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Jumping into 2019!

New year, new Appetite! We haven’t posted the entire 2018 but that’s not because we were sleeping. On the contrary – we’ve been busy making the storyboard, beautifully drawn by renowned animator Velislava Gospodinova . We’re looking forward to sharing some of the drawings with you once the process is complete!

Below: the new and redesigned Rabbit!

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character design appetite

Exhibition closing night

The exhibition closed on 28.09.2017 with a bang and a trippy concert by our teaser background animator Michael Schmacke’s band The Fake Masters. Thanks to everyone who supported us and ZeitZone Gallery!

Exhibition opening part 2

And some more photos from our fab opening this Saturday!

Exhibition report

Wow, this was really a great opening! We were blessed with a wonderful audience and all performances were very inspired! Thanks to everyone who came! More photos coming up…If you want to visit the exhibition, it’s open until September 28th. Contact us via our FB page to arrange a private viewing at the Zeitzone Gallery.

Installation in the making

We are making another rabbitstomach-y installation for our exhibition tomorrow at Zeitzone Gallery Berlin with Eva Garland and her little helper. And this is The Artist as an Airplane :)))) https://www.facebook.com/appetiteproject/videos/1620334591363466/

 

 

Postcards!

Our postcards are ready!  Come to the show at Zeitzone Berlin this Saturday and you can get one!

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Countdown to exhibition!

It’s coming up soon!

The date : 16.09.17 *****The place : Zeitzone Gallery, Berlin

You can see this and other APPETITE paintings, photos, an installation, work in progress and performances!

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rabbit eats being2_oil painitng by Yagama_here you can see the basis of the story in the rabbit’s digestive system

Storyboard artist

Stoked! Velislava Gospodinova, one of the best young animators in Bulgaria, will be doing our storyboard! She is the author of several internationally awarded movies such as “The Lighthouse” and “The Blood.” Check out the trailer for her newest movie, “Firebird”

You can find out more about her: velislavagospodinova.com and her FB fan page.

Appetite exhibition coming up soon!

It’s time for Appetite exhibition#2! Excited!

location: Galerie ZeitZone, Adalbertstr. 79, Kreuzberg, 10997 Berlin

duration: 15.09 – 28.09 2017
opening with performances: 16.09.2017, Saturday, 7 pm
Event on FB: https://web.facebook.com/events/109630993085624/

Works and concept by:
Yagama
Installation by Yagama and Eva Garland

Opening night performances:
World renowned contemporaty violinist Biliana Voutchkova, who is contributing her music to the APPETITE film http://www.bilianavoutchkova.net/ featuring the “I am hungry” poem read by Yagama
The Buzz Bullets – an appetizing new rock band created by APPETITE actor, drummer Lenjes Robinson, guitarist Yamirah Gercke, of Bad Ass Freaks fame, singer Nicole Kreyssel and the bassist Vivek Date. https://www.facebook.com/thebuzzbullets/

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Sky redo

This will be the new sky …

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Updating our characters

We’ve been sprucing up our character design lately and we’re almost done!

Appetite at Surrealism Today

There’s a nice little article about our project on

http://www.surrealismtoday.com/appetite/

Check it out!

All Dreams Continue in the Beyond Exhibition

If you want to see some of the APPETITE paintings by Yagama and our video teaser just drop over to Berlin before July 30th 2016 and pay a visit to Cell63 Gallery 🙂

It’s a great and dreamy show all around, definitely worth a visit!

More info: http://www.cell63.com

Appetite teaser

Have a look at the teaser to the APPETITE film.
It’s a rough sketch of how the actual film will look and feel like.

APPETITE teaser from yagama on Vimeo.

