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Hi, I am Matthias Fritsch,
This webside documents a wide variety of my art.

For the last 3 years I am researching a lot about circles of matter and biological processes. As one of the results I developed an indoor home composting system that reduces organic waste from my kitchen and generates humus soil for (eatable) plants.

The goal is to keep nutrients in cities. Since most people all over the world live in cities, why not start building up a great soil in urban areas?!

If you want to know more, rebuild and test my system please get in contact! Its free. And don't worry, it doesn't smell bad!
  Matthias Fritsch, photo by YeBing



   


  Projects in development:

Ecopolis (global city with circles of matter)
Living in levels (smallest entity for a global city)
Transport in Spheres (transport net for global city)
Urban Soil (fertile soils for cities)
Wurmeimer (create humus soil in your living room)
Kartoffelschalenacker (grow potatoes from peel)
Pilzkreise (Mushroom sculptures)

Contact me if you like to get more infos, present the new projects in exhibitions or lectures!



   
A limited edition of the Livingroom-Humifier is available at the moment from Sebastian Neubauer. Compared to the DIY model this edition of 5 was made with higher quality materials such as plastic with EM ceramic powder for more steady biological processing. The prize of one unit is 75 Euro.

Link to the edition
 
         





Since I believe in free access to culture my latest documentary film "The Story of Technoviking" is available online free for all in a 50min edit.
The story in short: After one of my films Kneecam No.1 became one the early virals on YouTube aka Technoviking, I was sued and ended up in a long and costly legal dispute were old intellectual property laws met contemporary sharing culture.
So far the film reached more than a million clicks. Unfortunately a million of free clicks can't buy me food nor pay my rent – please support me and my free film project on technoviking.tv!





In 2009 I co-founded the platform Moving Silence and organize regularly events, workshops and exhibitions on contemporary silent film:

more info


  
open call
This silent video can become your music clip for free! Just create a soundtrack and it's yours.

more info & free videos

  recent films











The Poetry-Film FM-Biography was produced silent and offered to different musicians to create an audiolayer. How the different soundtracks can influence the same film can be seen here:

Soundtrack by Johanna Borchert


Soundtrack version by Johan Weigel:


Soundtrack-Version von Sofia Koubli:



A very rich category from the Technoviking Archive can
be experienced here by a selection of user videos:

Technoviking Transmedia



After Kneecam No.1, Buscam No.2 now an allegory to 'Big Data':

Datacam No.3 - I'll be watching you...

 

 
features, publications & interviews
20 Years of Open Screenins in Berlin: Article on the role of Matthias Fritsch (in german)

Interview (in German) about Robot Dance (part of Music from the Masses) at berliner-filmfestivals.de.

TV features on Arte, ZDFinfo, Canal4 and TV4 including interviews with Matthias Fritsch connected to the Technoviking phenomenon and the documentary film. Also Sluggish made a nice summary.

Various articles were published in connection to the publication of the Technoviking documentary.
Some examples: vice, Berliner Zeitung (german), rts (french), playgroundmag (spanish)

'The Pathos of Technoviking' by Matthias Fritsch in Web Performance Today: Representation, Reproduction, Repetition by Hannes Egger & Antonella Tricoli, SilvanaEditoriale, Milano 2014
ISBN-10: 8836629717 ISBN-13: 978-8836629718

'Das Volk fordert den Sturz des Bildes' by Maxa Zoller in Utopien vermeiden / Avoiding Utopias" Revolver, 2014
ISBN-10: 3957632234 ISBN-13: 978-3957632234

'Response – online contemporary art and popular culture' article by Domenico Quaranta in Artpulse No.20, 2014, Pages 35/36

'REMIKS W KULTURZE MEDIÓW SPOŁECZNOŚCIOWYCH' article by Ewa Wójtowicz in Artpunkt #22, 2014, Pages 8-11

Interview on the film The World's Simile (in English) at ultra

Interview about the film FM-Biography (in German) at berliner-filmfestivals.de.

