Tim Berresheim in the Kunstverein für Die Rheinlande und Westfalen - More ‘Digital Sweat’

Tim Berresheim 

Installation view Auge und Welt, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2014 
Center: Aspettatori crapulent I (Auge & Welt), 2014, foto mounted on dibond, framed, 240 cm x 180 cm
 Courtesy Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

If you step by the Kunsthalle these days to see the Thomas Ruff exhibition, you also shouldn’t miss what’s going on on the first floor exhibition room of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen. Aachen-based artist, Tim Berresheim, is showing Eye and World - anonymously set, digitally modelled figures that are placed before reduced, neutral backgrounds. Berresheim uses these as human canvases, draws and sketches on them and converts the figures that are made with the 3D-graphic programme ‘Cinema 4D’ back into a two-dimensional artwork by printing them out life-sized. 

View on the installation ‘Eye and World’
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2014
Middle: Aspettatori bugged out I (Auge & Welt), 2014
Photo on Dibond, framed, 240 cm x 180 cm
Courtesy Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Berresheim‘s opulent visual production shares one commonality with Ruff’s – the ‘digital sweat’ that ran whilst manufacturing the work. Both artists benefit from the possibilities of digital technology and then they go beyond, exceeding the potential. While Ruff’s works focus on the functions and possibilities of light, Berresheim is more interested in the moment of seeing and perceiving. His combination of digital technology, 3D-modelling, printing, handwriting and sketching are meant to question the conventions of defining a picture. What is the frame? What are the surroundings? 

Berresheim’s works are aligned on the wall, embedded in a wallpaper, and yet, they have an arresting 3 dimensionality to them. Entering the room is like stepping into the studio of a tattoo-artist collecting ideas for his first full-body-cover. Even the artist himself – who also creates music – is tattooed all over, as if he could hop into one of his very own pictures the very next second ... check out his great website here.

‘Eye and World’
September 20 – January 11

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen
Grabbeplatz 4
40213 Düsseldorf

Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday 11am - 6pm
Entry: €6  Concessions €3  Young people under 18 free
Free entry between 6pm and 8pm every last Thursday of the month

Alina Valient 

‘Knitting Peace’ and more at the düsseldorf festival!

With one of their visually most impressive shows, this year’s ‘düsseldorf festival!’ blew you away at half time! ‘Knitting peace’ is the name of the piece that kept visitors breathless for three nights of the festival. The Swedish ensemble ‘Circus Cirkör’, a project that has run for over 16 years now, and has been enjoyed by over 1.2 million people, presented their latest production of four artists and two musicians, sounding out the borders of theatre and contemporary circus. Exploring the genre of knitting, the artists played on - and above - the main festival marquee staging and fulfilled the first part of the show’s name by actually knitting part of the entwined stage set live before the audience's eyes. 
But if you were looking for 'peace', the grand Festival Marquee on the Burgplatz was not the right place for you. Vigorous moves and risqué tricks between thin ropes and knotted, knitted spiderwebs, together with the combination of violin and melancholiac, rocky electric sounds created a taught atmosphere in the tent. The acrobats, dressed in white or black, crawled, rolled, balanced, climbed and unicycled over the stage, reminding me of silkworms caught in their own nets, constantly building and destroying their cocoons.

Cirkus Cirkör
© Mats Bäcker

The festival runs until September 28 and is definitely worth checking out. Just as ‘Circus Cirkör’ blurs the lines between dance theatre and classic acrobatic circus, the düsseldorf festival! offers a wide range of concerts, dance, theatre, readings and everything in between; bringing together and eloquently crossing the lines of arts and culture.

Cirkus Cirkör
© Mats Bäcker

Highlights for the following week at the düsseldorf festival!

If you enjoy contemporary circus, you might find the Aurélien Bory & Compagnie 111 production ‘Sans objet’ interesting. Their ‘Pas de Trois for Robots and Acrobats’ will be on in the grand festival marquee from September 23 - 25 at 8 pm. 

