April 11th, 2012
MobiSpray - Paint the Literaturhaus
During this years Luminale 2012, MobiLenin paints every evening on the Literaturhaus Frankfurt. Passersby are welcome to join in painting.
From 15.4. - 20.4. at 21:00 - 23:00 o’clock
(Live-Performance at 21:00 & 22:00 o’clock)
Literaturhaus Frankfurt, Schöne Aussicht 2, Frankfurt am Main
February 14th, 2011
MobiLenin will be performing at the Kulturama 2011 festival in the city called Leuven, Belgium, on February 18th & 19th.
Friday 18 I 20.00-22.00 I CENTRALE BIBLIOTHEEK K.U.LEUVEN I GRATIS
Saturday 19 I 19.00-22.00 I OPENBAAR ENTREPOT I GRATIS
February 7th, 2011
Yesterday I had a MobiSpray-performance and an exhibition of my MobiSpray photos in my home village (Oberderdingen) in Germany where I grew up. It was during a cultural weekend called ‘Art Inside’ which was organized by the local government. I was overwhelmed by the over 200 people who came out to watch the performance of painting the ‘Altes Schulhaus’ (old school building). Many kids, teenagers, families and elderly ones were there. It was great to meet many old friends and folks which I haven’t seen for over 20 years. During my performance of painting the building on all four sides (see photos) I was playing new
songs that I have composed and produced during the last few weeks. Providing an experience to the audience with live-painting and playing my own music as a unity was something I have been looking forward to for long. And now it was out there, and it was greatly received by the audience as told by many viewers. The whole thing felt like going back to my roots, to the place and path that has shaped me in my childhood and teenage life.
I recently came across a phrase by Jonathan Meese, a German contemporary artist, saying ‘art forms us, not we form art’ and I started to realize how true that is. While with new types of technology such as the MobiSpray system it is possible to create new forms of art making, it is however a much more powerful experience to realize what art does with us. To me it feels that the process of making my MobiSpray art, and giving other people a chance of experiencing it live and in exhibitions through my photos and videos, it sets my creative energy free on a level I had never imagined before. Yes, art in a sense, has revolutionized and is revolutionizing my life. I more and more see the world around me much stronger through the lens of art, which is a fascinating perspective. Thus I share much of Jonathan Meese’s motto of ‘Kunst an die Macht’ - which is freely translated: ‘let art reign’. Oh, yeah what can happen with us if we let art reign? How will it form us? It seems that sometimes we may only be able to see it when we go back to our roots.
November 6th, 2010
The iconic Flatiron building in New York City was painted by artist Jürgen Scheible using his MobiSpray art tool, invited by CLEAR Wireless for a CLEAR 4G launch event on November 5th 2010. Jürgen was accompanied by New York based graffiti artist Andy Dolan. The public was also invited to come and paint during the event.
Flatriron building New York city painted with MobiSpray
Flatriron building painted from bottom to top.
January 21st, 2010
Here are some photos that were taken during the MobiSpray event @ Helsinki University from 18th to 21st of January 2010. Enjoy!
Find more photos from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28976251@N07/sets/72157623254706686/
January 12th, 2010
If you happen to be in Helsinki on Monday 18th - 21st January 2010 come by and watch MobiLenin live in action, painting buildings of Helsinki university. The media art event celebrates the new era for the university and its 370-year history. Find more info from this blog: Mobispraying HU.
Dates and time of the MobiSpray sessions:
* Ma 18.1.2010 Keskustakampus, Senaatintori (Unionink. 34) klo 16-20
* Ti 19.1.2010 Meilahti, Biomedicum 1 (Haartmaninkatu 8 ) klo 16-20
* Ke 20.1.2010 Kumpula, A.I.Virtasen aukio (Gustaf Hällströminkatu 1 ) klo 16-20
* To 21.1.2010 Viikki, Biokeskus 1 (Kanslerinkaari) 16-20