A lot of articles were published on the subject of the Technoviking-Trial for example on motherboard (german), Nyheter24 (SW), dailydot (USA), rhizome, we-make-money-not-art, guardian, wired (all UK), 3SAT, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Zeit, Tagesspiegel, Netzpolitik.org and many more
(supporters collected some articles on this Facebook-page)

Photo series Party in Keramikos 02-02-2013, 4 AM at "LUST" Magazine (Issue No.8, Pages 72-85) February 2013 in Athens, Greece

"Sounds of silence" article in Athens News, March 2012

"The Prosumer Version" article in FlashArt, October 2011, Pages 86-89

The Meme as Artform – An Interview with Matthias Fritsch in BerlinArtLink

Interview in Neural 39, Multiplied Identities, June 2011, Pages 22-23

Melke die Videowolke: Das Social Media-Projekt “Music from the Masses” Article in the Berliner Gazette from 03-06-2011

X-Freundschaftsanfragen, Review in Springerin Heft für Gegenwartskunst, Issue Spring 2011, Page 93

KUNST IM INTERNET: Wie YouTube die Videokunst verändert
Article at Tagesspiegel published 23-07-2010

On-The-Move
launches 'Excited Atoms' exploration of virtual mobility in performing arts (Posted: 09-04-2010)

Interview in German art magazine "Junge Kunst" Issue 81 (Nov 2009) on participatory practice and YouTube, pages 12-14
 

recent events

Oktober 2017
"City and Birds" in the video program of simultan festival, 3-7.10.2017 in Timisoara, Romania

August 2017
20 Years of Open Screenins in Berlin: Article on the role of Matthias Fritsch (in german)

Screening "The Story of Technoviking" followed by an artist talk and discussion at Hallenbad//Schachtweg in Wolfsburg on 3.8.2017 at 19:00, on invitation by Jennifer Bork

Presentation of Ecopolis at "@&" in Hannover on 4.8.2017 at 20:00, on invitation by Sebastian Neubauer
more Info

July 2017
Fermentation workshop "Biohack like your grandma: fermentation & the future of food" together with Denisa Kera will teach participants how to process food by using old traditional fermentation techniques. Within the frame of the exhibition"Tomorrows"
15-16 July, 17:00-21:00 at Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)
The workshop will be held in English. Participation is free of charge.
more info

June 2017
The exhibition Dark Habitats will show a selection of new works from 8-11.6. at Spektrum.
Lecture on June 11 about "Ecopolis"
on invitation by Alfredo Tarre

May 2017
The Technoviking Archive will be presented in the exhibition Waffle Falling Over at Wolfsburger Kunstverein. Exhibition duration from 12 May until 6 August 2017
On invitation by Jennifer Bork

April 2017
Screening of Mastermax on April 10 at Kommunales Kino in Pforzheim as part of film program Wanderschaft
program info

Robot Dance became film of the month at Berliner Filmfestivals, read the interview (in german)

September & October 2016
Screening of the "The Story of Technoviking"
on September 23, 2016 at Museo Patio Herreriano - Valladolid in the frame of the CCVAD, Creative Commons Festival in Valladolid, Spain on invitation by Virginia Díez
on Oktober 22, 2016 at Centre de Cultura Contemperania de Barcelona CCCB, on invitation by Bani Brusadin

May 2016

Screenings of the "The Story of Technoviking":
May 13, 2016 in the short version at the MACBA, Museum for Contemporary Art Barcelona in the frame of the BCCN, Creative Commons Festival in Barcelona, Spain on invitation by Andreu Meixide
May 23, 2016 at ADAF, the at the Athens Digital Arts Festival in Athens, Greece on invitation by Katerina Gkoutziouli

March 2016
lectures & discussions on the Technoviking phenomenon:
2.3. at Hole of Fame in Dresden within the frame of accomplices
12.3. at F.A.M.E - Film & Music Experience in Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
16.3. at TU Berlin within the frame of memestudies

Before the panel discussion in Paris the full version of the film The Story of Technoviking will be presented.

