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P58 EYES


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front cover main artwork by Silvia Buoso www.2piu2design.it back cover main artwork by Ms. Kat Monroe www.outlandishfeline.com


P58 EYES copyright belongs to platform58 copyright of content in platform58 publications remains with the artist. All artwork on pages without name or url is by m a longbottom [www.malongbottom.com] The rights to this publication are the property of platform58. Any use of the artwork contained in this publication should be at the permission of platform58 only.


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partici pating artists & groups m a longbottom Ian Boyd Walker Fernando Garcia Dorianne Wotton Expo for Mattia Cath.An. / Ravissement Lea Barozzi Christina Rodriguez Peers Venner Randi Antonsen Carmen Ortiz Baub Alred Nicole Koenitzer Alan Montgomery Gary Koenitzer Andrea Cotton Silvia Buoso Ivana Re啪ek Nikka XxX Robert Stanley Cindy Linville Marjan Tenk Lenore Cohen Gr茅ta Th贸rsd贸ttir Art Uber Alles : (Art Above All) Virginia Falchini Viki Kefalea Fauna Graphic Simon P Laurent Ms. Kat Monroe Nicholas P. Decker Mikki Shenkenberg Sietske Hoekstra Upfest - Urban Paint Festival Mario Grisolli Vincent Baldensperger Ricardo Avila Koartpro Jodie Blackburn Dody French


Ian Boyd Walker www.ibw-art.co.uk


Fernando GarciĂ­a

www.cargocollective.com/FernandoGarciaArtistPortfolio


Dorianne Wotton www.dorianne-wotton.com www.facebook.com/dorianne.wotton.photography


www.facebook.com/MattiaAmfOnlusFagnoni www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103259216418117 Exhibition to support Sandhoff and Tay-Sachs Syndrome research. Ex Asilo Filangieri, Naples April 26 > May 6, 2011 Exhibition launched by: Amfo - Ntsad - Universal Forum of Cultures Foundation and the City of Naples - Platform58 Tuesday, April 26, at 18:00, the exhibition “Expo For Mattia” opens at Palazzo Filangieri in Naples; the initiative arises from the need to sensitize public awareness of a very rare disease, Sandhoff's Syndrome, that has affected Mattia a three-year-old child. Sandhoff's Syndrome is a rare, degenerative genetic disease that leads inexorably to death. Mattia’ s parents, Simona and Francesco, have created “ Mattia Fagnoni Association” to raise funds for helping researches about a disease still too unknown. Mattia is the only suffering child in Italy and this makes the situation even more difficult. Since last year, Mattia Fagnoni Association began to collect works of art to organize a charity auction, whose profits will be given to raise funds to encourage research. The response has been incredible: over 1000 works of art donated by over 800 artists from around the world, work will be auctioned at the opening of the exhibition.


some of the Expo for Mattia Artwork


some of the Expo for Mattia Artwork


Expo for Mattia Ex Asilo Filangieri, Vico Maffei 4 Napoli, Italy Opening hours: Tuesday, April 26th 18:00 - 22:00 Wednesday, April 27th 10:00 - 20:00 Thursday, April 28th 10:00 - 20:00 Friday, April 29th 10:00 - 22:00 Saturday, April 30th 10:00 - 20:00 Sunday, May 1st 10:00 - 20:00 Monday, May 2nd 10:00 - 20:00 Tuesday, May 3rd 10:00 - 20:00 Wednesday, May 4th 10:00 - 20:00 Thursday, May 5th 10:00 - 20:00 Friday May 6th 10:00 - 20:00 Program: April 26th at 20:00 vernissage + dj-set + auction taken by: Maurizio De Giovanni (writer) and Rosaria De Cicco (artist) April 29th from 11:00 to 18:00 :live painting + auction taken by: Maurizio De Giovanni (writer) e Rosaria De Cicco (artist) 22:00 Silicon Dust April 30th from 11:00 to 20:00 live painting May 1st from 11:00 to 20:00 live painting + Freestyle Concept May 4th at 16:00 discussion about Sandhoff Syndrome taken by Prof.Andria and Dr Gianni Espositofrom the center of studies about scoliosis, Miano. Live Performance of the following artists during the three-days-Live Painting April 29th, 30th – May 1st from 11:00 to 20:00 Graffiti Artist Aroma Ita - Eroze Fra - Kasek Ita - Mauro 149 Ita - Mr One - Mp5 Ita - MrThoms Ita - Nteko Gre - One Hp Ita - Opium Ita - Pencil Ita - Semio Swe - Teas Fra - Rota Ita - Shades Ita - Teso Ita - Wuk Ita - Zeus Ita Stencil Artist Animus Ita - Checko's Ita - Elis Ita - Gurusays Ita - Kwant Ger - Stencilnoir Ita - Tankpetrol Pol - U Down Madmatze Ger - Zoka Ita Custom toys Codel Fra - Kongal Ita - Massimo Miscia Ita - Quin Sey Ita - Zabratta Studio Ita Draw on wood - canvas – vinyl Cherrybomb Ita - Code26 Swe - Codel Fra- Ela Love Ita - Etor Ita - Fernando Garcia Spa - Filthy Meat Ita - Fried Ita - Jason Atomic Uk - Karmy Pu Ita - Korvo Ita - Yapwilly Ita - Luispak Ita - Nove Ita Pelinsantilli & Sasha Ita - Pop Ita - Skor Ita - Sour Ita - Vacon Sartirani Ita


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Donations Make a donation to Expo for Mattia through Paypal Login to Paypal > Click Send Money > Then add this email address zerostigmata@hotmail.it Contact Francesco & Simona – (+39) 081 19244077 Mobile (+39)3206952539 e-mail: mattiafagnoni@gmail.com This publication is dedicated to Mattia, Nicolo, Simona and Francesco.


