Neural Centerfold October 25th, 2009
Alessandro Ludovico of Neural was so nice to feature a picture of Common Flowers as a centerfold in the ‘Scripting Green’ issue of Neural.it. And he was also so kind to send us a copy of the fantastic magazine. Mille grazie, Alessandro. If you don’t already have one, get one. Or even better, get a subscription.
As a follow up, there is also a money shot.
Applauding Suntory’s Blue Rose October 22nd, 2009
*clap* *clap* *clap*
(the applause is deafening)
(the audience is listening)
Suntory finally presents: The blue rose.
Yes, we’ve known this for quite a while.
(Georg Tremmel, Illustration of Blue Rose, real Blue Carnation. Complete set at Flickr.)
Nice co-incident, that the flowers start to sell in Japan on Tuesday, November 3rd, this is a national holiday called ‘Culture Day’. Like any other good Culture Day, its purpose is to promote Culture and Art.
We will do our best to turn the “Culture Day” into a “Plant Tissue Culture Day”. I’ll keep you updates on my endevours getting the blue rose and I am seriously considering queueing the night before.
The rose is exactly the reason, why the Common Flowers Project ist called Common Flowers Project and not Common Carnations.
We were aware of the blue rose when we started ComFlow and wanted it to be so inclusive, that we can absorb new flower developments into the ComFlow fold. The nice things about roses are, that they are woody plants and therefore able to survive for years and decades, unlike the carnations, which last for 2 years at most.
Only thing left to do is find a protocol for propagating woody plants, and then it’s off to the queue. I really don’t want to miss this historic event.
Introducing “SUNTORY blue rose APPLAUSE” World’s First* Blue Roses Available at Last*With petals containing nearly 100% blue pigment
And of course, the “SUNTORY blue rose APPLAUSE” Webpage.
(from the Yomiuri Shinbun on 21. October 2009)
(English-speaking printed press with is usual and predictable 1 day gap: Daily Yomiuri on the 22nd October.)
ComFlow WO @ Coded Cultures / Japan October 16th, 2009
Our presentation will be at about 18h on Saturday, 17th October. Drop by if you want to know more about the Common Flowers, Flower Commons, “excorcising” DNA and about our encounter with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Health / Section for Gene-Technology (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit / Abteilung für Gentechnik).
Should be fun.
More Details from the Press Release:
CODED CULTURES – Exploring Creative Emergences
Japan Festival (Yokohama / Tokyo)
Binational Festival to explore new artistic creative Ability-Profiles within media integrated Delineation Cultures
(Official Part of Austria – Japan Year 2009)
2009.10.14 – 2009.10.18
Tokyo National University for the Arts (Yokohama / Bashamichi Campus)
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC / Bashamichi)
Club UNIT (Tokyo / Ebisu)
Talk Events: 2009.10.15 – 2009.10.16, 14:00-18:00
(Tokyo Geidai, Bashamischi Campus / Yokohama)
Opening Reception: 2009.10.16, 18:00 (Yokohama Creativecity Center)
Music Night: 2009.10.16, 23:30 (UNIT, Ebisu/Tokyo)
produced by www.minimaltokyo.com
Artist Presentations: 2009.10.17, 13:00-22:00 (Yokohama Creativecity Center)
Symposium: 2009.10.18, 13:00-20:00
(Tokyo Geidai, Bashamichi Campus / Yokohama)
CODED CULTURES is a binational festival (Austria – Japan) as part of the official »Austria-Japan Year 2009«. Its aim is to explore new artistic practices and creative ability profiles within media integrated project-cultures and digital media related arts, focusing on Japan and Europe. The main focus is to investigate the exchange of creative cultures and to give artists, curators, scientists from the field of new media related fields a platform to discuss and present their works and ideas. The festival »CODED CULTURES – Exploring Creative Emergences« is addressing questions regarding the codes of creative cultures and artistic practices, which are based on new trans-disciplinary and hybrid developments of culture and art under the conditions of a contemporary digital media-age and transformations of related artistic explorations.
5VOLTCORE (Emanuel Andel & Christian Gützer, Artists – Austria), BCL (Georg Tremmel & Shiho Fukuhara, Artists – Austria/Japan), Dominique Chen (Researcher/Producer – Japan), exonemo (Yae Akaiwa & Kensuke Sembo, Artists – Japan), Mathias Fuchs (Artist/Critic – Austria), Masaki Fujihata (Artist – Japan), Ryota Kuwakubo (Artist – Japan), Elsy Lahner (Curator – Austria), Walter Langelaar (Artist – Netherlands), Yuko Mohri (Artist – Japan), Ujino Muneteru (Artist – Japan), Ivan Poupyrev (Researcher – US), Lorenz Seidler (Artist/Researcher – Austria), Sabine Seymour (Designer – Austria), Yukiko Shikata (Curator – Japan), SHIMURABROS. (Yuka & Kentaro Shimura, Artists – Japan), Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau (Artists/Scienctists – Austria), UBERMORGEN.COM (Hans Bernhard & lizvlx, Artists – Switzerland/Austria), Hiroshi Yoshioka (Curator/Philosopher – Japan).
Common Flowers / White Out @ ORF Newton October 15th, 2009
Sorry, it’s neither in English nor in Japanese. (And I am not sure if it’s German either.)
And for that really dorky, “mad-scientist” look I had to spend 2 hours in Make Up? Well… it was well worth it.