January 2016
The "The Story of Technoviking" is presented in the feature length film at the Creative Commons Festival on January 30th, 2016 in Madrid, Spain
On invitation by Andreu Meixide

October & November 2015
The Technoviking Archive will be presented at

the exhibition Monitoring at Kasseler Dokfest
Exhibition from November 11 to 15, 2015

and at the exhibition RE_MANU_FACT of Festival Digitalia in Szczecin
Exhibition from October 23 to November 30, 2015
On invitation by Regina Tetens & Felix Hardmood Beck

"The Story of Technoviking" will be shown at the 12th Biennale for media art at the museum for contemporary art in Santiago de Chile on October 13th.
On invitation by Enrique Rivera
AND
in Stockholm, Sveden on October 29th at Fabel Kommunikation
On invitation by Max Valentin

August 2015
The "The Story of Technoviking" is presented in a lecture at Bethanien on 8.8.
and as the feature length film at Spektrum on 9.8. within the frame of
A GAME OF YOU: Into the Social Media Vortex by the Disruption Network Lab
On invitation by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Gabriel S Moses

April - July 2015
The Technoviking Archive is presented at Motorenhalle in Dresden in the exhibition "Digital // Analog: Indifferenz" from 22.04.-04.07.2015
On invitation by Denise Ackermann
Free entry


On May 30th the film "Advanced Guide to XXXXXX" will be presented at Backup-Festival in Weimar.

On June 3rd the film "The Story of Technoviking" will be shown at Motorenhalle with the option for a discussion with the film maker.
Moderation by Denise Ackermann
Free entry


On July 2nd the film "The Story of Technoviking" will be shown at HEK in Basel followed by a discussion.

Berlin film festival achtung berlin
shows The Story of Technoviking on April 16+17, 2015

November 2014
Parts from the Technoviking-Archive are on show at the exhibition Dimensions Variable # 2014 in mo.ë, Vienna, Austria from 18.- 23. November 2014; selection by Christoph Höschele

Lecture on YouTube - Performance today at the Kunsthalle in Merano, Italy on 28.11.2014; on invitation by Hannes Egger

Filmscreening Buscam No.2 will be part in a film program at the
The Biennale of the Moving Image Buenos Aires (BIM) in Argentina
from 20-30 November 2014; selection by Ioannis Savvidis

October 2014
Premiere poetry shortfilm "Love in times of the EU" at the 7th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival; 16.10. – 19.10. 2014 at Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, Berlin
www.zebra-award.org

September 2014
Preview and lecture about the film The Story of Technoviking within the frame of the exhibition Eternal September in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 2.9.2014 at 18:00 in Aksioma

August 2014
FM-Biography at the 2nd Long Night og the Berlin Film Festivals on
23. August 2014 – at ZUKUNFT :: Ranch in Ostkreuz Berlin
Screenings at 20:30 in Kino 4 & at 01:40 (24.8.) in Theatersaal

May 2014
FM-Biography at backup festival in Weimar.

März 2014

FM-Biography with live sounds on March 21. 2014 at Contemporary Art Centre Thessaloniki (CACT) and on March 30. 2014 at Roten Salon der Volksbühne in Berlin and at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens, Greece.

January 2014

Screening of The World's Simile in ONE SHOW on Friday 17 January at 6.30pm at Kobo in Undine/Italy, invited by Chiara Moro
more info

Lecture on the Story of Technoviking at festival Stuttgarter Filmwinter on Saturday, January 18th in Stuttgart
more info

lecture on Youtube as archive & Video Memes on 20.1. in the context of the workshop Konsumobjekte im bewegten Bild, Bildkonsum und Bildproduktion at institute for art & education of Goethe-University Frankfurt.

November 2013
FM-Biography is Film of the Month November at the Open Screenings. Read the interview in German here

Oktober 2013
Lecture on 1.10.13 at ihe International Conference Innovative, Open and Economically Sustainable Models of Creative Production within the panel The Limits of Open – The Limits of Law, organised by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) in Athens, Greece

Werkleitz Jubiläumsfestival 2013 Utopien vermeiden shows a selection from the Technoviking-Archive
12-27.10. in Halle/Saale, Germany

Technoviking Transmedia is part
SIMULTAN FESTIVAL #9 | 'Necunoscut Popular'
10-12 oct. 2013 Timisoara, Romania

FM-Biography will be shown at the Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2013 in the Indie Cork Festival of Independent Cinema

FM-Biography will be shown within the program Poetic Encounters at the Conradfestival in Krakow, Poland on 27.10.2013 at 4 PM
Adress: Arteteka Wojewódzkiej Biblioteki Publicznej w Krakowie,
ul. Rajska 12

At the Doc-Fest-Leipzig Matthias Fritsch will talk on October 30 at a panel on privatisation of reality.


