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Contact & Impressum

  Matthias Fritsch lives and works in Berlin.
He studied Media Art at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG) in Germany and Film, Fine Art and Curating at Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), New York State, USA. Has made several short and long movies, and media-based installations. He strongly believes in the freedom and accessibility of art, culture and ideas. Most known as originator of one of the early Internet video memes "Technoviking" his recent documentary film "The Story of Technoviking" got more than a million clicks.

For the last decade Fritsch focused on the digital communities formed within internet video platforms and examined their importance in the formation of the contemporary cultural production. Correspondingly, his works are not only shown in an art context, but he also uses other platforms and distribution channels. In the last years he shifted his main interest from the recycling of media in online communities towards real materials and ecological processes. He is experimenting and developing systems for the circulation of real matter, recycling, fermentation, urban food & soil production.

Since 2010 Fritsch is the artistic director of the annual Moving Silence events in Greece and Cyprus. He also organizes other international events within this platform for contemporary silent film. The platform for contemporary silent film Moving Silence was founded in 2009 by Marco Brosolo and Matthias Fritsch.


 
Awards and Grands
(selection)
2012 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2006-2009 
2005-06 
2005 
2005 
2003-2005 
2003 
2001 
First Prize at Festival »extra« experimental trails, Leipzig
ZKM Stipendium (Germany)
Diploma in Media Art "With Commendation" for Exhibition Series "Art Jockey"
Grand Prize "Gregor" at internationale Kalenderschau (Germany)
Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (Germany)
Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium (Germany)
Grande Premio at Video Lissboa (Portugal)
Best Video at „EXis" (Seoul, South Korea)
Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (Germany)
German-Next-Generation award at „sehsüchte" (Potsdam, Germany)
Best Film at San Gio (Verona, Italy)
 
E
xhibitions & Art Events
(selection)
2017 
2016 
2015 
2014 
2013 
2012 
2011 
2010 
2009 
  
2008 
2007 
2006 
2004 
2003 
Ausstellung "Waffle falling over" im Wolfsburger Kunstverein
Screenings & discussions in Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), CCCB & MACBA (Barcelona) 
Monitoring, Kunstbahnhof/Stellwerk (Kassel, Germany)
Biennale of the Moving Image Buenos Aires (BIM) in Argentina
Risk Society, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (Taiwan)
Megacool 4.0. Youth & Art, k/haus (Vienna, Austria)
Based in Berlin, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark (Berlin, Germany)
Mashup, exhibition at Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche (Osnabrück, Germany)
Art Jockey, three consecutive Solo-Exhibitions in three cultural Institutions:
ZKM, Badischer Kunstverein, Kunstraum: Morgenstrasse (Karlsruhe, Germany)
eLandscapes, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (Shanghai, China)
art_clips, ZKM | Medienmuseum (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Elektronenströme, Kunstmuseum (Bonn, Germany)
Kunstfilm Biennale, Museum Ludwig (Cologne, Germany)
Transat Video (Caen, France)
 
Lectures and Teaching (selection)
2017 
2016 
2015 
2014 
2013 
  
2012 
2011 
2010 
  
2009 
2008 
  
2006-2008 
 
various film workshops with children & adults in Berlin & Athens (Greece)
leadership holiday camp photo workshop for Neukölln & refugee kids from Berlin
lecture at Künstlerhaus Bethanien/Berlin, various film workshops with children & adults
lecture at Stuttgarter Filmwinter & Goethe-University Frankfurt (Germany)
lectures at ECT Athens (Greece), Nat. University of the Arts (Taiwan),
Nat. University Bogota (Columbia)
lecture at Poetryfestival at Academy of the arts, Hanseatenweg (Berlin, Germany)
lectures at Emergeandsee, Based in Berlin (Berlin, Germany), ISEA (Istanbul, Turkey)
lectures at EMAF (Osnabrück, Germany) and IMPAKT Festival (Utrecht, NL),
Conception and Moderation Salon Talk "Art 2.0" at transmediale.10 (Berlin)
among others lectures at CineFantom (Moskau, Russia), ISEA (Belfast, UK)
Dokfest / Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Kunstmuseum (Bonn), Interfiktion (Kassel)
Seminar Leader at the HfG-Karlsruhe in cooperation with
Mischa Kuball and Philipp Kleinmichel (Karlsruhe, Germany)
 
Networks
since 2016 
since 2009 
2008-2014 
since 2001 
2000-2005 
Activities in Thinktank NAHrungswandel
Co-founder Moving Silence - Platform for Contemporary Silent Film Culture
Initiator and Producer Music from the Masses - Platform for Music Videos
Editor and Publisher of Newsletter Independent Film Network Berlin
Organisation of monthly Open Screenings as Platform for Independent Film in Berlin
 
Filmography
(selection)
2017 
2015 
2013 
2011 
2010 
2006 
2005 
2004 
2003 
2001 
2000 
Honeybee á la carte (7min, Dokumentarfilm)
The Story of Technoviking (90min, documentary)
FM-Biography (7min, Poetry-Film in versions)
Datacam No.3 – I'll be watching you... (13:20 min, video)
We, Technoviking
(9:30 min, found-footage video, Internet research 2007-2010)
Odyssey 2003 (68 min, documentary with fictional elements)
The World's Simile (57 min, cinematic journey)
The Moths to the Light (18 min, poetic film)
M (4 min, short-film)
Buscam No.2 (3 min, experimental video)
Kneecam No.1 (aka Technoviking on YouTube, 4 min, experimental video, Internet meme)
 
Installationworks
(selection)
2017 
2009-17 
2008-14 
2008 
2007 
2006 
2006 
2005 
2003 
City and Birds (Loop)
Technoving Archive (Archive, Internet research since 2007)
Music From The Masses
(open video series, as installation and for Web2.0)
Parallaxen (series of 360 degree video-panoramas)
Crashed Tower (sculpture, video)
Mastermax (monitor, public space)
Perfect Moment (videography)
Greek Story (panorama / film installation)
The World's Shortest Video (VHS Player, installation)
 
Performances
(selection)
2013 
2011 
2010 
  
2009 
Music from the Masses (live performances in various intern. festivals & exhibitions since 2008)
Landscape No.4 (music performances after Videoscore)
Dance Piece No.2 (collaborative Dance-Video-Music Performance, 30min)
Landscape No.2 & 3 (music performances after Videoscore)
Landscape No.1 (music performances after Videoscore)
 
Contact
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