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!
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!
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.
This will be the new sky …
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
Check it out!
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!
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 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
And here is the lovely flyer by Nad Graphics.
Shortlisted at the Daazo World of Shorts Pitch Page Competition
The “Appetite” project was recently selected as one of the 15 top project pitch pages in the Dazoo World of Shorts magazine competition. The idea was to create a pitching page for your project. The gallery of the top 15 project pitch pages, featuring our “Appetite,” can be found below 🙂
I AM HUNGRY concept
The idea for I AM HUNGRY arose from Yagama’s intention to unify her diverse artistic practices into a coherent whole piece, joining together painting and installation with live media and film. After years of exploring the various artistic media, the time came to endeavor to create a complete world, a slightly twisted parable of our own. The impetus came from working with Ilina Perianova on her theater performance on the topic of hunger, “Gladen Sam,” and her longstanding interest in food and the social and symbolic implications surrounding it and the act of eating.
The Universe could be said to be propelled by hunger, an eternal search for something new, a thirst for creation or destruction, a perhaps ever expanding process of consuming and transforming energy and matter, a ceaseless flux between the empty and the full. There are even some theories, according to which consciousness exists because through it, the Universe becomes aware of Itself, in other words, because of its hunger for awareness. Hunger in its many avatars can be said to be the driving force behind human individual and social behaviours.
I AM HUNGRY explores various aspects, levels and manifestations of hunger through an absurdist allegory of human society as the digestive system of a mythical animal and a little hero’s travels through its worlds.
I am hungry project outline
The hunger for real and artificially created human needs has become the driving force of contemporary human society. Is it this same hunger in its many avatars that drives the Universe through its eternal cycles? “I AM HUNGRY” is a multimedia project, consisting of three connected elements: a short film, a live cinema piece, and an art exhibition. The project incorporates animation and film into a multi-narrative story of a funny, grotesque and philosophical journey through the belly of the beast and it’s inhabitants.