The interplay of violin and electronic sound, is presented with the ‘Inside Partita’ of Midori Seiler & Friends in the tanzhaus nrw.
The mix of performative concert and electronic sound installation can be seen for two days on September 23 and 24 at 7.30pm. Even for fans of BreakDance and Indian Kathak the düsseldorf festival! has something to offer. If the combination of modern dance and hiphop does it for you, Kader Attou & Compagnie Accrorap bring their 'Vision of Mankind Dancing' to the Festival Marquee on the Burgplatz for Friday 26 and Saturday 27. The German premiere of their production ‘The Roots’ will be on at 8pm.

Those who want to join the peaceful knitting revolution, please feel free to join the urban knitting project of the Mülheim-based designer Nora Peters, who, accompanying the festival and sponsored by the ‘Industrieeterrains Düsseldorf-Reisholz AG’, knitted her colourful woollen artworks round the pillars of the IDR-car park at the Carlsplatz. So if you can – join the knitting operation and knit for peace – or anything else that keeps you inspired!

düsseldorf festival!
September 10 - 28
Festival Marquee on Burgplatz 
and numerous venues around town

Alina Valient 

Win at the Düsseldorf Expats Welcome Day 2014

Every person who comes to the Expats Welcome Day at the NRW-Forum on September 19 will have the chance to win some great prizes welcoming you to the city of Düsseldorf:

The Düsseldorf Photo Weekend is offering:
The Duane Michels dvd "The Man Who Invented Himself"
5 x Düsseldorf Photo Weekend posters
1 place on the English tour of the Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2015

10 x tickets for the HopOn HopOff City Tour Bus
10 x 72 hour DüsseldorfCards
2 x bike/skate helmets by Nuthouse and 2 x inline skating courses from Rollnacht

Skaters at the Rollnacht

A 12 week business course in English at the English Language Forum
A 12 week German for Expats course at the English Language Forum

A French course at Institut français Düsseldorf and a voucher for the library
A twice a week, 4 week, evening German course at Sprachcafé

The Museum Kunstpalast is offering 3 x entry for 2 persons to the museum plus 3 beautiful full colour house catalogues
Entry for 2 is also offered by:
The  Stadtmuseum
The Film Museum 
The Heinrich Heine Institute
The Goethe Museum

The Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft e.V. is offering:
2 tickets to the Indian Light Festival in the Ratinger Townhall
2 x subscriptions to their magazine 'Indien Aktuell'

2 vouchers for either a tour or excursion with the volunteer organisation Düsseldorf-aktiv

2 tickets to a performance at the düsseldorf festival!
2 tickets to the most popular opera Tosca at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Dentists John & Chanteaux are giving away an electric toothbrush

RhineBuzz is giving away a signed copy of Düsseldorf photographer and World Press Photo winner, Horst Wackerbarth's "Here and There"

On the Ring Road Near Frozen Lake
Stemmulon, Iceland, 2003
@Horst Wackerbarth

And one free entry to the exhibition and English tour of the photography exhibition Joel Meyerowitz at the NRW-Forum

O'Reilly's the popular Irish bar, has just moved location in the Altstadt. They have given 2 x €50.00 vouchers for food and drink at the new bar

JUST COME IN! 3 x catalogues and 3x2 entry to the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf for the Thomas Ruff exhibition opening on Saturday!

Many, many thanks to all who have contributed!

düsseldorf festival!

The düsseldorf festival!a celebration of the performing arts hosted at numerous locations throughout the city, including churches, banks and the familiar Festival Marquee on Burgplatz, kicks off on September 10.

New for this year will be a projection by Japanese/German visual artist Kanjo Také who has created a visual extravaganza of the world which will be projected onto the Festival Marquee.
On September 10, 13 and 19 balloons will rise from the projected images into the night sky, and should you be lucky enough to catch one with a voucher attached - take it along to the box office in the marquee, for charmingly, you will have won a seat at one of the alluring performances to come!

Fado, Irish dance music, big brass bands, contemporary circus, jazz, new turns on absolute classics and so much more await the audiences which have been flocking to the well established festival for many years now.

RhineBuzz has two tickets to give away for the intriguing performance of force, man, machine and music: 
To win send me an email at win@rhinebuzz.com and tell us whay you would like to see this performance. The best answer to reach us by September 19 wins and will be announced here and on the RhineBuzz facebook page.

düsseldorf festival!
September 10 - 28
Festival Marquee on Burgplatz 
and numerous venues around town