Teaser directed, produced and written by Yagama
Cast:
The Queen Dieter Rita Scholl
The Journalist Ada Kowalewski
The General Lenjes Robinson
The Banker Tomer Dotan
The Servant Fan Yun Lo

DoP Katja Fedulova
Camera Operator Peter Bromme
Camera Assistant Caleb Shoop

Art Director Yagama
Costumes Odile Hautemulle
Prop artist Michi Ukawa
Set design and props Eva Garland
Make up artist Lilly Albishausen
Costume Assistants: Tiffany Baillet, Dalia Suglia

Character design and background animation Yagama
Character animation Xenia Ort
Background animation (stomach) Michael Schmacke
Animatic Aike Arndt
Animation set assistant (stomach) Vero Manchego

Sound designer Jon Dickens
Violin Biliana Voutchkova
Flugelhorn Mathieu Pé
Improvisation on “Musique d’ameublement_ No_ 1 Tenture de cabinet prefectural” by Eric Satie
Additional foley Yagama

Editing and post production (keying) Yagama
Post production, compositing and color correction Dominik Taylor
Post production consultant Sheldon Drake

Special thanks for the support to:
Paolo Polesello
and my family
as well as Medien Werkstatt Berlin
and Rixpack Hostel Berlin
Theaterhaus Mitte
as well as Christian Sonntag for the Making of photos

expected film length: 20 min max.

Our teaser is finally ready!

Here is a still…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PRODUCER!!!

If this looks interesting, write Yagama at yagamaya@gmail.com to get the link and the password to the full teaser on vimeo.

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Animating the teaser

Our animator Xenia Ort working on bits of the animation for the teaser.

Xenia Ort at the animation table

Xenia Ort at the animation table

Animation backgrounds by Yagama. Ready for action!

Animation backgrounds by Yagama. Ready for action!

Recording the background theme

We just recorded the background theme for APPETITE’s teaser, an improvisation on a famous contemporary composer who will remain a mystery for now. With our star violin player Biliana Voutchkova and sound designer Jonathan Dickens.
violin recording for the teaser

Animating the stomach

We’ve shot the stomach animation! Here’s a little making of stopmotion with our animators  Michael Schmacke and Yagama.


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Work in progress…

This month, we’ve been preparing the animatic for the teaser, doing rough edits of the live footage and finishing the animation set. Here are some pictures of it, as work on it progresses. It will be animated using stopmotion by animator Michael Schmacke and composited with other components to create to world inside the Rabbit’s stomach.

Happy holidays :)

And an appetizing New Year to everybody!

Detail of our teaser set, shot Nov 3. 2013,  photo by Christian Sonntag

Detail of our teaser set, shot Nov 3. 2013, photo by Christian Sonntag

We shot the teaser!

We just shot the live action part of our teaser in a friendly studio in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

On the photo below -the wonderful Appetite CAST and CREW after our teaser shoot this Sunday, November 3rd! ♥

It was a special day – new moon, solar eclipse, Diwali – the Festival of Light in India, retrograde Mercury – time to finish what you started. We sure head a lot of fun during that 12 hour + shooting. Now it’s time to start on the teaser animation and post production… still a long way but we made a big step in the right direction!

Appetite crew_3.11.2013_photo by Christian Sonntag

Appetite crew_3.11.2013_photo by Christian Sonntag

Teaser shooting preparations!

We are in the process of preparing the upcoming “Appetite” teaser shoot! Some photos from our labor of love…

Thanks to Rixpack Hostel and Zu Hause EV for providing us with space to work.

Appetite exhibition finissage

Well folks, the APPETITE fundraising exhibition has come to an end. On June 7th we celebrated at the Porcelaingres Berlin space. Thanks to all who came to the show for the support and contributions and to specially to Kathy Glaess from Porcelaingres  It was great!

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Collage from our finissage by Kathy Glaess

 

Appetite Exhibition Guided Tours

For the ultimate APPETITE exhibition experience, there are guided tours through the show. The artist Yagama takes you on a trip through the intestines of our beast, giving you the lowdown on the project and how is is being developed, as well as anecdotes about her inspirations for the story. Paintings, photos and the installation will open their secrets to you, so don’t miss! Also a great chance to buy artwork in support of our film directly from the artist!

The Guided Tour dates are:

May 16th at 17.00

May 28th at 18.20

More TBC (maybe 🙂 )

The location is Porcelaingres space, Mehringdamm 55

Yagama @ the Guided tour at Appetite exhibition

Yagama @ the Guided tour at Appetite exhibition

 

Appetite Exhibition opening night photos

On May the 3rd  our exhibition opened with a bang at the Porcelaingres space in Berlin. There were three great performances, in the atmosphere created by Yagama’s rabbit and cannibalistic paintings and photos, research elements towards the film, illustrations and the stomach installation.