Cath.An. / Ravissement www.photographe-cath-an.com


Lea Barozzi

www.leabarozzi.com www.facebook.com/TheArtofLeaBarozzi


Christina Rodriguez http://nina1305.redbubble.com www.facebook.com/DrkGrphkArts


http://peersvenner.blogspot.com/ by Randi Antonsen

About: Artist group Peers Venner consists of eleven artists associated with the community Inderøy, Norway: Randi Antonsen, Jarle Anzjøn, Lise Brissach, Marcus Edvardsen, Morten Gjul, Frances Jayaseela, Inger Marie Lillesand, Reidulv Lyngstad, Kari Mæle Løge, Anne Kathrine Oxaal and Robert Øfsti. We have been collaborating in a summer exhibition at Straumen since 2001. Every year an artist associated with Inderøy is invited as a guest exhibitor at the summer exhibition. We have also published two calendars in which the proceeds are donated to charity. Time project: The art group have worked and are still working with a common project on “TIME”. Through philosophical statements in various expressions we are investigating the significance and contents of the theme TIME. We have realized some thoughts. As this large sign placed in a field. The sign reads: “Here,time is building” The sign was soon removed by the municipality and located in a basement. We retrieved the sign, one late night, andplaced it on the beach so the tide could rise above it.


http://peersvenner.blogspot.com/ by Randi Antonsen


http://peersvenner.blogspot.com/ by Randi Antonsen


http://peersvenner.blogspot.com/ by Randi Antonsen


Carmen Ortiz

www.carmenortiz.info www.carmenortizdeurbina.blogspot.com


Baub Alred

www.baubalred.com www.facebook.com/baubalredart


Nicole Koenitzer

www.nicolekoenitzer.com


Alan Montgomery


Gary Koenitzer www.Koartpro.com www.facebook.com/gary.koenitzer


Andrea Cotton www.andreacotton.com www.facebook.com/andreacotton1 www.twitter.com/andreacotton

The Bluetooth Project is par�cularly relevant to the current P58 theme of EYES in that it consists of collec�ng personal data by secre�ve surveillance which also complements the current zeitgeist for exposure. The Ar�st I have recently been involved in a project whereby I have extracted informa�on and data from Bluetooth technology and presented it as art in many guises, one of which is nonsense verse. Turning my art into poetry involved collabora�ng with a writer and together we have taken a sneaky look at the secre�ve cyber communica�on that is going on around us. Ini�ally this began as finding a way of crea�vely presen�ng the personal and private ID names that individuals give to their Bluetooth technology in order to receive informa�on in a covert manner. These personal iden��es can be recognised by another Bluetooth user up to a distance of around twenty feet meaning that exchanges and mee�ngs can be arranged without detec�on in the busiest of places, a fact that I find extremely interes�ng and exci�ng. Turning away from the concealed communica�on of the technology I then decided to exploit the personal area networks of Bluetooth in a more open way which involved sending mass messages to people in public stores and shops. The messages we sent were quite tame but demonstrate how the technology could be used in a much more poli�cal and subversive way. From there the possibili�es became endless which is why the Bluetooth project is s�ll unresolved but the amount of work already generated is immense and currently available in several stand alone pieces. At the moment I am working to find a way of projec�ng live informa�on, gathered from surrounding crowds of Bluetooth users, into an immediate area such as a train sta�on or shopping centre. This would truly demonstrate that we are being watched and exposed by our ‘Big Brother’ society in a way many people will not be aware of; and this is just the �p of the iceberg. Overall the project sets out to interpret data in an innova�ve and ar�s�c way that will hopefully engage people in subjects they would not normally pay a�en�on to.

The Writer Andrea and I have worked together on and off for several years now but our main collabora�on has been the nonsense poems which were created using Bluetooth iden�ty names. Andrea had collected thousands of names and wanted to present them in a way that would in turn create something else. Bouncing ideas around together we somehow arrived at the famous Lewis Carroll poem, The Jabberwocky, probably the result of a discussion about the topsy turvy Alice in Wonderland world where nothing is what it seems. This is of course true of the clandes�ne communica�on that is carried on around us by Bluetooth users and their secre�ve iden��es; an inverted world of dreamscapes and possibili�es given existence simply by the choice of a name. Who, or what, is the person secretly known as Jew Killer trying to a�ract or make contact with? Similarly is Aching Hole giving out a message in the hope that someone will relieve them of their afflic�on? Presented with the ‘names’ I played around with them, inser�ng the minimum of conjunc�ons and matching rhythm and tone to create verse which, although nonsensical, emi�ed a certain ‘mood’ or ‘meaning’ when read aloud. Nonsense poems have taken many forms and although mostly regarded as verse for children the poems created by Andrea and myself are the inverse of that as many have a sexual or violent undertone which is hopefully reflected in the measure and cadence of each poem. What must not be forgotten is the fact that individuals have named themselves with these descrip�ve �tles, feeling safe in the knowledge that they are a secret, known only to themselves or others who may share their tastes. For example someone calling themselves Adolf Hitler could not be surprised if he is contacted by other fascists - the previously men�oned Jew Killer perhaps? That is all part of this secre�ve, parallel communica�on but our project exposes the fact that everything is eventually exposed is in our increasingly Orwellian dystopian world.


