2021-01-21 studio remains closed & master class launch
within the current lockdown situation the studio will remain closed. we announced the temporary closing back in november 2020 expecting to reopen in february. now it is clear that big productions, software renting, personal interaction among assistances and internship students does not make sense within the pandemic and the lockdown situation. piayda is recently working on new work drafts and show concepts, but no show is scheduled with a fixed date recently. the studio will remain closed until further notice.

piayda has taken up a concept which was at first announced in the news back in autumn 2018. here the idea was given to reduce producing and exhibiting for turning to consulting. now the time is up: the studio offers a digital master class, piayda will be teaching sound and vision in the context of art. the master class will be offered as a digital format using video conference tools, so you will be able to join form everywhere without any threat of the covid-19 virus. please check the studio website for applying, the master class will be free, please apply by sharing your portfolio via website link and a short statement of motivation.

please enter via sven piayda studio website

good luck!


even if the studio is closed we have updated the portfolio site and have added a first video piece and the first tableau works for 2021. updates to 2020 series have also been added. find out yourself.

svenpiayda.com/photography


sven piayda is once again in negotiations with the szeniale staff to place a video piece outside on a digital billboard for the festival period. curator nancy e. watt is recently working with the studio to pick, modify and produce the right piece for it. more soon.


the studio has been working on ‘little dancer of fourteen years’, a complex video piece which is half done. the production needs some extra software and maintenance, so the finishing of the piece is supposed to happen somewhere in the future. it was supposed to be done in 2021, it is possible that it may be even later. cross you fingers.


do you miss visiting art shows or even making them? we do. for the meantime we have updated the press kit, you can open and/or download it from the recourses section.




the multiverse memory created one year ago and was supposed to be presented within the postponed ‘needle in the multiverse’ show. it is available from the studio site but has not been exhibited or playable (it is supposed to be played!). please be patient.




without any announcement in advance and definitely surprising primal scapes and record of tides released their new collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ via zany music and distributed via bandcamp. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized euclidian pattern. michael schreiber a.k.a. primal scapes has been busy within the last weeks in illustrating the production method or even using it live via streamed performance. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/revenant-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com
recordoftides.com
primal-scapes.de


we sad to announce the postponement of the new sven piayda solo exhibition at essen-based kunstverein kunstwerden which was originally scheduled to be opened on sunday, november 8 at 4 pm. the show entitled ‘needle in the multiverse’ as curated by petra steinhardt combines multiple disciplines and aesthetic impressions. on october 21 the kunstwerden directorate has decided to close their rooms in reaction to rising infection cases of the covid-19 pandemic. the show is supposed to be opened when infection numbers go down again. the kunstverein kunstwerden and piayda considered working together back in 2013 and have scheduled a 2020 show back in autumn last year. as a result of the covid-19 pandemic a fixed opening date had not been announced as the pandemic development might have delayed announced dates. the studio has been working on this project for over a year now. during the lockdown certain sneak peeks have been posted via news and journal.




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





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2021-01-01 heavy rotation 2020: braucks, richter, schreiber, schlüsi, sturm & sp
first of all: happy new year to all of you. this year once again teaching movie director and vinyl addict dietmar sturm, global thinker and local activist grischo schlüsi as well as programmer and electronic musician michael schreiber (stage name ‘primal scapes’) - next to sven piayda - tell their favourite and most played albums of the year 2021.
we are also happy to present two new names in this category: event technology manager and podcaster chris braucks (‘natürliche ausrede’) and music nerd and musician guido richter (a.k.a. ‘kratzwerk’) are debuting their cultural review on the past year. next to their top 5 albums, a song is chosen to be the song of the year. if needed, further categories are added to the list. as you can see, 2020 forced a lot of variation in modification to come up.
we are happy to have all these guys here, this definitely the heavy rotation list featuring the most contributors since starting it in 2004. let´s see where it may take it in the years to come.

so here are this year´s contributors and their 2020 lists:

chris braucks
01 calexico – the black light
02 miles davis – kind of blue
03 jazz is dead 3 – marcos valle
04 diverse – red dead redemption 2 (soundtrack)
05 billie eilish – when we all fall asleep, where do we go?

best song: d‘angelo - unshaken
best book: steven pressfield - the war of art
best show: the expanse
best documentary: jeff orlowski – the social dilemma

guido richter
01 reflections – willow
02 northlane - alien
03 2814 – rain temple
04 ??? – Ikari-LP
05 thugwidow – ambivalent voices

michael schreiber
01 gorillaz - song machine

favourite tracks
01 noisex – and it's getting darker
02 trentemoller – never fade
03 binkbeats – the humming / the ghost
04 gorillaz ft. goldlink – severed head
05 257er – bis einer weint

best art show: thanks to covid 19 - I did not visit a single show best movie: thanks to covid 19 - I did not visit a cinema in 2020

grischo schlüsi

01 french 79 – joshua
02 romare – home
03 king gizzard & the lizard wizard – k.g.
04 agoria – drift
05 oliver tree – ugly is beautiful

top 5 singles
01 shlomo – heaven inc.
02 romare – dreams
03 dj koze – blume der nacht
04 french 79 – hometown
05 eddy current supression ring – get up morning