First, inside the tentacled visceral world of the Rabbit’s innards created by Yagama and Eva Gardner, there was an improvisational performance  with the film’s actors. The costumes were by Odile Hautemulle, props by Michi Ukawa, with Dieter Rita Scholl, Lynn Femme, Ada Kowalewski, Tomer Dotan and Stephen Patrick Hannah,  art direction and direction by Yagama.

The next performance by Grapeshade took place in another room of this beautiful space. The group plays with violin, bass and dance in and innovative and improvisational way. The members of the band present were Klaus Janeke, Ingo Reulecke, and the violin player in our film, Biliana Voutchkova.

The party ended on an idm note with our sound artist Viktor Marinov playing a dj set with his own music as Vataff Project.

It was a wonderful beginning to our project and we hope to raise some funds as well as the show goes on.

All art is available as prints of various sizes. The exhibition continues until June, so if you are in Berlin, be sure to check it out! Yagama will be announcing guided tours of the exhibition explaining the project for those who couldn’t come to the opening.T he information will appear here and www.facebook.com/appetiteproject here.

photos by Dean Zagorchinov and Yagama

Appetite Exhibition: Making of!

Preparations for the Appetite exhibitions went on for some time, it was a huge endeavor and we are very happy with the results. For weeks  Yagama, Eva Gardner, and Michi Ukawa were working on the intestines for the rabbit’s stomach and the props for the dinner table, and Odile Hautemule was preparing the costumes, while our DoP Dian Zagorchinov was helping with driving us all around. We started moving into the exhibition space on Monday and we finished on Friday, a few hours before the exhibition. We also have say thanks to Peter Gund for the table ;). Here are some photos from the making of the exhibition. The opening night photos from the performances are coming soon, stay tuned…

Appetite Exhibition Invite

The first Appetite exhibition is coming up and there will be an exciting opening event featuring performances by artists in the project. APPETITE exhibition OPENING on May 3rd 2012, starting at 19.00 at Porcelaingres, Mehringdamm 55 / Sarotti Höfe, 10961 Berlin
with performances by artists taking part in the film:
– “Appetite” improvisational performance with the cast of the film: Ada Kowalewski, Dita Scholl, Lynn Femme, Stephen Patrick Hannah, Tomer Dotan  in the roles of the Journalist, the Queen, the Servant, the General and the Banker, respectively. Set by Michi Ukawa and Eva Garland,  costumes by Odile Hautemulle,
–  Grapeshade  – improvisational music and dance performance group with the film’s violinist Biliana Voutchkova, Katharina Meves (dance), Ingo Reulecke (dance), Klaus Janek  (double bass and electronics)
– Vataff Project – deep ambient set – music by our sound designer Viktor Marinov.
This is a fundraising exhibition towards to production of the actual film. 
The show is on May 3rd -June 7th 2013
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And here is the lovely flyer by Nad Graphics.

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Appetite is now on FB

We have succumbed to the global appetite for social networking and joined the matrix … so you can follow us on our beastly journey 🙂

 https://www.facebook.com/appetiteproject

APPETITE Exhibition dates confirmed!

The APPETITE project consists of more than a film – it is a world created by means of painting, animation, performance, and music, to name just a few. We are currently preparing the first APPETITE EXHIBITION, featuring work by the Appetite crew’s  artists and musicians, and conceptualized by Yagama. We have been graciously invited to present our show at the Porcelaingres showroom , a beautiful exhibition space in the heart of Berlin’s Kreuzberg. The opening is on May 3rd 2013 and will feature performances and surprises by the Appetite project’s artists.

The show will be on May 3rd-June 7th.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Our Queen :)

We are happy to welcome the fabulous Dieter Rita Scholl aka Dita for the role of the Queen. S/he is well known in Berlin circles and very active as a performer and actor.  Below is a photo of Dita from one of her current shows “Ich Bin was du Vergessen Hast” More info coming soon in the Cast section of the blog!

photo Effi Effinghausen

photo Effi Effinghausen

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