September 2013
Exhibition of Music from the Masses as a big installation with all 250 music videos in the framework of Risk Society at MOCA, the Museum for contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan.
Curated by Melanie Bono, opening on 14.9.13
Exhibition until November
introduction

Lecture The right to share on 16.9.13 at the National University of the Arts in Taipei.

August 2013
Exhibition Und alle so yeah! – Die vulgäre Avantgarde shows excerpts from the Technoviking-Archiv on invitation by Alain Bieber at Haus für elektronische Künste Basel on 24.08.2013.

June 2013
Lecture on June 13th, 2013 in Künstlerhaus in Wien beim EU XXL FORUM 13 - Conference of European Film, Media & Policy

Lecture on 14.6. at Symposium Social Media & Science of the Projektverbund Initiativen 2.0 at TU-Berlin, 15:30 - 17:00 in Fraunhoferstr. 33 nearby Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Berlin

Premiere of the new short film FM-Biography on June 14th, 2013 22:00 at Akadiemie der Künste am Hanseatenweg in Berlin.
Details

May 2013
4 May-  9 June: exhibition Working Voices Bogota at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Columbia, concept: Harm Lux

April 2013
Exhibition of Music from the Masses at Palazzo conTemporaneo in Udine / Italy from April 12 - May 12, 2013

Lecture on images and the variety on significances on April 19th, 2013 at UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA, New Media Department, Bogota, Columbia

January 2013
CTM.13 Exhibition In That Weird Age at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien 25.1. - 3.2. 2013 shows parts from the Technoviking-Archive

October 2012
We, Technoviking is on show at SIMULTAN FESTIVAL #8 | 'The beginning of the end'
11-13 October 2012 in Timisoara, Romania

September 2012
I'll be watching you... was awarded as the best Video by the jury of Festival »extra« experimental trails.
August 30th - September 2nd, 2012 at Galerie KUB in Leipzig, Germany.

Juli 2012
I'll be watching you... is part of the program Videodrom and on show in Künstlerhaus k/haus in Vienna, Austria from 19/7 - 18/8 (organised by George and Dimitris Georgakopoulos)

I'll be watching you... is part of the exhibition "Odi et Amo" at Fundazioa Bilbaoarte (Bilbao, Spain) from July 19th to July 25th, curated by Pablo Marte

Juni 2012
Exhibition Megacool 4.0. Jugend und Kunst shows We Technoviking and Technoviking Transmedia and a Technoviking Head sculpture by Shinya Yamaoka. The show is curated by Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard.
Exhibition runs from June 14th until September 30th, 2012 at Künstlerhaus k/haus in Vienna, Austria

Participation in groupshow Zootrope at CAMP from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th of June in Athens
Curated by: Maria Luca, Panos Xenakis and Kika Kyriakakou

Short lecture and Screening on June 7th at shortcutzberlin at the  Filmkunst Bar Fitzcarraldo, Reichenberger Straße 133 in Kreuzberg, Berlin. The session starts at 8:30 pm and the screening at 9 pm.
Entrance is free.

Pecha Kucha Lecture Poetry is Mashup on June 9th 2012 at 3pm at the Academy of the Arts at Hanseatenweg in Berlin on invitation of the Poesiefestival Berlin.
Entrance is free.

May 2012
LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images shows We, Technoviking
curated by Carmen Billows, 24. – 27. May 2012 in London

Exhibition Wywyższeni. Od faraona do Lady Gagi (The Exalted. From the Pharaoh to Lady Gaga) in the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland shows We Technoviking und Technoviking Transmedia. The exhibition will last from May 16th to October 23rd, 2012
invitation by Ewa Wójtowicz

16mm installation and film Generations will be shown at Arsenal(Berlin) on May 9th at 8pm, organized by Goethe-Institut

March 2012
Music from the Masses will be shown as an installation at Goethe-Institut Athen from March 21st-26th, 2012 during the Moving Silence Festival; on March 26th the project will be presented on an open stage for live interpretations

December 2011
Premiere: Landscape No.4
at Moving Silence Event in Nikosia (Cyprus)

November 2011
Berlin Shortfilm-Festival kiezkieken
shows I'll be watching you... on November 11th, 2011

The Technoviking Archive is presented at the Convention Camp at the Hannover Fair on November 8th, 2011. Supported by EMAF and Nordmedia.

