of death and rebirth. Trash, especially plastic, has immense creative potential that the artist will use to induce new perceptions.

Gabi Schaffner Gabi Schaffner
Sound and Radio Artist

Gabi Schaffner is a sound and radio artist who plans to create a series of site-related radio works that channel locality, voice and individual perspective into poetic street performances. Parallel to this, she will pursue her sound mapping of applied botany and urban garden communities within the frame of her garden radio project Datscha Radio.

Lisa Heissenberg Lisa Heissenberg
@Blank Noise

Artist Lisa Heissenberg supported Blank Noise from afar and prepared first drafts and concepts which will now be realised. She will focus in particular on the successful and expanding «I Never Ask For It» campaign.

Marje Hirvonen Marje Hirvonen
Dancer and Choreographer

Dancer-choreographer Marje Hirvonen will work with (non-) dancers to create a contemporary dance performance, based on the relation between an individual and a mass. She investigates masses of people, and attempts to redefine these terms through the body from an internal perspective.

Sebastian Marokko Walter Sebastian Marokko Walter
Visual Artist

Sebastian Marokko Walter’s fascination with bees brings him to Bangalore to explore the relationship between humans and bees in this megacity. As visual artist and biologist, he has set his sights on the honey bee.

Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton
Visual Artist
@Pepper House

During her stay in Kerala, visual artist Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton will continue her long-term project «Dubayyland», introducing a new chapter «Gulfi», focusing on the cultural and economic relations between Kerala and the UAE.

Thomas Heidtmann Thomas Heidtmann 
Media Artist

Thomas Heidtmann is a media artist whose quest involves material for satellite-inspired interactive objects that communicate with each other and the visitor in an exhibition setup, using light, sound, sensors, projections, and augmented reality. In Bangalore he also plans to organise a space-art hackathon: SPARTH.