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Ashdecon screenprints

By Graphic design, Inhouse production, Screenprints

At the end of 2021, six images of the Ashdecon series got finally screenprinted on high quality 300g/m2 paper. All in different quantities below 20, signed and numbered on the front. Papersize is 45 x 60cm.

Hopefully the prints will be part of some future exhibition – I’ll keep you updated. Much more screenprints will see the light of day very soon!

Ashdecon I
Screenpint 2021, edition of 16

Ashdecon II
Screenpint 2021, edition of 16

Ashdecon III
Screenpint 2021, edition of 15

Ashdecon IV
Screenpint 2021, edition of 15

Ashdecon V
Screenpint 2021, edition of 10

Ashdecon VI
Screenpint 2021, edition of 8

Displacement Textures in Redshift

By Graphic design, Software

Since a few month I’ve changed from the Vray render system to the Redshift renderer in C4D – a good decision when it comes to flicker free animations. Here’s some test renderings with organic texture maps used as a displacement material using Redshift, render time each under a minute.

Ashdecon stills

By Film, Graphic design, Inhouse production, Software

A special renderpass in Redshift was leading to these results – for sure a special aesthetics that I like a lot as the scenes get back to a flat, analogue and almost painted feeling.

These are my favorite renderings of Ashdecon, plan is to get the files screenprinted on paper one day in a small edition.

Print now – Riot later

By Graphic design, Inhouse production, Screenprints

During the last couple of years, we’ve been screen printing a lot, and now we can finally announce out loud that we just have opened our new online shop and website for all printed goodies. We are delighted to finally offer a big variety of posters, stickers and shirts on our site, and much more is planned for the near future.

At the moment, we’re not shipping outside the US as we haven’t found a system yet to send mailing tubes internationally at a reasonable price, but that might change hopefully soon. So please have a look at our brandnew colorful website right here:

The White Crow – new musicvideo for Eric Schlappi

By Film, Inhouse production, Tucson

Due to various circumstances like jobs, holiday, testing different software for greenscreen keying and also hanging around in the sun or dive bars, this new musicvideo took much longer to finish than expected. Eric Schlappi provides the opening track of his nice album “Kurald Emerlahn” – if you’re located at the US westcoast, go and see him performing at various spots in the Portland/Oregon area – his livesets with crazy modular synth equipment setups are great.

The premiere for this clip took place in Lobo/Texas during this year’s days of the Desert Dust Cinema.

The stage and surrounding for Sarah’s dance for the creatures is an almost exact replica of the Grosses Schauspielhaus -great theatre- in Berlin, a good example for German expressionist architecture in the times after the first world war (architect: Hans Poelzig). Of course it was described by the Nazis as “Entartete Kunst”, and so the famous stalactite cave looking decoration was removed in 1938. After WWII the city of Berlin took over the facility, and the building was renamed Friedrichstadt-Palast.

Software: Modeled in C4D, rendered with Vray.

Desert Dust Cinema 2018 documentation

By Concert, Desert, Documentation, Filmfestival

Now the fifth Desert Dust Cinema – our short film festival in the former ghost town called Lobo – is over. Again, these were intense days of organizing, working, dancing and hanging-around-in-the-sun.

This short documentation can only show some aspects of a special weekend for all who have been involved. A big thanks to everyone, especially to our guests from far away and our partners at “Tales from the Trash”.

Desert Dust Cinema 2018 – Save the date!

By Desert, Film

It’s festival time again! The Desert Dust Cinema, our short film festival in the former ghosttown Lobo/Texas, will happen during Labor Day weekend – that’s Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 02 2018. As usual, we will have more information on the schedule online during summer on the festival’s website.

The screenings will again take place outside in the evening at the former Lobo gas station. Live music will also be happening, at no entry fee. If you haven’t been around, have a look at the documentation on the website and join us for this long weekend in September 2018!