Everything happening Freestyle...
Not long to go until our first festival in the UK. 20th June will be Beach break live in Newquay where the very nice Beach Break crew have kindly given us a piece of beach to play with. Usual frisbee fun will be had. In the spirit of The baltic sun prayer session we will be spreading some frisbee love to the beautiful beach in Fristral bay. With our usual favourites like "jump on the lump", "Splash Catch" and "Hit the wanker" we will also be showcasing some of the best freestyle frisbee action with players coming from all over europe to join us. We have started work on the WORLDS FIRST EVER DISC PARK and will be showcasing it at this event.
With his breathtaking and inimitable style, Bboy Morris (USA) gained honours for the second time as World Solo Bboy at the recent Championships in Brixton. Not to be out done, Bboy Keyz headed up the winning crew, Vagabonds (France) with an awe inspiring performance also making them second time winners - Clearly having impressed the judges with his energy passion and commitment, Keyz was also named World Crew Champion.
If you wanna see great dancers and hear great hip hop there's no other place to be.
Words and Images: Paul Vickery
Most Kids like to do collages. It is an intense way of learning to express your thoughts, feelings and doubts of experienced situations. The process of selection, cut, overlay and stick together is highly entertaining; plus one re-experiences. At best the results are beautiful. Most grown ups stopped doing collages somewhere between braces and university. Luckily 28 years old, Berlin based Janica Hieronimi did not. Ja Hier creates virtual art work in form of high standard prints. The mood of her personal narration ranges from clinical coldness until fluffy and hippie-esque, always maintaing an arc of suspense.
After a kick-off in Travemünde earlier this year tomorrow sees the Vernissage of her second solo exhibition in her hometown Hamburg.
Friday, October 14th // 8:30pm Makrele Bar // Talstraße 29, Hamburg
MyPaperSunglasses runs off into its 2nd edition.The idea behind the project is simple: participants, artist of all fields, get a thick white paper, cut out in shape of cool shades for customization. The results are extraordinary: from kids-tinker-style over minimalist-handicraft-details until fantastic-oversized-creations every pair is unique and every pair is beautiful. Creative mind behind the project, Brazilian designer Otávio Santiago, explains: “..the sunglasses appear as panels, over which the artist propels his/her peculiar point of view, a very close one: a picture of him/herself that he/she always wanted to see, or, better, to exhibit.”
An outstanding and humorous project.
Exhibition of all new models photographed on their creators plus fashion editorial starts saturday.
06.07.11 // 4-9pm Cartel ZeroOnze, Rua Artur de Azevedo, 517 // Pinheiros // São Paulo
We were given the amazing opportunity to take part in the 5th Year anniversary celebrations at the Luxembourg Museum of modern art; or MUDAM. Aside from making an exhibition of flying discs and presenting my photography portfolio we also had full access to the grounds and Museum to shoot a video. We wanted to follow up on our success of "Urban Disc invasion" with another belter where we bounce discs off walls, artwork, people and whatever inspires us or gets in our way- and the weekend saw a lot of inspiration indeed. We started the weekend warming up with the Luxembourg populous outside of the She Hannibal which was parked in the beautiful grounds of the Museum. Mudam is built on-top of fort Thüngen and cost over 100 Million to build. Even so the FSM crew got to climb all over the place and throw discs about, in our pursuit to make a great film. She Hannibal sat right in front of the fort on a stretch of grass overlooking the whole of the city and once we got the 7 inch records on the turntables and blasted out some Northern Soul music we felt very much at home. And it didn't stop there: the guys at MUDAM treated us like VIP´s. We had Anna Loporcaro taking care of our every need while Stina was on hand always with her cool and relaxed demeanor. In-fact all of the staff from catering to security to Museum Guides embraced us and made us feel like kings. This goes to show that the old anecdote is true about how atmosphere filters down from the top and at the top is Enrico Lunghi the Museum director who was open minded enough to welcome us in his Museum. I was very proud indeed to get recognition for the magazine from such prestigious people. Saturday saw the celebrations proper with an amazing line up of entertainment, free flowing champagne and tasty food. Many people came to relax on our She Hannibal carpet,sit on her rooftop terrace or just throw Discs around. The lads were great and we made a lot of friends that night. Inside the Museum hung over 100 discs from 1960 onwards with corresponding trivia and facts. Finally our sport is being recognized as an art form- something maintained by players since the 70´s. After much fun and laughter we retired to our grass behind the Museum to settle in and get ready for Sunday´s Frisbee action. Sunday morning saw glorious weather and a good turn out from the luxembourg people who brought picnics and blankets. I think on that day we brought many people into the sport- particularly kids -who enjoyed the workshops and games and girls who seemed to enjoy watching the lads play Frisbee! If you have not yet seen "Urban Disc invasion" then click HERE ...and watch out for the new video coming soon!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LAST VIDEO "URBAN DISC INVASION"
Grand Opening of Burning Ink Berlin @ the DC Pop Up Gallery
Images to burn and to be inked by SBTG, SSUR, XGHETTO, MAROK, CHLOE TRUJILLO, JEF + KOSTEK @LA BOUCHERIE MODERNE, SPOE, FUNKFU, PRUNELLE, JEY.
