artist problems…

i don´t know how much acrylic coffee i drank over the years, i was laughing so hard when my friend send me this tweet of fellow twitter artist.

have a good new week

*nat

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nat in art land 1 – the red paintings

hey artlover and music freaks, i´ve been VERY busy, so i owe you some posts, but first things first:

do you know THE RED PAINTINGS ? i wrote about them in this blog earlyer.

i stumbled over this amazing band a few years ago, my friend devi, who also is a blogger ( go here:

https://kulturrausch.wordpress.com/) saw them at whitby goth weekend two years ago

and she was like: “natascha, we have to go to see this band, they have costumes and bodypainting on stage,and the music is brilliant!”,here is a bit more about that.

so on may 20 , the red paintings had an amazing show in hamburg at monkeys music club 

and my friend devi and i went there and i was happy to live paint with the band at the show.

i arrived around 8pm at the venue, got to the merch table to be brought to the backstage area. this really is not as exciting as it sounds, just a room with some mirrors and some old couches. the band was already getting dressed, alix was doing her make up, trash was getting his glow-eyes-skirt ready and i was handed a black morph suit and a mask. YAY COSTUMES! i brought some of my own paint, but they also had some (in the process of painting i mixed them later). they had no volunteer to be the human canvas this time,but i got a big canvas right next to the stage in front of the audience. the band started playing and my “job” during the first 4 songs was to walk through the people and creep them out a little bit. thanx to the mask i was wearing, that was a lot of fun. most people back off immediately when you come near them and look weird.

the music …oh the music, this band creates such beautiful music, it was really not hard to paint with this music. the music practically painted my painting…does that make sense?

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[i got these pictures later from TRP fans via facebook (THANK YOU, you know who you are)]

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i painted a treehugging girl on a bleeding tree, don´t know where she came from…well,yes i do…she came through the music!

THE RED PAINTINGS on bandcamp:

https://theredpaintings.bandcamp.com/album/the-revolution-is-never-coming 

when i began to paint the blood dripping from the ripped roots of the tree the band stopped playing for a minute or so (it felt like forever) and trash was like: “*sigh…beautiful…let´s just stand here and watch the painting…” it was absolutely silent…i was so grateful to wear a mask,because i was smiling all around my head… it did not feel uncomfortable, it felt weird and great and i loved it ;).

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trash also loved the painting and they took it with them. i could do that every day, it was so much fun. a guy asked ME for an autograph, how weird is this?

well…if you ever hear about THE RED PAINTINGS in your town: GO THERE! they are an unbelieveable amazing band and they are currently on tour in the UK

SAT JUNE 10 GRAVESEND LEO’S RED LION
SUN JUNE 11 SHEFFIELD MULBERRY TAVERN
MON JUNE 12 BIRMINGHAM SUBSIDE
WEDS JUNE 14 DUBLIN GYPSY ROSE, IRE
FRI JUNE 16 WORKINGTON LOUNGE 41
SAT JUNE 17 WELLINGTON RAFFS BAR
SUN JUNE 18 THIRSK WILLOWMAN FESTIVAL
MON JUNE 19 NOTTINGHAM BODEGA
TUE JUNE 20 EDINBURGH OPIUM
WED JUNE 21 GLASGOW BROADCAST
FRID JUNE 23 DUNDEE RED SUIT
SAT JUNE 24 BRIDGWATER COBBLESTONE

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*love

nat

 

 

The Red Paintings `Deleted Romantic Tour 2017´

The Red Paintings UK/EU Deleted Romantic Tour 2017 official tour video… For tickets and info please visit www.theredpaintings.com

THIS BAND IS AMAZING!

i saw them the first time two years ago opening for some other bands in hamburg at the KNUST and they blew my mind. not only the music is beautiful and powerful and intelligent, the stage concept is just brilliant. for every show they ask locals to be part of the stage programme as painter and human canvas to perform bodypainting during the show.

two years ago i was part of that show, beeing the painter. i got dressed up, got a mask and got to paint my friend devi right on stage. that was a great experience.

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backstage bathroom selfie

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my human canvas

this month the red paintings will return to hamburg and i will be painting with them again. i am so happy about that and pretty excited.

They are on the lookout for artists and human canvases! Submit 3 of your best artworks or full length body photos to Email: artsubmissions@theredpaintings.com)

GERMAN TOUR:
SAT MAY 06 BERLIN, NUKE CLUB
MON MAY 08 HANOVER, BEI CHEZ HEINZ
WED MAY 10 KREFELD, KULTURRAMPE
THUR MAY 11 BIELEFELD, FORUM
FRI MAY 12 HAGEN, KUZ PRLMKE
SAT MAY 13 LUBECK, TREIBSAND
SUN MAY 14 HORIZON FESTIVAL, CROSSCLUB, PRAGUE, CZECH
MON MAY 15 REUTLINGEN, FRANZ K
TUE MAY 16 WIESBADEN, SCHLACHTHOF
WED MAY 17 MUNSTER, GLEIS 22
THUR MAY 18 LEIPZIG, MORITZBASTEI
FRI MAY 19 OBERHAUSEN, DRUCKLUFT
SAT MAY 20 HAMBURG, MONKEYS CLUB

