Christian Graupner, Media Artist

Short Biografy & selected works

...born in Rastatt, Germany, studied graphic arts in Pforzheim. Worked as visual artist ( and recording artist since 1980 in Berlin. Released a numberous of records and CDs ( Sound designer, music composer/producer for TV, movies, theatre and radio plays. Director of numberous music clips. Name giving co-founder of 'Club Automatique. In 2000 he and Nils Peters formed the independent artist group and production company Humatic. ( to create innovative media concepts, projects and software tools.
CG has been Guest lecturer at German & Suisse Universities and guest artist at ZKM, Center for Art& Media , Karlsruhe

CG uses his latest work to explore the practices and myths around pop and contemporary music and combines multiscreen videos and multichannel sound with partly machine- partly user-controlled 'humatic' interfaces and mechanisms. His recent sculptural / media work includes gambling machines and asian mojo figures, feedback guitars and beatbox-like vocal- & dance performances. In processing visual and audio material, he not only uses and adapts available computer programs but also uses the developments coded by his project collaborators. His work has been shown and performed worldwide.

2014 -15
Realisation of FeeedBack 5 for GLOBALE 2015 Coproduction between HUMATIC and ZKM Center for Art & Media Karlsruhe
PendulA project with composer Todor Todoroff at Cinema Marivaux Bruessels

MNM stage version. Performances with DJ Mieko Suzuki at Bethanien Art Space / Pandamonium Group show and ZKM Center for Art & Media Karlsruhe

NMN  NoMoreNukes Cat product & activism, global events
MNM , multi channel audio video installation from H.RP series (Humatic Re-Performing )
Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention

BorderLands Multimedia project, ZKM in co-operation with T.Todoroff (B)

Showings in National Arts Center Tokyo, Japan EMPAC, Troy/NY/ USA * Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria, etc Guthman's Musical Instruments Award , Georgia Tech Institute, Atlanta, USA
MindBox @ Sicily Italia 7th uva grapes Catania contemporary festival
'Participation at Parahouse 12 Berlin / electro opera / x-op network

Pre premiere of two installations MindBox and Don't Dance Cynet Art Dresden

Tactim video installation with Gwendaline Bachini , Hotel des Arts Toulon (F)

various media installations for children at Sensapolis science center sindelfingen

TOUCH Installation Project with Choreographer G Bachini (F)
DOP, Documentation for Dance Media Piece 'Quartet' by Margie Medlin, London
Interni Design Exhibition Milano (I)
Sculpture Project's Muenster (G) realisation of Guy Ben-Ner's video installations.
CineDance Interactive Media Dance Performance, Festival trailer CynetArt Dresden, CineDance Presentation at Monaco Dance Forum.
Video Scenography for 'Pornographia' State Theater Dresden &  'e_moments', variete show Chamaeleon Theatre Berlin,
2 Lives Left automatic clubbing event/ installation at Tesla Berlin
'Radio G' automatic clubbing (VJ-installation).Welgate (RFID trigerd hello-machine), prototypes
re-machine exhibition , Neurotitan Berlin, 2Lives Left, interactive video Installation
2 Lives Left, Automatique Clubbing, at Cynet Art Festival , Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden
Consulting for European MEDIA Plus projects (sagas writing interactive fiction)
'Heptameron' Bienale Munich (interactive opera by G. Winkler & ZKM, interactive video scenography
Cynet Art Festival Dresden: 'Crosscomplex0.9' networked interactive environment to be navigated by visitors presence and movement (with Tenteki, Zurich).
KafkaFragment, (C.Frosch) , film soundtrack
foundation of Humatic, media artist group and production company
award winning radio play 'the Crash' (Der Absturz) by Nikolei Koslowski, soundtrack
'Club Automatique', Bauhaus Dessau, Ostranenie Project with M.Kosnik(SL), G. Couty (F) J. Bigot (F) & others, Interactive audio-visual environment.
Participation Transmediale Festival Berlin with Rotraut Pape (D) Soundtrack for 'Not Just Water' 30 min Video
TV jingle soundtracks for Viva TV, Deutsche Welle TV, Premiere TV and others
'Masa', 'Total Theraphy', True Story, Angel's lust, music video clips in Tokyo & Berlin, collaborations with Alex Hezog & Christian Frosch
Deutschfieber , Border Frenzie, Filmsoundtrack
'Sladek& die schwarze Armee', 'Perser', 'Fruehlingserwachen', theatre music with members of 'Einstürzende Neubauten' at state theatres Düsseldorf, Bonn, Berlin
'Lost in Music' , ZDF Arte, TV documentary 15 episodes, sound design & audio mixing
filmsoundtrack: 'No Frank in Lumberton' makin'off/ documentary of D.Lynch's Blue Velvet' by Peter Braatz
electronic music, numberous records & CDs & Live Performances, electronic music group ' Boom Operators' , VOOV
multitude of exhibitions & performances, perfomance art group 'toter sanitaeter' (engl 'dead ambulance man')
Concert for eleven pianos,

various musical instruments (prototypes)

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