Special presentation of "Asphalt Tales" Photography Exhibiton by Gaston Francisco + The DC Life Collection
June 17th | 7-10pm
@ MadeMyDay | Torstrasse 66
This weekend saw Berlin´s best, hitting the streets to get down and party. As expected from any respectable Berlin happening, there was a colorful array of Characters and faces making for a spectacular menagerie and a voyeur´s dream.
All photographs: Jason McGlade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R21GbZzoLo We have been invited to present FSM at the fifth anniversary of the MUDAM Luxembourg museum of modern art. We will once again make our frisbee disc and magazine exhibition and a party bang in the center of the city. The museum was so impressed by our last video that they have asked us to do our stuff inside the building-the ultimate marriage between Flying discs and art! More info will follow. Dates from 30th June till 4th July-
Berlins oldest school for photography, Der Lette-Verein, hosts its yearly graduation exhibition vernissage tonight.Until June 19th you can see under the name ”titled, 2011” work of 24 alumni in the field of photography and video art. The exhibition will be accompanied by panel discussions about contemporary photography.
Daily 2pm-8pm @ STATTBAD Wedding
ph.: Christoph Mack
ph.: Lydia Hesse
ph.: Dominik Wagner
Last night saw the final year catwalk “ON STAGE” from ESMOD Berlin International University of Fashion. The show was held, literally on stage, at Friedrichstadt Palast.
The jury (including Jury President // Gaspard Yurkievich // Gaspard Yurkievich #CEO Paris, Bruno Collin // Diesel and WAD Mag #Artistic Director of Diesel and Editor of WAD Magazine, Daphne Cousineau // Valentino Couture SAS #Managing Director Paris, Lie Sang Bong // Lie Sang Bong #Créateur Seoul & Paris, Pauline SU // China Fashion Association #President Beijing) chose among 17 participants the following 3 winners:
"Prix Aiguille d'or" Marina Arbenz
"Prix du Jury" Felix Hupka
"Prix Créateur" Johanna Wennemann
All images courtesy of Wolfgang Philippi.
The Borscht Film Festival was established in 2004, the brainchild of cinephile high-school students who saw the cinematic potential of their beloved hometown Miami, Florida as something of an untapped resource.The mission: Produce a festival, fully operated by the contributing artists themselves, using Miami itself as their collective muse.
On April 23rd, 2,100 people were in attendance at Borscht 7 at the Knight Concert Hall in downtown Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center - something that might not have been conceivable not too many years ago. After the success of last year's Borscht 6, several of whose films went on to screen or compete in other festivals like Cannes and Sundance Film Festival, the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation bestowed onto Borscht a two-year $150,000 Knights Award Challenge grant. On the first go the Borscht team ended up commissioning 19 films to be created specifically for Borscht 7 (one didn't make it) and from green-light to finished product, not even 60 days had passed.
For the creators of Borscht, putting Miami on a proverbial cinematic map is as much about highlighting and harnessing individual talent as it is about the stories and the glimpses into essential Miami that each film manages to capture. That particularly Miamian variable could be as obtuse as a Portuguese Man o' War inside of a glowing tank or as bombastic as Spanish programming on television. It takes people who have lived there to extract the delicate eccentricities Miami holds. For years, the city's image has been lost, buried under a heap of appropriated T&A. To get the stories that happen in the real Miami, the one across the bridge from South Beach, you're going to have to go a different kind of native. Here are some of the highlights from Borscht 7:
Julian "Bearclaw” Rodriguez (5 min)
Starting the whole thing off was Julian "Bearclaw" Rodriguez's documentary-style recounting of the theft of his precious boat at the hands of allegedly Cuban canal pirates operating in West Miami. Tug-boat wielding canal pirates is the clay of Miami. Any Miami native can relate to that kind of esoteric touch. But the real star was Rodriguez's own comedic gravitas. From the way he hauls ass down the street, half-naked with a shotgun in hand, to the way he abruptly curtails his story, distracted by cute little canal ducklings - the whole five minutes was totally invigorating. "Piratas" was unexpected and produced more genuine laughs out of me than anything I've seen in a good while. It's levity was infectious and as an opener for Borscht 7, it made one feel like they were in for a good ride.
