Freitag, 13. Dezember 2013

SIRLENSALOT - BRANDSTIFTUNG (VINYLPOSTCARD)

Brandstiftung Vinylpostcard (Edition: 100+AP) is now available at  Kunsthalle Wien Shop, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien.



Track produced by Sirlensalot in connection with Erik Leidal's Intermezzi during "WWTBD - What Would Thomas Bernhard Do" Festival: 17/5 - 26/5 2013, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, #WWTBD. Big "Thank You" to Krista Fleischmann for the kind permission to use spoken words of "Thomas Bernhard: Monologe auf Mallorca & Die Ursache bin ich selbst".

Mittwoch, 30. Oktober 2013

UNDER PRESSURE - MUSEUM OF MODERN ART MÖNCHSBERG SALZBURG

After Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice where I (sent from the Austrian Minsitry of Foreign Affairs and the Cultural Forum Paris) represented Austria in the cultural competition "photography") - it's now my pleasure to invite you to the upcoming exhibition "Under Pressure" at Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg in Salzburg, Austria. Running from November 1st until March 2nd 2014 the show concentrates on politics in contemporary photography.

From my side, the exhibition will show several framed photographs (some of which are part of the Austrian State Collection, others loaned), the interview-video of contemporary WW2 witness, Henri Lavrillat, I recorded last year,... "Autrement on devient fou....." (Otherwise you go crazy) will premiere in MdM.

As much as I'm looking forward to this exhibition I also look forward to the Artist Walk on February 23rd 2014, 3pm to which I kindly invite you to. It would be great to see you all there, talk about the project and answer questions. All the best, and hoping to see you there and soon.

More information:
http://www.markusoberndorfer.com/



Sonntag, 20. Oktober 2013

SIRLENSALOT - RISING SUN ON HO-CHI-MINH TRAIL

Two (of four) instrumental tracks I put together with samples from Cambodian 7inches from the late 60ties I found in a second hand store in Paris last year. Enjoy. Tracks are unmastered - maybe an EP with two to four tracks will follow ... Anyways, enjoy!

Freitag, 27. September 2013

RODNEY MULLEN - POP AN OLLIE AND INNOVATE

Rodney Mullen (for me personally the most creative skater of all time in terms of street skating) talks about how your environment challenges your creativity at University of South California (USC) in 2012, and - he must know: "Pop an Ollie and innovate" ... or how context shapes content ... and not just in skateboarding.

Sonntag, 1. September 2013

VII.JEUX DE LA FRANCOPHONIE

From September 6th until 15th I will officially compete for Austria at "7th Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice" in hope for a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal together with 28 other photographers from all over the world (including Tschad, Liban, Vietnam, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire,...).

The 29 remaining competitors for the are the  cutural competition discipline "photography" are the final selection out of all invited nations nominées for photography that were selected during the nomination and selection-process.

Opening of the VII.Jeux de la Francophonie, September 7th, 7pm ... wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed!

Sonntag, 11. August 2013

DARK DAYS BY MARC SINGER

Long time no see documentary classic by Marc Singer about people living in amtrak railway tunnels of New York... the socalled "Freedom Tunnel". Soundtrack produced by Dj Shadow and Unkle ... CLASSIC



"One man's trash is another man's treasure ..."

Samstag, 10. August 2013

REDEFINING THE ATLANTIC WALL 2010

One of talks/discusions during International Expert Meeting "Redefining The Atlantic Wall", Amersfoort, Netherlands 2010.

Atlantikwall Platform

Montag, 17. Juni 2013

EXHIBITION: AM ENDE DER SEHNSUCHT

"Am Ende der Sehnsucht". Fotografische Positionen zu Tod und Meer", Altonaer Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Hamburg

OPENING: 18.06.2013, 7pm
DURATION: 19.06.2013 - 06.10.2013

Photo-Credits:
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Hans-Christian Schink
Pavel Odvody | Ivo Kochscheidt
Marko Zink | Markus Oberndorfer

Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2013

LEX (DE KALHEX) - FULL CYCLE

FULL CYCLE instrumental album by my friendLex de Kalhex is out and available on limited 2LP now... Another great collection of his beautiful, laid back and cheerful instrumentals, plus two great collabos with the one and only ShingO2 (Nujabes, Samurai Champloo) - Enjoy and support good music and great people...

 

Check the backcatalogue (for example the recently released 10inch "Right Here" by Pete Flux & Parental,...) and watch out for more dopeness to come from Akromegalie Records and my Parisian homies this year like Pete Flux "Science EP" produced by Parental and Le Makizar's album "Schema de vie" ... announced for late 2013 - I got my ears on most of the tracks and I tell you: you will love it! 

!!! PLUS: They'll be blessing us with some live performances for my birthday celebrations on July 5th 2013 here in Vienna - more detail on the location and ... soon - its goin to be relaxed and fun, that's for sure!

Sonntag, 19. Mai 2013

FOUKAULD - BOOK PRESENTATION


My first monograph "Foukauld - La Disparition" about the disappearance and apporpriation of Hitler's fortifications on the Atlantic coast around Cap Ferret finally got it's first proper presentation at "OstLicht.Gallery" Vienna on March 22, 2013. 