top 5 video conference software (sorted by frequency of usage):
01 jitsi
02 whatsapp video
03 webex
04 skype
05 zoom

dietmar sturm
01 holger czukay – on the way to the peak of normal
02 tom liwa – ganz normale songs
03 max richter – memoryhouse
04 talking heads – stop making sense
05 kxm – scatterbrain

best song: tom liwa – leute

best art show:
peter lindbergh – untold stories.
kunstpalast düsseldorf; sichtweisen – die neue sammlung fotografie.
kunstpalast düsseldorf
best films: andrej tarkovskij – solaris, mirror, stalker, nostalghia
best book: peter hein – geht so. essays

sven piayda
01 prefuse 73 – security screenings / sacrifices
02 boards of canada – hi scores / peel session
03 turner – disappearing brother (lukin orgel / a pack of lies)
04 funeral for a friend – casually dressed & and deep in conversation
05 videotapemusic – souvenir

bonus:
bon iver – 22 a million
mura masa – someday somewhere
tycho – weather
autechre – sign
nightmares on wax – smokers delight (25th anniversary edition)

best song: prefuse 73 – nuno
nightmares on wax – les nuit

best rediscovery: prefuse 73, mourning widows, kelly moran
best discovery: kelly lee owens

best art show:
K20 düsseldorf – thomas ruff
de pont museum, tilburg – ’pictures from another wall’
casino luxembourg – ben whele 'deep | dark | dank'
mudam luxembourg – anri sala ’the last resort’

best movie: christopher nolan – tenet
best show: better call saul, community, rick and morty, the mandalorian

have a good start in 2021!




without any announcement in advance and definitely surprising primal scapes and record of tides released their new collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ via zany music and distributed via bandcamp. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized euclidian pattern. michael schreiber a.k.a. primal scapes has been busy within the last weeks in illustrating the production method or even using it live via streamed performance. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/revenant-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com
recordoftides.com
primal-scapes.de


michael schreiber has directed and produced a video for the track ‘p110_fracture’. the video features the full track as featured on the album. schreiber states: ‘sometimes being a human in an urban environment feels like being part of the matrix and I start thinking of giant 3d printers creating all these monotone structures.’
watch it over at youtube.




update 2021-01-09: we are delighted to announce that the final track from ‘revenant euclids’, the current collaborative album by primal scapes x record of tides, entitled ‘p73_aic_closing’ is featured on the recent episode (#554) of the weekly sundae podcast as hosted by stefan schulz. back in august he record of tides track ‘exxa’ was already featured on episode 534 followed by two instrumentals from the ‘entertain’ album in episode 549.

syndae.de/episodes/932-episode-554
soundcloud.com/syndae/syndae-episode-554



in november 2018 the galerie treppenhaus in erlangen opened ‘hochhaus - hütte – hinterhof, der reiz des ungeliebten‘ by thomas r. hoeß, gabriella héjja and karla köhler. the exhibition featured collaborative works by karla köhler and sven piayda like the ‘granada interface’ music video for record of tides, the ‘from new york to los angeles’ series and the ‘k-city’ series. the exhibition ended in february 2019 but returned now as permanent exhibition in the first floor of galerie treppenhaus. this permanent version of the show only featured köhler´s and piayda´s ‘k-city’ series. with the ending of 2020 the group show in erlangen ended, too.
many thanks to gallery head gabriella hejja and all participating artists for having this great show together.

galerie-treppenhaus.de


we sad to announce the postponement of the new sven piayda solo exhibition at essen-based kunstverein kunstwerden which was originally scheduled to be opened on sunday, november 8 at 4 pm. the show entitled ‘needle in the multiverse’ as curated by petra steinhardt combines multiple disciplines and aesthetic impressions. on october 21 the kunstwerden directorate has decided to close their rooms in reaction to rising infection cases of the covid-19 pandemic. the show is supposed to be opened when infection numbers go down again. the kunstverein kunstwerden and piayda considered working together back in 2013 and have scheduled a 2020 show back in autumn last year. as a result of the covid-19 pandemic a fixed opening date had not been announced as the pandemic development might have delayed announced dates. the studio has been working on this project for over a year now. during the lockdown certain sneak peeks have been posted via news and journal.


back in 2015 sven piayda was asked to do an online exhibition at gallerie tellerand, a gelsenkirchen based online only gallery project. after being very sceptical at first, the studio developed a show dealing with the issues of digital presentation and reduced dimensions presented in disciplines like photography, cgi, video and sound.
the show was launched on november 1st 2015 and was extended to be shown until january 2016, featuring introduction text and conversation with gallerist michael em walter. the digital show vanished from the web and after the following show the gallery quit business. now, the gallery has updated the achieves and ‘#howdeepisyourlove’ has returned to the digital screen, you experience the virtual only show as it was drafted and presented back in 2015, see links below.
also: ‘four seasons after arcimboldo’ have been part oft he show, they are now on display as postcard versions at galerie gublia in essen.

sven piayda
# H O W D E E P I S Y O U R L O V E
galerie tellerrand, gelsenkirchen
2015-11-01 — 2016-01-31

sven piayda @ galerie tellerand
#howdeepisyourlove (archive of complete online show)
galerie tellerand




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here