Schmiede 2011 is over! With a relaxing cruise back to Munich on a sunny Sunday evening, the two attendees of the boiler crew (as in Bartellow & tom2k) made it home safely. Minds still blown, with big smiles on their faces and tons of new inspiration we say thank you Schmiede!
As most of you probably don’t know what Schmiede is, here’s some words on the ten-day media & arts festival. Taking place in a little town called Hallein, a half hour south of Salzburg (Austria), this event is thought of as a playground for artists from all sorts of directions and categories: music, visual art, acting, media art, clothing, and many more. There are no actual borders when it comes to disciplines. Settling down in a big old factory mill, the attendees have a chance to get in contact with each other and work on projects together. All the results are then presented on the last day, when the event gets opened up to the public. Besides this it’s obviously an amazing space to meet & have a good time with like minded people.
This year’s motto was “Chaos Creates Strucutre”, and hey, worked out really well! After more than a week of hassle (and lots of chaos), the old industrial complex had turned into a big museum full of amazing art, the building itself into a huge cinema screen. Here are some visual impressions from the event, if you wanna know more, check out the Schmiede website.
Thank you all for the good times & see you next year!