October 2011
UAMO Festival shows We, Technoviking
27.10.2011 – 30.10.2011 in Munich

“2-in-1”
The international festival of contemporary cinema in Moscow (RU)
presents a Riot video of the project Music from the Masses
from October 21st-24th, 2011

Cortopotere ShortFilmFestival
Bergamo, Italy shows I'll be watching you...
October 23rd-29th, 2011

September 2011
PIXILERATIONS [v.8]
new media festival in Providence, Rhode Island (USA)
from September 22nd-October 2nd, 2011
shows project Music from the Masses

July & August 2011

Sommeratelier GLEICH ZEIT at Shedhalle Tübingen (D) shows
I'll be watching you...
22.8. - 3.9.2011

Databodies, Networked Portraits
Exhibition at Alta Tecnología Andina – ATA, Fundación Telefónica and Museo de Arte in Lima (Peru) from July 8th - August 28th 2011

Based in Berlin
Six Weeks of Exhibitions, Talks, Performances presents We, Technoviking. Related special events:
Artist Talk on July 3rd, 2011 at 18:00 in Atelierhaus
Open Screening: July 13th, 2011 at 22:00 in Monbijoupark
based on my networking activities within the Independent Film Network Berlin since the late 90s.
Exhibition from June 8th - July 24th, 2011
Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Oranienburgerstraße 77, 10178 Berlin

June 2011
Lecture at Festival Emergeandsee on June 4th, 2011 in Berlin on the project Music from the Masses

Based in Berlin
shows We, Technoviking and host an Open Screening based on my networking activities within the Independent Film Network Berlin since the late 90s. Artist lecture on July 3rd.

May 2011
WRO 2011 Alternative Now - 14th International Media Art Biennale from May 10-15th, 2011 in Wrocław, Poland shows We, Technoviking

April 2011
Landscape No.2 will be shown as part of movingsilence at Goethe Institut Athen on April 6th 2010. Musik von Minimaximum.

Lecture about the Technoviking Archive at "ENTER: DATAPOLIS" 5th multimedia biennale 14.-17.4. 2011, Prague

February 2011
Music from the Masses takes Part in "X Freundschaftsanfragen," a group exhibition about the potential of digital social media at Kunstverein Wolfsburg. Curated by Justin Hoffmann.
Duration: February 24th - April 24th
Part of www.phaenomenale.com

January 2011
Music from the Masses is Part of "Re-generation," a Selection of The Web Biennial Revealing The Poetics and Politics of Net Art selected by curator Dr. Marcus Graf.
Duration: January 20th - March 20th 2011 at PlatoArtspace.

October 2010
Impakt Festival in Utrecht shows We, Technovikng and lecture about the Technoviking Phaenomenon on October 17th

September 2010
premier of three new performances at MIR Festival in Athens:
- "Dancepiece 2" performed by Agni Papadeli Rossetou in
  collaboration with Georgis Sakelariou, Stathis Crisidis & NatryX
- "Landschaft 3" performed by NatryX & ACTE VIDE
- "Riot" performed by Lambros Pigounis
The events take place on September 13 & 14 at 9pm in About

Inter-cool 3.0 showes video "We, Technovikng" from 17th Sept - 28th Nov 2010 in Dortmunder U (former Union Browery)

June & July 2010
Video "Hidden" takes part in Chem Tamirs programm "Anticipation", at the Mobile Archive exhibition at Stacion Center for Contemporary Art in Prishtina, Kosovo from June 28 - July 24

Web Biennale shows Music from the Masses at #wb10 - anticensor
gallery 3 - Michael Jackson Pavillion
- curated by Dimitrios Fotiou hosted by Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, iS.CaM

April & May 2010
Events with Moving Silence in Prague and Athens

Music from the Masses takes part in exhibition Mash Up at EMAF in Osnabrück April 21st - May 23rd 2010 at Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche
Lecture on Artist Strategies for Web 2.0 on April 22nd at EMAF

February 2010
Activities at transmediale.10 in Berlin:
Performance "Landschaft 2"; Moderation & Conception of Panel "Art 2.0"; Participation in Panel "Free Culture Incubator"

January 2010
Online / Offline Exhibition of Stuttgarter Filmwinter in Stuttgart:
Music from the Masses


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