Mag pie Chuck loads [of] special k [around] The Magpie. Scouse n Proud, [with] lots of girth Bobthebuilder@ wonderwoman [and a] Standard Iguana [For the] Fi�ies. Sana sa sana saaa de dub! [the] Hammer The Vicar [can] Cure [the] UK; Toser The Vicar [and] The Magpie Milf [Whilst] lips n kisses Cookie Horrifica The Magpie Ragin [and] Wonderwoman Swagga [Together they] Jeebus [the] Gerrard; [Whilst the] Madman Whit [is] Sendme Shit [and]Sowing the Seeds. [Oh] Peoples Club Earnest Plop Darksider, Cheeky [and] Smila; [Why o] Graff, [the] African Queen, [Do you] Buck Angel, Magpie [and] Mooo

Ci tee [In] Genuine Oldham Li�le Stampfer Mighty Andy Sup [a] nucca, [Whilst] Dirty Sanchez Roger Unlikely [said] Life is a bitch. Pratmyster Pilch Fish Peachie and Wiggy [But the] forbidden des�ny [of] these nuts [Are] Tossin [and] Pullin [Against] Da Mouse.

Boo tiful I am Beautiful [said] Wendy Woo [And] I’m watching you. Injured in love, clean an serene Bluenose and bollocks [I can’t] Flick ya bean. Bungle’s finger [used] Throbbin Hood Beyond Zero [with] Disney on Acid [Whilst] Mary Moo [and] Wendy Woo [Sucked] Peppermint.

Who knows Whargoul Topsho�a Newt. I know dead people Rambo, Cheskimo [And] Fordy [In his] fi�ies. Spanksillycalerki Pie man Petal [and] Egg

O Lor [It’s] Unacceptable Precious lord [Of] The beard [With] Jewels Biggy Blighty Duff beer

Bert Big balls bert [On a] Balls deep Forest hump. I would say yes, Be�er dead than [A] Ki�en

L*** Lips n kisses Lemons [And] Cherries, Shi�y Touch diamond [and] Shizzle [With] Woganinsideyou. Coconut juice


Doh Hot lady Tiff De bitch Hoda is da best. Ragin [and] Pope Chalk and cheese Hambone Cob cob Wes mantooth.

The Girl Hannah Montana I am the meat [If you] Lo to the flo El skinio Kronic. Biscuit fairy Scary, Spanky Barrel arse. I LOVE YOU

Dance Vicky Viking Peoples Club [Held a] Romper stomper [With] Ernie Mccraken. Fishgirl Chunt [And] Peppermint pie, Wallflower Twat [And] Cunt.

Her The wife, Jadey Baby v [Has a] Chubby 10yr old [Called] Likl Miss Imperfect [The] Ppyewacket Enigma. [And I] Gerrard, [With] Hyawotha, [Met the] Acidjunkie [At the] Old skool pacman. [We were] Injured in love [By] The li�le1, Jew killer, [Le�] Loveless, [And]Superfluid [No] Sowing the seeds [With] Princess Goldfish, [Whilst it] Sparkles, Dominit, [And] Tinky winky. [Oh] Aching hole! Coconut juice


Grouse Mac A�ack Asma A�ack The bonus jonas! Huda, Yerman Ninjaknickers, Dirty Nasty Filthy. Gimmo The Flatulator. Dry Bum Cum Here! At once!

Hi There Ello Dave [Its] Su�y Heart/breaker [The] HairyBeardedGuy [With] Jus�n illusion. Bluetooth iden��es collected at various public areas eg train sta�on, shopping centre etc.

Crazy Horse [Has] Chicken lips, Bald Warrior [Has] Norfolk in chance [And a] Blue footed booby [in his] Nadgers Jelly tot Jacky Boy It is god Throbbin Hood.

'39 italians cant be wrong' was picked up in a bookies and later found wri�en on the back of a toilet door in a pub

Page 30.31, 32, 33 Backgrounds: Text was produced through a movie programme and then projected onto wall via a projector


Silvia Buoso www.2piu2design.it www.myspace.com/2piu2design www.facebook.com/2plus2design


Ivana Re탑zek www.ivanarezek.carbonmade.com www.flickr.com/people/ivanarezek


Nikka XxX

www.nikkaxxx.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/nikkatresequis www.twitter.com/nikkaxxx


An Artist is not an Island Why Helping Others’ Careers is a Part of Your Own Success by Lenore Cohen www.lenorecohen.com www.facebook.com/Lenmiz www.twitter.com/thatartistgirl We all know that collabora�ng with fellow ar�sts is important for the development of new ideas. How many ar�sts’ collec�ves spurred new movements or iconic shows that people s�ll talk about today? Just look at the Impressionists. Rejected by the tradi�onal salons, they were able to sell and exhibit their work only because they worked as a group to put together shows and promote themselves as a movement. They started a revolu�on in the art world, the likes of which had never been seen before, and ushered in a new era of modern art. An ar�st can’t be an island. If they want to be successful, that is. Today’s art market is highly saturated and fiercely compe��ve, it’s true. The advice I dispense here, then, may therefore be counterintui�ve, but I can’t give enough real life examples for why it’s actually beneficial to pass some of your opportuni�es on to other ar�sts. It’s easy to see why ar�sts working within the same style should collaborate on projects and shows. But what about everyone else? Let me state for the record here that, yes, I’ve been wary before of sharing opportuni�es for work with other ar�sts. However, my experience has shown �me and again that, beyond the immediate sa�sfac�on of grabbing the sale of the moment, helping other ar�sts has been the sole most effec�ve way for me to get ahead in my own career for the long term. A�er all, every ar�st has such a unique crea�ve vision that there really isn’t much of a compe��on for clients. What appeals to one buyer stylis�cally may repel another; therefore you should be confident in your own work’s ability to find the right owner.

Consider this recent story. I was granted the opportunity to exhibit my work in a Cafe in Brooklyn as the first in a series of rota�ng ar�sts. The new owner was excited to start displaying art on the Cafe walls, and I was excited to par�cipate, if only for a li�le while. The cafe soon came under new ownership and, with my art already hung up, I was offered the opportunity to leave my work on permanent view instead. I chose to con�nue the “Ar�st of the Month” idea and work as the curator, thus giving other ar�sts the chance to get the exposure that I know we all look for. Not only has this given me the opportunity to meet new ar�sts, but within one week, an ar�st that I had chosen for the rota�on called and offered informa�on about an upcoming decorator’s forum that was seeking exhibitors for their fair. Spots were almost taken up, and I was able to snag one just because this other ar�st had let me know about it before it was too late.


