Saturday, November 21, 2020

Diana Rigg and the Germans

Like many in my generation I grew up with The Avengers with Emma Peel in TV (but it must be already a rerun) and it was important part of my socialisation. The concept of the weaker sex never crossed my mind. To be fair it has to be said that her precessor Honor Blackman laid the foundation for that character but I think these episodes of The Avengers were never broadcasted in Germany. The country was in Peel fever and like always, when Germans get obsessive over something, it gets embarrassing. Someone with to much money hired Diana Rigg after she left The Avengers to make the cheesy Minikillers short movies aimed for the Super-8 home cinema market in 1969. The budget went in her salary (I hope), the rest is incredible cheaply filmed in Spain without dialog. Kind of Secret Agent stuff but more like a hollow German fever dream of Emma Peel, on a low budget.



There is another one called The Diadem (b/w) or a shorter color version called Der Goldene Schl√ľssel, which is even filmed in Germany and also painful to watch:


Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Big Crash at Piksel20

Tonight 18:00 Piksel20 festival opens in Bergen, Norway, and online. I contributed with parts from my The Big Crash, art for the pending burst of the real estate bubble project (http://www.thebigcrash.net): the installation The Price Of Berlin at the exhibition on location and The Big Crash VR as multiuser version in Mozilla Hubs at Piksel Cyber Salon. I will be online in Hubs:



https://20.piksel.no



Monday, November 16, 2020

Viral Life Symposium

Tomorrow, the 17., Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is going to do a small presentation of The Voices of Stones - and do some stone narrations at the Viral Life Symposium - online during the day:

https://vitenparken.no/event/symposium-viral-life

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Notstandskomitee: SKU (official musicvideo)

 Official musicvideo for the track SKU by Notstandskomitee from the album The Quarantine Report. Inspired by the paintings of Konrad Klapheck and Kinetic Art, Malte Steiner visualises his Industrial beats with 3D animations, created with the software Blender.



The album The Quarantine Report is available on all digital music platforms like Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, ... some links below:

https://notstandskomitee.bandcamp.com/album/the-quarantine-report

https://open.spotify.com/album/0AEyDDxehEq0V2Y599V0hN

https://music.apple.com/dk/album/the-quarantine-report/1531291663


Video is also on Facebook, Vimeo and Dailymotion.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Notstandskomitee: The Quarantine Report is out

Notstandskomitee presents the new album The Quarantine Report, out now on all digital music platforms like Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and many more:

On 13. March 2020 Malte Steiner celebrated his 50. birthday and released the free album 50 of his music project Notstandskomitee. That became the last normal day, in many countries from 14. March on due to the COVID-19 pandemic a lockdown had to be established to keep the infections as low as possible. That changed all our lives. As avant-gardist Malte Steiner was among the first to make streaming concerts direct from the studio in March to adopt to the new situation. Here are 14 new tracks compiled on the album The Quarantine Report. While they are from between 2009 and 2020, they were curated to fit well to the new dystopia feeling we are in. Malte Steiner started with electronic music in the early 80s and began releasing music with his soloproject Notstandskomitee in 1991, ranging from Industrial till IDM.