A former Soviet space capsule was exhibited at the Jüdische Mädchenschule in Berlin from April 4-7. The capsule, named Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat, is scheduled to be sold at auction in Brussels on May 7.
The 1850kg heavy device, which could carry three astronauts, went to the moon and back two times in the late 1970s. Two Sokol-KV2 Space Suits were also displayed together with the interior electronics.
Olympus invited me to test their newest mirrorless compact system camera, the Olympus OM-D, at a unique and interactive exhibition on the subject of “Space and Art”.
12 international artists created a giant interactive photography playground on 7000 m² at the Opernwerkstätten in Berlin. Visitors had the opportunity, to explore the exhibition on an exceptional journey, to push their photography skills to the next level. I could use my own camera or just rent one free of charge on site, which I did.
Welcome to the World’s largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment, with 550 exhibitors (500 in 2010) and almost 40 countries (33 in 2010) on 120.000 m² of floor space. Okay, enough with the numbers, here are the first pictures from this years press day at Gamescom Cologne 2011.
The Künstlerhaus Bethanien has a new exhibition, the Proto Anime Cut – Spaces and Visions in Japanese animation, with original drawings of the most important directors and illustrators of Japanese animated films.
The exhibition includes work by Hideaki Anno (director, Neon Genesis Evangelion), Haruhiko Higami (photographer), Koji Morimoto (director, Dimension Bomb), Hiromasa Ogura (art director), Mamoru Oshii (director, Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, Innocence) and Takashi Watabe (layout).
A fascinating journey into the world of Japanese anime artists.
The exhibition was held until the 6th of March 2011 at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kottbusser Str. 10 Berlin.
I watched the second Anime during this years Berlinale, the world premiere of Welcome to the Space Show or Uchuu Show e Youkoso / 宇宙ショーへようこ if you are more familiar with the Japanese title.
A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the children enjoy carefree days amidst unspoiled nature far away from adult supervision. But their life changes dramatically when they come across what they believe to be a small dog, badly in need of help.
The creature turns out not to be a dog at all but an alien on an important mission. It seems there is a mysterious substance on earth that is coveted throughout the universe.
The movie was produced by the same guys who brought you R.O.D -Read or Die-, Ishihama Masashi Masunari Kouji, Hideyuki Kurata and Tomonori Ochikoshi, all of them were parts of the audience.
There was only one thing I found a bit disturbing, I watched the movie in three languages, Japanese language, English subtitle and… a German translator for every single sentence and also totally emotionless.
But overall It was a really great movie with an interesting science-fiction story and cute characters.