Another �me, I was approached by a client to create a mural on her new living room wall. While I do have experience in mural pain�ng, I felt that the job would be be�er suited to another ar�st I know and I passed it on to her. Soon a�er, this other ar�st referred me to a new decorator who ended up to be one of my best business contacts to date. Through her, I sold three works of fine art, was commissioned to paint a glass wall, and a new big project is just around the corner. In the summer of 2010, I curated an en�re art show in Asbury. I did this to help out the organizers of the event at no charge, even though it took considerable amounts of �me and effort on my part from months beforehand. I didn’t charge the ar�sts any fees, and even designed their Ar�st Statements and Titles of work to match the show. A li�le while a�erward, one of the par�cipa�ng ar�sts called with yet another opportunity to showcase work for free at an interior design event that I hadn’t previously heard of and at which I met several other decorators through whom I’ve been able to sell work. I could go on forever with more stories like this, the point being, pain�ng together is not the only form of collabora�on. Ar�sts should always keep in mind that to further others is to further yourself-- the more advice you dispense, the more you become indispensable. The more you help others, the more people you have on your side, roo�ng for you to succeed. Offering opportuni�es or even your ar�s�c input on a project for free can go a long way in helping to establish you as a go-to contact for whatever you’re best at. This is true in any field and especially in the arts, where more than half the job lies not just in crea�vity, but promo�ng yourself. Do someone a favor; you never know when they’ll be able to pay it back.

portunity to meet new ar�sts, but within one week, an ar�st that I had chosen for the rota�on called and o?ered informa�on about an upcoming decorator’s forum that was seeking exhibitors for their fair. Spots were almost taken up, and I was able to snag one just because this other ar�st had let me know about it before it was too late. Another �me, I was approached by a client to create a mural on her new living room wall. While I do have

Lenore is a Gallery Featured ar�st who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA degree in Art from Brooklyn College. Lenore works in many mediums, including oil and spray paints on glass, plexiglass, and canvas. She also refurbishes furniture and does Graphic Design. Her colorful, sleek and abstract works have found their way into cafes, galleries, homes and offices throughout NYC and she regularly posts pictures of them all on her website, Facebook.com/Lenmiz. Lenore also updates her twi�er account daily with informa�on about upcoming shows, events and insights into today’s art world. Follow her at twi�er.com/thatar�stgirl, or contact her directly with any inquiries at Lenoremiz@gmail.com.


Robert Stanley www.robertstanleyart.com www.facebook.com/bob.stanley.d1


Cindy Linville

www.modelmayhem.com/CindyLinvillePhotography www.myspace.com/cindy_linville_art


Marjan Tenk

www.imagecreative.nl/browse_images.php?member=249 www.flickr.com/photos/marjan1958 www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000041392168


Lenore Cohen www.facebook.com/lenmiz www.twitter.com/thatartistgirl

Lenore is a Visual Artist working in Brooklyn. She created this series of etchings and aquatints to explore the emotive power of eyes.

Each work showcases a different emotion and artisctic style. Moving counter clockwise from the bottom right, they tell a story of fear, confrontation, and peaceful resolution.


Greta Thorsdottir www.gretathorsdottir.com


Art Uber Alles www.myspace.com/artuberalles

Art Uber Alles : (Art Above All) Welcome to the underground cultural & musical program! Main purpose of this TV Show is to promote ar�sts from various ar�s�c backgrounds; ar�sts insufficiently promoted by the media despite the fact that they have a special musical, cultural interest. In a few words, this show offers a different view of many ar�s�c cultures and keeps sa�sfying the need of TV viewers by avoiding the established mainstream status. Art Uber Alles made its first appearance in March 2006 on Greek TV “Channel 9”. A�er comple�ng successfully two TV seasons, the show moved to Smart Channel, at the beginning of 2008, and later was hosted by many regional channels in Greece and Cyprus. Soon a�er, Stelios Kouloglou’s cable channel TVXS (h�p://www.tvxs.gr/c37) has given the opportunity to Art Uber Alles to complete a series of 400 episodes. It was broadcast every Wednesday at 20:00 as well as on the internet site of Art Uber Alles (h�p://www.dailymo�on.com/ARTUBERALLES). The show was praised by greek and other European viewers for its quality and its alterna�ve program. Art Uber Alles achieved an important goal and was recognized as the only TV show that promoted the alterna�ve music scene, by developing an interac�ve rela�onship with all media, such as magazines, forums, free press, radio, record companies, Internet, concert organizers and others. Art Uber Alles presents interviews of bands and ar�sts from various scenes such pop, rock, electro, experimental, club, dub, progressive, gothic, techno, jazz, ambient, industrial, indie, funk, pop, ethnic etc. Here are some of the ar�sts that have co-operated with us:

Greek scene: Giannis Aggelakas, Last Drive, Mikael Delta, Echo Ta�oo, Mavri magioneza, Ro�ng Christ, Sep�c flesh, Magic de spell, Pavlos Pavlidis, Spuridoula, Νikos Pratelakis, Takis Giannoutsos and Thodoris Vamvakaris (produceur of Best fm 92,6), Locomondo, Aprosarmostous, Deus x Machina, Film, Giorgos Dimitriadis, Astyplaz, Dimitris Zervoudakis, ETTEN, Berlin Brides, Trendy Houliguns, God, Popeye, Astyplaz, Elica, Mora s� fo�a, Artemi-Euthimi AE, Astralon, Nightstalker, Cyanna, Pulse, INK, Direct Connec�on, W.E.B. Aherusia, Poem, Hannibal , Spi�ire, Paliroia, Prassin Aloga, Menta, CROSSROADS, INTRA VENUS, DIRTY GRANNY TALES, Don Taylor, Virgins or Pigeons, Major Tom, George Apergis, VJ Nisidis etc. Interna�onal scene : New Model Army, WASP, The Stranglers, Opeth, Marilyn Manson, Arch Enemy, Hugo Race, Therapy, Juno Reactor, Οjos de brojo, David Bartholomé "SHARKO", Puressence, La phaze, Gâtechien, Marc Werner, Rykarda, NUDE, Cherries On A Blacklist, No More, Mixhhell, Ulver, Leo Kindzdza, Sheep on Drugs, Asian dub founda�on, Mecano , Mark Allen , Paul Van Dyk, Lars Sommerfeid, RedStar, Peaces of way, Paradise Lost, Ribside, Star Star, Kazoo Funk Orchestra, Ed Royal, Εvil One, Undercover Slut, Bryan Smith Industry, Labyrinthos, Holding Sand, Brachko, Yura Yura & Macha Mélanie, and many new ar�sts and promising bands that make their start in record produc�on.


Art Uber Alles : (Art Above All) Welcome to the underground cultural & musical program! Main purpose of this TV Show is to promote ar�sts from various ar�s�c backgrounds; ar�sts insufficiently promoted by the media despite the fact that they have a special musical, cultural interest. In a few words, this show offers a different view of many ar�s�c cultures and keeps sa�sfying the need of TV viewers by avoiding the established mainstream status. Art Uber Alles made its first appearance in March 2006 on Greek TV “Channel 9”. A�er comple�ng successfully two TV seasons, the show moved to Smart Channel, at the beginning of 2008, and later was hosted by many regional channels in Greece and Cyprus. Soon a�er, Stelios Kouloglou’s cable channel TVXS (h�p://www.tvxs.gr/c37) has given the opportunity to Art Uber Alles to complete a series of 400 episodes. It was broadcast every Wednesday at 20:00 as well as on the internet site of Art Uber Alles (h�p://www.dailymo�on.com/ARTUBERALLES). The show was praised by greek and other European viewers for its quality and its alterna�ve program. Art Uber Alles achieved an important goal and was recognized as the only TV show that promoted the alterna�ve music scene, by developing an interac�ve rela�onship with all media, such as magazines, forums, free press, radio, record companies, Internet, concert organizers and others. Art Uber Alles presents interviews of bands and ar�sts from various scenes such pop, rock, electro, experimental, club, dub, progressive, gothic, techno, jazz, ambient, industrial, indie, funk, pop, ethnic etc. Here are some of the ar�sts that have co-operated with us:

Greek scene: Giannis Aggelakas, Last Drive, Mikael Delta, Echo Ta�oo, Mavri magioneza, Ro�ng Christ, Sep�c flesh, Magic de spell, Pavlos Pavlidis, Spuridoula, Νikos Pratelakis, Takis Giannoutsos and Thodoris Vamvakaris (produceur of Best fm 92,6), Locomondo, Aprosarmostous, Deus x Machina, Film, Giorgos Dimitriadis, Astyplaz, Dimitris Zervoudakis, ETTEN, Berlin Brides, Trendy Houliguns, God, Popeye, Astyplaz, Elica, Mora s� fo�a, Artemi-Euthimi AE, Astralon, Nightstalker, Cyanna, Pulse, INK, Direct Connec�on, W.E.B. Aherusia, Poem, Hannibal , Spi�ire, Paliroia, Prassin Aloga, Menta, CROSSROADS, INTRA VENUS, DIRTY GRANNY TALES, Don Taylor, Virgins or Pigeons, Major Tom, George Apergis, VJ Nisidis etc. Interna�onal scene : New Model Army, WASP, The Stranglers, Opeth, Marilyn Manson, Arch Enemy, Hugo Race, Therapy, Juno Reactor, Οjos de brojo, David Bartholomé "SHARKO", Puressence, La phaze, Gâtechien, Marc Werner, Rykarda, NUDE, Cherries On A Blacklist, No More, Mixhhell, Ulver, Leo Kindzdza, Sheep on Drugs, Asian dub founda�on, Mecano , Mark Allen , Paul Van Dyk, Lars Sommerfeid, RedStar, Peaces of way, Paradise Lost, Ribside, Star Star, Kazoo Funk Orchestra, Ed Royal, Εvil One, Undercover Slut, Bryan Smith Industry, Labyrinthos, Holding Sand, Brachko, Yura Yura & Macha Mélanie, and many new ar�sts and promising bands that make their start in record produc�on.


Art Uber Alles : Con�nued Concerning other ar�s�c acts, the show promotes concerts, video art, theatre, pain�ng and photo exhibi�ons. Endorsing the idea of interna�onal cultural exchange, the show also par�cipates ac�vely in concerts‘s organiza�on. In 2008, the Juno Reactor’s concert, at the Founda�on of the Hellenic World, in Athens, was a�ended by 4500 people. Moreover, for the last four years Art Uber Alles coorganizes the Ireon Rock fes�val with par�cipants such as The Stranglers, Aswad, VEGASTAR, Cyanna, Locomondo, MARSHEAUX, MIKRO, MATISSE, PALYRRIA. Bands and ar�sts have a chance to send their demos, which will be evaluated by collaborators of the show. Based upon that evalua�on, the ar�st’s work will be broadcast. Live presenta�ons may also take place on scenes like UNDERWORLD, GAGARIN, AN CLUB, MYLOS, KYTTARO, RODEO, TERRA VIBE and many more. Furthermore, a presenta�on of the live or studio work of bands is possible. Art Uber Alles remains one of the sponsors of many events and organiza�ons that promote culture, like the European Music Fes�val, the Juno Reactor live in Athens, the School Wave, the Synch Fes�val, The Zeitgeist Movement, Αthens video art fes�val, Mama Africa, THERAPY?, Ba�le of the band, Fes�val of Music Crea�vity and Instruments, the Air guitar Fes�val, the Elfentanz Fes�val, Barcelona in Athens, Rock Wave, Earth Dance Fes�val, The Silk Road, Nomad Fes�val, Fields of the Nephilim, 2 Real Rock Fest and many more. In addi�on to singers and musicians, the show is also host to technicians as sound engineers, producers, stage designers, animates, light engineers, in other words to the technical part which supports such produc�ons. It also provides useful informa�on about these professions, keeping in mind the number of people that study these areas of exper�ses in various colleges.