EU TOUR:
MON MAY 22 BUDAPEST, ROBOT – HUNGRY
TUE MAY 23 BUCHAREST, HYBRID – ROMANIA
WED MAY 24 CLU NAPOCA, SHELTER – ROMANIA
THUR MAY 25 TIMISOARA, MANUFACTURA – ROMANIA
FRI MAY 26 VELIKA PLANA, DRUM – SERBIA
TUE MAY 30 MILAN, CIRCOLO SVOLTA – ITALY
WED MAY 31 BASEL, SCUBAR – SWITZERLAND
THUR JUNE 01 BELLINZONA, PIT – SWITZERLAND
FRI JUNE 02 EICHSTATT FESTIVAL, GERMANY
SAT JUNE 03 LUXEMBOURG TBC

UK TOUR:
SUN JUNE 04 LONDON DINGWALLS
MON JUNE 05 BRISTOL LOUISIANA
WEDS JUNE 07 BASINGTOKE SANCTURY
THURS JUNE 08 PLYMOUTH THE UNDERGROUND
FRI JUNE 09 CHELTENHAM FROG & FIDDLE
SAT JUNE 10 GRAVESEND LEO’S RED LION
SUN JUNE 11 SHEFFIELD MULBERRY TAVERN
MON JUNE 12 BIRMINGHAM SUBSIDE
WEDS JUNE 14 DUBLIN GYPSY ROSE, IRE
FRI JUNE 16 WORKINGTON LOUNGE 41
SAT JUNE 17 WELLINGTON RAFFS BAR
SUN JUNE 18 THIRSK WILLOWMAN FESTIVAL
MON JUNE 19 NOTTINGHAM BODEGA
TUE JUNE 20 EDINBURGH OPIUM
WED JUNE 21 GLASGOW BROADCAST
FRID JUNE 23 DUNDEE RED SUIT
SAT JUNE 24 BRIDGWATER COBBLESTONE

RUSSIA, LATIVIA, ICELAND TOUR:
TUES JUNE 27 MOSCOW
WED JUNE 28 ST PETERSBURGH
THU JUNE 29 NABAKLAB, RIGA – LATVIA
FRI JUNE 30 LIEPAJA, FONTAINE PALACE – LATVIA
SAT JULY 01 VALMERIA – LATVIA
THURS JULY 06 – ICELAND
FRIDAY JULY 07 – ICELAND

so…i hope you will take my advice…see this band!

XXX

nat

 

strange musical instruments

The Anarchestra is set up as an interactive art installation that the public gets to play. It can be tuned all to the same key making it hard to hit the wrong notes. You don’t have to be a good musician to play it. http://www.anarchestra.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/realspecialhead
http://www.specialhead.com

hey you weirdos, here is a great video of strange musical instruments, i hope you enjoy it.

*nat

 

Ahoy, my name is Rah.

Hi. I’m Rah. Rah fookin’ Hell

I’m the new one. Today I was kindly added to the New Artist Army blog by Natascha Artworx.

So let me introduce myself…

I’m a musician. My favouritest thing to do in the whole world is to play the drums and to make people dance!

I also play a bit of ukulele.

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Playing the uke at Uke Boogie Berlin. Photo by David Hawkins

I enjoy making people happy in general. It makes me happy. I like to make this scary world a little brighter so I do what I can. And I think this blog is a good opportunity to contribute at least a little.

I live in Berlin and am well connected to the music, art and comedy scene here. So I will keep you updated on all the hot shit that’s going down pretty much every day in Belin. And I’ll feed you information about events and projects all over the planet of artists that are worth checking out.

I currently play in a quirky all chicks uke rock band called Donut Heart. Nat recently wrote about a show we played with Sh…Diam in Hamburg at Linker Laden.

And about our CD release gig in October 2016.

Our album is available for streaming and to download right here on Bandcamp.

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Ad Astra Per Absurdum… This is Donut Heart.

Once a month I host an open stage called Uke Boogie at Lagari in Neukölln. As the name already gives away, it’s an open mic night for mainly ukuleles – and other instruments that aren’t guitars (it’s on every second Thursday of the month, next one: April 13. (I’ll tell you more about that in a separate blog post)).

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Poster for the upcoming Uke Boogie open mic by our Natascha Artworx

I’m also involved in the Freudian Slip Club Berlin founded by  my wonderful friend Liliana Velásquez. The Slip Club deserves a separate post sometime in the near future. Hang tight.

I’m volunteering for the NGO Sea Shepherd trying to save marine wildlife. Because when the ocean dies, we die. And mateys, it does not look promising, let me tell you that.

What else is there people could be interested in knowing about me? I’m 25 soon, I study event management at Deutsche Pop Akademie and I’m in an on-off relationship with veganism.

I grew up on a pretty remote farm near Eschwege (which is somewhere in the middle of Germany). In 2013 Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra came to my dad’s barn to play a set and party with 70 strangers in the middle of nowhere. That’s where the name Eschvegas comes from which I still like to use when I refer to my hometown. I like the irony as Eschvegas and Las Vegas could hardly be more different.

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Viva Eschvegas. Amanda Palmer on a pile of pretty people.

That’s it for now. More will be revealed as I blog, my friends.

I’m excited to get started.

All the love!

Rah

xxx

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Deep breath drum face at the Bowie Tribute Show in Lido 2016 – captured by Jan Fels