Artex Productions (5 min)
A man walks into a barbershop looking to do something about his bad haircut following a less than perfect date. He walks in and is greeted by the creepy barber du jour and the feeling hits him instantaneously - there's definitely something amiss in that place. As an audience member I could've told him that what was amiss was getting a haircut at 11 o'clock at night, but as he comes to find out, he has just entered a front for a coven of Matt Le Blanc worshippers.
Otto and the Electric Eel
Duncan Skiles + Andrew Zuchero + Otto von Schirach (6 min)
Cuban/German artist Otto von Schirach stars in "Otto and the Electric Eel," which manages to be both one of the more "out-there" entries at Borscht 7, as well as one of the more conventional. An inter-dimensional eels sparks to life Frankenstein/Kelly Le Brock style as Otto prepares for his impending dinner date. Conventional arch, which made it feel like one of the more true-to-form short films on the docket, while anchored by its strange ability to make the macabre look off-the-wall.
The Meza Brothers + Rachel Goodrich + Amigo the Devil (20 min)
'Homeward Bound' meets 'The Stand' in the Meza Brothers' kinetic envisioning of a Miami torn asunder by a zombie apocalypse, as seen through the eyes of a pack of dogs. Packed with a good dose of zombie gore, Tarantino-like squad member/ doggy profiles, a couple of AK-47s and one hilarious zombie who can't stop walking her dog, the Meza Brothers made quite the argument for bringing Miami down. So what kind of love letter to Miami is this? Well - doesn't it have as much a right to total disaster/zombie movie annihilation as any other Emmerich or Romero torn city? If some ascetic high up in the Alps can get a good disaster scene in last year's '2012', surely a Miami jogger can get what's coming to them too.
*I Am Your Grandma
Jillian Mayer + Michael John Hancock (1 min)
*We as Me in 3-D
Jillian Mayer (1 min)
*Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke
Jillian Mayer + Rakontur + Uncle Luke (7 min)
And then there was performance artist Jillian Mayer's notable triumvirate: "I Am Your Grandma" - a clear crowd favorite, "We as Me in 3-D" and "Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke". "IAYG" is Mayer's ode to her unborn grandchild. The message was clear: 'Your grandma was a freak. You better believe it.' A one-minute googoo ga ga ala Aphex Twin about sums it up.
"We as Me in 3-D" served as a performance art piece that deconstructs and anthropomorphizes 3-D. Could be read as Mayer's way of reverting what many see as a trendy blight in film. Or not.
Her last, "Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke" has Miami's iconic and notorious 2 Live Crew MC enjoying a lollipop as he reflects on changing the rap game, prevailing in the face of the Supreme Court and the burgeoning of Miami under his leadership as Mayor of the city. Eventually, Uncle Luke falls prey to the man once again in a scientific probing experiment that plays like 'Marathon Man' by way of Yo Gabba Gabba. The kiddie TV show set and general artsiness aside, it manages to put some perspective on someone whose use, and some feel - abuse, of the right to free speech helped America to not be such a prude.
We're still not completely sure if Uncle Luke - whose repertoire covers golden oldies such as "Me So Horny", "Face Down, Ass Up" and "Pop That P***y" was serious when he addressed the audience after the final film that night and announced that he did truly have plans to run for Mayor of Miami. As far as the eclectic group of 20-somethings that run the Borscht Film Festival are concerned, he's got their full support.
Text by Alexander Patino, New York City Images by Ciara Osorio
Located on the Berlin-Tempelhof Airfield with constant wind and green grass dozens of Berlin Jammers are waiting for You!
Location: We will meet in the North-East close the Cafe. Exact Location follow this link -->
Schedule: Saturday, April 30th 11 am Player Meeting with Team Randomization 12 am first round 6 pm finals 8 pm dinner 11 pm party
Sunday, May 1st Deep jamming around Berlin ..
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We make many events from frisbee tournaments to exclusive parties and workshops but this was the first time we made a flying disc exhibition. Taken from the combined collections of our creative director Jason and some of the Berlin Jammers the discs were dating from the 60´s until present. The bulk of the collection was mounted on one wall, making a stunning backdrop for the funky people who came to see. We had smooth tunes spun by our mate Jama, cold beers from Wulle, while Champagne flowed, courtesy of Piper-Heidsieck, while beautiful models walked around dressed in Antonia Goy. This combination between high fashion, luxury, music and flying discs made for an unusual night and mirrors the magazine in its unusual approach to fashion, art, design and music. Thanks to all in attendance. The discs will be on the wall for a couple of weeks still and you are welcome to go by and see them. FSM