For 45 minutes I was involved in something that I would refer to as a "call and response talk" with art historian Anna Stuhlpfarrer. Still - in the end - I had the feeling that the audience wanted to hear/know more, so... 

"Big Thank You!" to all those that made it, to OstLicht's team for the great cooperation and again to all those that supported me realizing this huge longterm project. Without you all this would not have been possible. 

Also dont miss out on the LIMITED BOX (Edition: 50) with a limited print, the photofilm "Omega Point" feat. DDay One on Blu-Ray, an accompanying booklet with a text about the film by media philosopher Lydia Nsiah, a set of postcards... Only a very limited quantity is still available. 


You can get the monograph in selected stores in the US, UK and Europe or order via my or my publishers (Fotohof edition) website. 

Another possibility to get hold is the Viennaphotobookfestival which will take place at Ankerbrotfabrik (OstLicht Gallery & Gallery Anzengruber) on June 8th and 9th 2013. For more information ...


http://www.markusoberndorfer.com/foukauld
http://www.fotohof.at/content.php?id=18&buchid=845
http://www.viennaphotobookfestival.com/

Stay tuned for more coming soon. 
Photos: Sophie Haslinger


Sonntag, 27. Januar 2013

KALHEX - LA FINE LIGNE (SIRLENSALOT REMIX)

Little remix I made lately ... If you want to know more about the original record's release from earlier in 2012 head over to this link to find a blogpost with links... If you want to see some photos I made in Paris in 2012 aswell, head over to "Chez Kalhex" and my website. A lot to come by my friends from Paris this year; its even too much to mention, haha; watch out for Akromegalie Records and Hydeout Productions Japan. Enjoy!
 

Freitag, 18. Januar 2013

INDUSTRIE: OPENING 23.1.2012

feat. Anatoli BABIYCHUK, Carla BOBADILLA, Edward BURTYNSKY, Elisabeth CZIHAK, Michael GOLDGRUBER, Birgit GRASCHOPF, Katharina GRUZEI, Cornelia HAUER, Ernst LOGAR, Walter NIEDERMAYR, Markus OBERNDORFER, Sascha REICHSTEIN, Thomas RUFF, Margherita SPILUTTINI, Max WEGSCHEIDLER


openingreception: january 24th, 2013
exhibition: january 25th - march 30th, 2013
opening hours: wed-sat 12h - 18h

OSTLICHT. GALERIE FÜR FOTOGRAFIE 
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna
T: +43 (0)1 996 20 66
www.ostlicht.at

THE LAST REALA 120 SOON TO BE "EXPOSED"??

Just another sad day in many for the analog world of photography over the last years. Fujifilm Austria has now confirmed in an email that my most beloved film "Fuji Reala 120" has been discontinued - among other films and products - and that NO follow-up is planned. Seems like it is time to buy a fridge for my stock that should get me through until the end of 2014, but still: Soon the last one of this brilliant films will probably be exposed or expire somewhere in the world.

With the (since years of course) rising popularity of (in the first place) cheaper and for some purposes definitely more convenient digital photo"graphy" it became much more difficult and expensive to keep the handcraft of photography and the dying art of the photographic darkroom alive because you are constantly confronted with changes, delivery problems, discontinuations ...

Still: Digital photo"graphy" is just not the same even though filters can do the job for you to make it nearly "look a like". In regards to media philosophical and -theoretical aspects, its brilliance of color transitions in print, and in regards to archival purposes for the future, they communicate a different thing though - the period that will probably be known as a "dark hole of digital data information loss". But why? Because either noone will be able to read the harddisks, or noone will have the time or be interested to digg through folders of digital trash in search for a holy digital grale. At least platforms like facebook will have a big archive of photos they can sell, haha; its as ironical as that.

Anyways, being constantly confronted with the question of which ingredient to the most delicious version of a cake you can cook will be discontinued next, I will try to keep working in the photographic darkroom up as long as I can. I know this will not change Fujis decision or the market that orients itself after what can be sold and makes the biggest profit, but still I feel better with these words written. "Gut Licht!".

DOCU: PHILIPPE KOUDJINA

"Philippe Koudjina's illuminating photographs of the early days of independence in Niger contrast starkly with its impoverished reality 50 years on. The film explores ideas of the value of art and the legacy of colonialism; a rare glimpse at one of Niger's great forgotten talents." (Aljazeera)

 

Freitag, 4. Januar 2013

DOCU: BEIRUT PHOTOGRAPHER

In 1981, George Azar, a Lebanese-American, crossed the Syrian border into Lebanon. He carried an inexpensive camera, less than $100 and a desire to change the way the Arab world was portrayed by the US media. He began taking photographs. But within a few months Israel attacked Lebanon and war broke out [...] Now, 30 years on, he returns to Beirut, retraces his steps and unpicks the stories and people behind some of his most iconic photographs - those that were published and many of which were unseen at the time.