Many other projects are spreading during the Art Uber Alles show like “Cofix Wiggler”, “Do It Yourself” and “Blow Up”. “Cofix Wiggler” is a short program that offers fresh ideas about comic and anima�on arts. Its inten�on is to introduce the world of comics and anima�on to the TV public with the enthusiasm of an ar�st and the informa�on that is absent from these arts. It includes two parts. The first part includes short seminars that help everyone to start crea�ng their own comic or anima�on. The second part has interviews of famous and established Greek and interna�onal ar�sts and presenta�ons of acts, contests, fes�vals and publica�ons. “Do It Yourself”, contains a column of musical engineering in collabora�on with SAE Interna�onal (School of Audio/Sound Engineering, Electronic Music Produc�on Djing). As for “Blow Up”, as in Michelangelo Antonioni’s film, it reveals, an aesthe�cally avant-garde program, with con�nuous renewal, so as to offer a weekly TV “roof” to cinema, theatre, fine arts, directors, actors, painters, musicians, video ar�sts, street ar�sts etc. Short tributes give the opportunity to discover different cultural and ar�s�c groups of special interest. The presenta�on of this program is hosted by Vasiliki Kappa under the direc�on of Xristos Karakasis. Some interesting personali�es who have appeared in this program are Dimitris Athani�s (Director), Kostas Xaralas (writer), Vassilis Mazomenos (Director), Marianna Kirakaki (writer), Andreas Mitsou (writer), Giorgos Moraris(Poète), Manthos Santorineos (Intermedia ar�st/researcher and professor of Fine Arts of Athens/Director of the Center for Digital Culture FOURNOS).


At present, you can watch the show’s episodes in sites like www.koyinta.gr, www.filmmaker.gr, dailymo�on.com/ARTUBRALLES and www.myspace.com/artuberalles. Don’t forget that Art Uber Alles was the latest project of Mysterious Art, founded on October 2005 by Theo Manetas, George Dimitsanos and Kika Giannou. Mysterious Art is specialized in Graphic Design, Video Clips and TV Produc�ons. It also has fully opera�onal in-house green box which can be used for either film or s�ll photography purposes. The whole team remains faithful and always willing to sa�sfy the produc�on’s demands. We have to thank George Dimitsanos who is an important part of Art Uber Alles as well as all our colaborators; Elena Petrou in trasla�on, Fabrizio Lazakis for the metal band’s interviews, Xristos Karakasis for « Blow Up », Marvalous Marcus for his NYC show « Marvalous & Friends » and contacts, Viki Kefalea for french and interna�onal scene. A last and big thanks to Mark for his kindness and all of you for your support. Viki Kefalea

Contact: Greece / Interna�onal: George Dimitsanos : 0030.69.46.44.70.91 Artuberalles.mysterious.art@gmail.com www.myspace.com/artuberalles France / Interna�onal: Viki Kefalea : 0033.685.18.67.13 Vikou13@gmail.com www.youtube.com/vijoa


Virginia Falchini www.facebook.com/VirginiaPhoto www.flickr.com/photos/cipollottaphoto


Viki Kefalea www.vikikefalea.com www.facebook.com/vijoa www.youtube.com/vijoa


Simon P Laurent www.lotus-mineral.com www.facebook.com/Simon.P.Laurent


Jim Charette

www.riverratspress.com www.facebook.com/pages/the-jim-charette-sound-project/124785460873841


Ms. Kat Monroe www.outlandishfeline.com www.twitter.com/mskatmonroe www.facebook.com/mskatmonroe


Nicholas P. Decker www.ramblingmind.trigmafall.com www.npdecker.blogspot.com


Mikki Shenkenberg www.mikkishenkenberg.com www.facebook.com/mikki.shenkenberg www.twitter.com/mjshenkenberg


Sietske Hoekstra www.facebook.com/sietskesfotografie


Sietske Hoekstra www. www.facebook.com www.twitter.com

Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival was conceived by some crazy art lovers back in the summer of 2008. Initially meant to be a small paint jam with a handful of artists, it quickly became a group of 50 like-minded folks wanting to show their skills off to whoever turned up for chilly day in October 2008. Upfest is now made up of four partners two of which are full time and about 100 volunteers whom without the festival could not take place. Upfest continues to work closely with Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) a local charity with national coverage. Nacoa amongst other activity operate a free confidential helpline for children effected by alcoholism within the family, manned by volunteers the work they undertake is ultra vital in today's world. We are pleased to say that the festival has helped to raise over ÂŁ15,000 for the charity over the past three years and more importantly raising crucial awareness of such a taboo subject. Nacoa - www.nacoa.org.uk - Helpline No. 0800 358 3456

The Urban Paint Festival Upfest would like to thank Mark and everyone at P58 for the opportunity to show the history of Upfest (so far) and take a look at this years festival taking place on the 4th and 5th of June here in sunny south Bristol.

