I’m preparing my next exhibition in Berlin at the moment. It’s going to be hosted by Café Aroma Photogalerie in Berlin Schöneberg. In fact it’s not a café but one of the best Italian restaurants in town that opened somewhen in the 80s and has a long tradition as a photo venue since then. Opening is on June 6, 8pm.
As the exhibition will be in three rooms I’m going to show a “Berlin Trilogy” – three of my latest Berlin realted works: ALEX, NACHT and some “Best of Street Photography from recent years”.
A quote from the press release….
Berlin kann ganz still sein. Auch wenn alle so tun, als befinde sich die Stadt in einem ewigen Bedeutungsrausch aus Kreativität, Party und Umsturz, finden sich doch immer genug Nischen, in denen eigentlich gar nichts wichtiges passiert. In diesen Ecken stöbert Christian Reister die ganz normalen Menschen auf: Alte und Junge, Tagträumer und Nachtschwärmer, graue Mäuschen und affektierte Selbstdarsteller. Sie bewegen sich am Rande des Geschehens, tun manchmal oft nichts und verfangen sich doch immer wieder in Situationen von wunderbar abseitiger Skurrilität. So werden sie auf Reisters Fotos festgehalten, die unter ihrer oft humorvollen Oberfläche immer auch ein wenig Melancholie in sich tragen und einen besonderen, subjektiven Blick auf das Leben im heutigen Berlin werfen.
Save the date for the opening – I’m expecting the best buffet of any opening ever!
See you in Vienna!
A premiere of a special kind. Would that work? My pictures with the songs of Andreas Albrecht, that have a high atmospheric density and lyrics (in German!) that are very elementary and dominating? Would the images interfere the music or the music drown the pictures?
What we definitly didn’t want to do was one of those “every 5 seconds changes the picture” slideshows with some instrumental flavor enhancers. The compositions should communicate with the pictures at eye level. There are parts in the show where the images kind of comment on the lyrics as well as parts where the music carries the photographs literally to a whole other level. Since a few weeks we have fought with every single image slice and fading length and worked one or the other night on fine tuning and polishing up the final technical issues.
Just in time for yesterday’s opening at Hotel Bogota, everything was ready and maybe I was the one, who was the most overwhelmed by the result. It is a big fortune and great honor to work with such great professional musicians like Andreas Albrecht and Marco Ponce Kärgel. And one was obvious right after the final cord of yesterday’s performance: it was certainly not the last time we where working together for a performance like this.
What a great relief, what a big experience. Wonderful. Thanks to a great audience and a very special venue – the Hotel Bogota.
Most of the songs are from Andreas’ latest album TAGEBUCHt. Order it here, it’s outstanding.
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Last preperations for the screening with live concert + opening.
It’s going to be an experiment. An exciting one.
Details here, here and here.
Check my website or Seconds2Real’s latest blogpost for information about my next exhibition at Hotel Bogota, Berlin.
Save the date of the opening: April 26th – with a very special performance of Andreas Albrecht and Marco Ponce Kärgel playing live music to slideshows from my NACHT series. It’s going to be an exciting experiment.
Editing photos for a slideshow with live music is so much different to editing photos for an exhibition or a book – very very different… it’s difficult work but also a lot of pleasure to look over all the negatives of the last two years again.
Das Magazin shows photos from my NACHT series in their new April issue.
Last day today: New Yorkers at playing with eels.
I’ll be there tonight between 7 and 9pm to put down the pictures. Feel free to pass by for a glass or two.
2 more days: New Yorkers at playing with eels.
I’ll be there tomorrow evening between 7 and 9pm to put down the pictures. Feel free to pass by for a glass or two.
Here we go – everything is prepared and the openig at playing with eels will be TONIGHT! Musical guest: Andreas Albrecht,Urban Soundscapes.
All about the exhibition
Opening tonight – facebook event page
Article about the NEW YORKERS on PhotoArtTalk
…und my friend Katrin Ströbel wrote a nice text for the exhibition.
I’m looking forward to some exhibition dates in the first half of 2013. The first one will be a group show „Der Raum dazwischen“ (the space inbetween) opening at Jan, 25th, at Kugelbahn Wedding. All I know is that there will be pictures of beds and portraits, every photographer is represented with just two photographs. As it is organized by the lovely Hanna Goldstein and Katja Klemm who are also responsible for the KLEISTER events, I think we can expect a stunning show and a nice opening party.
At Feb. 8th there will be the opening for a one month solo exhibition at playing with eels Gallery in Berlin Kreuzberg with my new street portrait series NEW YORKERS. I’m currenty working on the prints and I’m very enthusiastic about them.
One month later, on the 1st of March, my friend and Seconds2Real mate Kay von Aspern and I will open a joint exhibition with street photography from Berlin and Vienna at Burjuar which is located at the Neue Schule Für Fotografie in Berlin Mitte. We are planning to publish a catalogue along with the exhibition that will also be shown in Vienna just one month later.
Also, there are plans for a first solo exhibition of my NACHT series and another solo one that will be titled „Berlin Trilogy“ combining extracts from ALEX, NACHT and other Berlin work. Those dates are not finally confirmed but if we are lucky they will be also running in the first half of 2013.
Of course all details about all events will be posted here.
Stay tuned + happy new year!
Website update: NACHT.