A.K.A (also known as) 2004, Berliner Kunstprojekt
Matthias Mayer aka Mo Magic
Sunny Im & Patrick Jambon
Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
A.K.A. (also known as) is a groupshow that aims to experiment and play
with the displacement of authorship and the question of (mis-) interpretation.
The rules of the show are the following: Each artist makes a description
of at least one work (s)he wants to realize for this show (there is no
production budget). The description of the project can be as loose or
as precise as (s)he wants. Then we make a tombola out of the ideas and
each artist realizes the idea (s)he pics up. The tombola serves as a starting
point to produce new work for its owners. The tombola took place on Wednesday
21 st. of april at Freienwalder Str. 32. After the tombola, some artists
exchanged ideas between each other in order to create a more comfortable
working situation. This reflected the fact of selecting only ideas that
are somehow good enough regarding one's own work. The project aims to
become a challenging test, disturbing common working methods and the artist‘s
Ego in favour of collaborative creative processes, including the possibility
of cheating and misunderstanding. The result of the show is therefore
uncertain, and this diagram aims to map the movement of the original idea
towards its final destination person. (Quotation from the AKA diagram)
To download the original printable diagram (A0 poster, 160 KB), please
go to this webpage:
Pictures from the opening
Ilia Kitup's idea – realized by Jesper Alvaer
COMIC ZOOM - 2
This is Part 2 of the exhibition shown in Berliner Kunstprojekt in 2003.
The artist presented works by 13 comic artist, 10 of which never existed
and were hidden behind fake names. He did all the drawings himself. Now
he delegates the right to draw to another artist. What is to be done:
10 drawings (some 6 topics or more may be selected).
1. A kneeled man in suit with a tie is moving/playing with a toy car.
Text below: TO AND FRO
2. A man in a suit with a tie, smiling.
Text below: OUR ZORRO.
3. A futuristic car is rushing forward.
Text below: TO THE FUTURE!
4. A middle-aged woman (a farm-worker) with a headscarf on her head is
surrounded by smiling pigs. The pigs give her a car for good work at the
Text below: THANK YOU, MA'M!
5. An old shabby and crooked factory with smoking chimneys.
Text below: MORE CHEAP QUALITY GOODS!
6. A wery tall, 16-store house is marching.
Text below: ONE, TWO, THREE - RUB A DUB!
7. A wery long, 3-store house is walking on 4 legs.
Text below: KEEP ON WALKING!
8. A fat robot with a tape-recorder on his shoulders is winking to a pretty
girl who is smiling on
Text below: LET'S DANCE, CHIC!
9. A wery tall thin robot is waving a huge hammer.
Text below: HIT IT ALL, MAN!
10. An artist wearing a beret is standing by his easel, armed with brushes
and pencils, ready
Text below: MORE PROGRESSIVE ART NOW!
The drawings should be enlarged up to A3 format (coloured paper) on a
copying-machine. The artist should choose a point/detail on every drawing
and zoom i.e. enlarge them TWICE on A3 formats.
Jesper Alvaer asked different artists from Prague to realize the task
given by Ilia Kitup: From left up: 1) Vladimir Skrepl 2) Jan Turner 3)
Josef Bolf 4) Kakalik 5) Tomas Vanek 6) Radek Macke 7) Petr Pisarik 8)
Ondrej Chrobak 9) Ivan Mecl 10) Isabela Grosseova The selection of A3
size zoomed details was realized by Christoph from the copyshop, around
Avdey Ter-Oganian's idea – realized by Ondrej
TOWARDS THE OBJECT - 3
This is a remake of a performance, executed by the artist in 1992 in Tryokhprudny
Gallery, Moscow. The artist gave up drinking 6 years ago that's why he
can't do this performance any more and thus he would be glad to delegate
this right to another artist. What is to be done:
1. The artist should come to the a.k.a opening at 19:00 being already
2. He should bring a good suply of alcohol (preferably vodka) so as to
be drinking heavily during the whole opening time
3. While drinking he should behave merrily, talking to people, joking
with girls, dancing and singing.
4. By the closure time (22:00) the artist should get SO drunk that he
falls asleep on the floor of the gallery.
5. Avdey will provide all the drinks and will transport the drunken artist
home by taxi and put him to bed.
Ondrej Brody fulfilled his task and was found inconscious in the bathroom
of the gallery.
Richard Schütz's idea – realized by Illya
Subject: prima suggestive gash pollock caucasion skittle diffusion disambiguate
lengthy interpolatory danbury riot apropos
BRERAST SUCLCESS euridyce chatty dollop amuse inception pneumatic picofarad
debug culver riverside aphorism cub yorktown duquesne precinct girl branch
canton lawgive rankle fluency cubbyhol archipelago stalin site black cuddle
spearmint cellular mongolia ingest toolkit windshield multiply storyboard
Illya Chickan showed a series of photos taken in Chernobyl with 2 actors
wearing antiradiation suits and staging a porn film.
Illya Chichkan's idea – realized by Ilia Kitup
Ilya Kitup made a „pairat vidio“ and a series of photopied
comic drawings with quotes from the porn.
Tere Recarens's idea – realized by Matthias Mayer
aka Mo Magic
You should make a disguise for you like the Fernsehturm von Alexander
Platz, and gehe to the Funkturm.
There you should take some diapo?! documents with tourist people and you
in disguise. Minimum 22 fotos and after make a chois (?) as you like.
Mo Magic fullfilled his homework very consciously.
Ondrej Brody's idea – realized by Kristofer Paetau
Just make a sexual statement. Everything is about sex anyway.
Kristofer Paetau asked his friend Tammo Sachs (on the picture) to provide
him with appropriate drawings. He then redrawed them and framed them in
golden frames. He failed to hang the last picture because of the poor
quality of the walls.
Sergej Voronzov's idea – realized by Lars Ramberg
Die Palette von diversen Begriffen und Bilder, die zum "SWEET HOME"
passen, ist breit und grill, von dem amerikanischen Kitsch in Nachkriegszeiten
bis zur Abstraktheit der Nostalgie, von der kindlichen Träumen bis
zur Begierde des menschlichen Körpers.
SWEET HOME als Konglomerat der verschiedensten Vorstellungen.
Technik un Genre - Frei.
Lars Ramberg came up with an installation made from old table cloths of
his assistant Frank Scholz‘s grandmother. The work functioned as
a border within the exhibition.
Jesper Alvaer's idea – realized by Richard Schütz
I will not take part in this show.
Richard Schütz originally purchased / exchanged his task from Mo
Magic for a box of beers and (mis)interpreted his task by turning his
participation into a dialectical statement.
Kristofer Paetau's idea – realized by Avdey Ter-Oganyan
Pretend to be somebody else
Avdey Ter-Oganyan usually copies other artists. For the exhibition he
decided to copy his own paintings from the 80‘s.
Lars Ramberg's idea – realized by Sergej Voronzov
Steal a work fro the show and put the blame on somebody else.
Send out a pressrealease
Sergej Voronzov (on the picture) showed a great deal of consideration
by stealing a part of his old friends Ilia Kitup‘s work, which remained
without the stolen part during the whole show.
Mobile Karaoke by Sunny Im and Patrick Jambon
The mobile karaoke created a weird atmosphere at the opening. Since the
music wasn‘t very loud, the singing voices dominated the space.