Our first festival, well we called it a festival but was really just a medium sized paint jam. After being inspired by Banksy's Cans festival in London, Supercans in Southampton and possibly a few too many goblin ciders the two founding partners in Upfest had a crazy idea to bring 'Live' street art back to it's home and have a little shindig in Bristol. After a bit of blagging (okay quite a lot) the good people at the Tobacco Factory gave us the venue... And the rest is history as they. Upfest'08 saw the likes of local legends, Cheo, Cheba, Lokey, Nik Ill and Inkie take out the main wall at the festival, from further afield we had K74 (USA), Goin (FR) make the trip for their first year and SNUB, Dank, Grafter, Ben Slow and Snik blindly travelling from across the UK to our wee paint jam. Massive respect to all artists that made the trip. So the festival finished, no major hick ups and god damn it the idea worked and the festival was truly born.

Upfest 11 . 4th & 5th June . Bristol, UK . www.upfest.co.uk


Sietske Hoekstra

Following the great success of Upfest'08, the partners got together www. to decide on, if and how the festival waswww.facebook.com to become an annual event, there really was only one answer.... Make it BIGwww.twitter.com and make it even better.... So the first crucial decision was made to make one of the partners full time, secondly the festival was moved to June for a longer day of painting and possibly even some sunshine, lastly we decided to see just how many artists would want to make the trip. Well the answer to that last part was 150! So the paint jam had grown up and become a mini festival, it was definitely going to be big all that remained was to make it great. This seems the perfect opportunity to bring in the music, the partners were adamant that the festival was all about the art, but quickly we realised that what's a festival without wicked tunes. Bring on the music guys, a mix of 16 DJ's and bands were put together including Dave Cridge, Chris Read, Habana Flex, Funk from the Trunk and Woodnote (sorry, if I named everyone the list would have gone on a bit) add to this Addy P and group of Beatboxers and the tunes were sorted. So the festival took place, seven venues, 150 artists and 12 hrs of 'Live' uninterrupted art! Well we say uninterrupted, you know the saying every cloud has a silver lining, well it rained, okay only for the first couple of hours, however without that rain we would never have got inside North Street Garage and with agreement from the owner we blasted those walls, it was bloody brilliant! The festival was a massive success and above all we met so many sound people, vibe was ace painting awesome, bring on Upfest'10!

Upfest 11 . 4th & 5th June . Bristol, UK . www.upfest.co.uk


Sietske Hoekstra

More than just Europe’s biggest urban and street art festival, Upfest www.a broad range of events announced taking part at the now two-day www.facebook.com festival in south Bristol. As in previous www.twitter.com years, the festival was centred on live painting around the Tobacco Factory on 5th and 6th of June. Over 200 urban artists and illustrators painted live over the weekend, with 50 artists having come from around the world to be a part of the event. The artists were mixing it up with this year’s MashUP theme, with some very special collaborations taking place With the festival in full swing over 200 urban artists and illustrators painted 'Live' for crowds. Visitors to the free event were are also invited to take part in the painting, with a children’s painting area and the Give It a Go painting boards. The Tobacco Factory also played host a Very Affordable Art Sale and dedicated print room, where original artwork and prints by the artists painting at the festival were available for sale at bargain prices. Throughout the weekend, DJs, beatboxers, hip hop groups and MCs took over two stages and during the Saturday evening six artists battled it out in a Secret Wars live art battle. The public voted to decide whether Upfest or Monorex were named champions of the 90-minute battle and were leave it to you to guess who won. Following Upfest'10 the festival partners said "Upfest'10, was exactly what we've been wanting to achieve with the festival, a few weeks off are needed, then it's on to Upfest'11, with the bar now set high we're going to need to pull something special out the hat to push the festival to another level next year".

Upfest 11 . 4th & 5th June . Bristol, UK . www.upfest.co.uk


4th through to Sunday 5th June between the hours of 9am-11pm. A major exhibition from some of the worlds top artists will open it's door at the View Art Gallery in Hotwells as part of the festival.

Sietske Hoekstra

Europe’s largest free urban paint festival; Upfest, is now in its fourth www. year and is preparing to take over its cultural home Bristol by welcoming www.facebook.com over 250 artists and DJs to the event www.twitter.com this summer between 4th and 5th June 2011. ‘The Urban Paint Festival’ is now firmly established as the main event for graffiti in Europe. The two day explosion of events attracts urban artists from all over the world who flock to The Tobacco Factory - the festival’s birthplace, as well as a number of locations across the city.

After a year at a temporary home in the St Pauls area of Bristol, Upfest opened the Upfest Gallery in October 2010 just up the road from the festival site, the first six months has seen individual and group shows from all Upfest Artists and Ian Phenna, Matti, Data, Louis Michel aka Masai, Nigel Oddy, Goin, K74, SPQR & Stickee. The gallery progresses with every show, the Upfest Garden and Studios open shortly and will host weekly live painting sessions. Big shows with the likes of Indigo, Lilliwenn, Julian Kimmings and Lee Ellis amongst others are planned for later in the year, it's truley going to be a crazy 2011.

Big names in national graffiti culture Don, Inkie and Spqr set up their temporary home alongside home grown talents Cheo, Jody and Lokey. Inkie, who emerged onto the UK graffiti scene, originating from Bristol, has painted alongside 3D and Banksy. He came 2nd in the 1989 World Street Art Championships and was famously arrested as the head of 72 other writers in the UK's largest ever Graffiti bust, Operation Anderson. He has since moved on to design for SEGA, Xbox and is currently an in house designer for Jade Jagger. Upfest partner Stephen Hayles explains why this has become such an integral part of the UK graffiti scene: “Bristol is established as the home of graffiti in the UK; the whole country and now even the world has attributed this to the City. We are proud to be a part of this movement and will continue to provide a platform for brand new artists to break onto the UK urban art scene. The fact that it’s free just makes it even more exciting.” Upfest takes place around the Tobacco Factory on Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol on Saturday June

URBAN & CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

198 NORTH STREET . BRISTOL . BS3 1JF

UPFEST 11 4TH & 5TH JUNE BRISTOL, UK WWW.UPFEST.CO.UK


Mario Grisolli

www.grisolli.net www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017455470


Vincent Baldensperger vbalden@gmail.com www.facebook.com/nosubir


Ricardo Avila www.facebook.com/vERDUSk


KOARTPRO

www.koartpro.com

KOARTPRO

The Koenitzer Family Art Legacy

Comprised of Gary Koenitzer

to architecture to graphic design,

about art. He always encour-

and his two daughters, Nicole

Koartpro is not only joined by

aged his two daughters to follow

and Dana Koenitzer, Koartpro

genes, but also by beauty.

their dreams and aspirations. He

(Koenitzer

Art

preached success and loving liv-

Productions)

brings together a family’s love

Gary Koenitzer is the founder

ing life as an absolute that can

for all things visually inspiring.

and role model of the group.  He

only be obtained if your ‘job’ was

One specializes in people and

began painting in his teens, but

also your passion. This doctrine,

places, another in abstract lay-

never had the chance to pursue

ingrained since birth, became

ers and another in construction

his dreams of being an artist un-

their motto for life as well as for

and composition. Combined, the

til recently. As a father, he had

Koartpro.

three cover a wide range of artis-

the opportunity to simultane-

tic mediums. From photography

ously learn and teach his children


KOARTPRO www.koartpro.com

human experience. He explores the human face most often, believing it is the most expressive image for humanity. By projecting emotions that are rarely depicted such as curiosity, wonderment, fearlessness, intrigue, and adventure with all those subtle nuances in between, he places the viewer in the eyes of vivid characters expressing their

Gary describes his journey to becoming an artist. “At a very young age I was immediately drawn to all things creative.  I prolifically created art, as well as music, as if it were established as my only purpose. I first publicly presented my diverse artwork in the summer of 2004 at the Collingswood New Jersey May Fair purely on a whim. The response to my artwork exceeded my wild-

ing my art ever since. As of July

immediate experience. They are

of 2009 I have had over eight

often inspired by real life individ-

fine galleries which have repre-

uals or a combination of real and

sented my work in Philadelphia,

total fantasy. This process brings

New York City, Trenton, and sev-

to the foreground a high visual

eral small towns. I gained inter-

and emotional impact uncovered

national sales as well using the

from the complex and more re-

well-known London based Saat-

served emotions we all have. On

chi online gallery. I now greatly

occasion, he takes the explora-

appreciate the more than 300

tions into pure non-objective ab-

private collectors that have and

stractions, or panoramic vista’s

continue to support my work.”

that are in many ways projecting

est expectations and I have been

The subject of Gary’s artwork is

a full time artist actively promot-

a constant exploration of shared

the very same emotional subject matter.


KOARTPRO

www.koartpro.com

and career. She did this by com-

media work has been exhibited in

bining

many galleries and events nationally.

computer

science

and

digital art. Nicole graduated from Rutgers University in 2005, receiv-

Nicole describes the process and

ing a Bachelor of the Arts degree

meaning of her fine art work. “My

in Graphic Design and a minor in

art is about people and their lay-

Computer Science. Her unique

ers. Therefore, a common subject

specialties of art and math lead her

of my concern is the input of soci-

to serve as Interactive Co-Chair

ety and what individuals output as

for AIGA Philadelphia. She cur-

a response. I sometimes use found

in

rently works as web designer for

commercial multi-media to express

abstract visual art, in addition to

Edmund Optics, an international

my ideas of layered personalities.

digital arts such as web and graphic

optical company. She also has

Much like the human psyche, fac-

design. Her interest in art stemmed

her

brand,

ets of the painting emerge through

from the various paintings dotting

nicolekoenitzer.com. Under this

layers upon layers, revealing a

the walls of her house collected

brand, she does a wide variety of

larger frontal picture, where some

by Gary over the years. She also

design and art projects with clients

layers are exposed and others are

greatly influenced her sister. They

including film companies, galleries,

hidden. Another way I illustrate

would spend hours in the summers

artists, and more.  As busy as she is

this concern is to use common

of their childhood experimenting

with her freelancing, volunteering

layers of easily-recognizable ob-

with all forms of elementary art.

for AIGA, and her full-time job,

jects and symbols in a unique way,

she still finds time to work on her

displaying an unexpected and less

With visual arts inspiring her from

fine arts. She creates large-scale and

understood output.”

her early years, she wanted to find

mixed-media abstract paintings up

a way to creatively integrate art

to ten feet by five feet. Her mixed

Nicole

specializes

own

freelance


KOARTPRO www.koartpro.com

in just a few short months, Dana has yet to make her visions a concrete reality. However, she has used school projects and her own personal endeavors to generate examples of what her future may bring. Already, her building designs and models have been featured in three exhibitions. As a side project to the challenging profession of architecture, Dana uses her natural eye for macro images to create compositional photography. She constantly carries

Dana is the youngest artist in Koartpro. At 22, she is also be-

ginning to use art as inspiration for her career.  Feeding off the philosophies of her father and sister, Dana wanted to make art that affects the way we live.  Using architecture as her medium, she combines knowledge of  how  to build and what  to

build to fuse visual imagery, sustainability

and

constructability.

Art becomes a springboard for an architectural pragmaticism that is also equally inventive and visually attractive.  Dana believes buildings should not only be an art form, but also a place that people thrive in and love to inhabit.  Graduating

a camera with her waiting for the next thing to catch her eye. Using macro as a method of mystery, she has been known to create photography that brings to mind other worlds, where objects are no longer recognizable as their true form in reality.


Jodie Blackburn www.jodieblackburn.blogspot.com www.jodieblackburntumblr.com


Dody French www.facebook.com/dody.french

The Customised Gaz mask by Dody Fremch Artist


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