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Plastic City Wrap Me Up

Four mucisians and an artist performe a music/live-cinema performance about daily life, planed or improvised.

Een stad opgebouwd uit plastic afvalmateriaal, is dat een beeld uit de toekomst? Een stad als zijnde, letterlijk, het verpakkingsmateriaal voor de mensen die het herbergt. In Plastic City, wrap me up is Station Dieptepunt Centraal een in zichzelf vastdraaiend dump, ruil en vermaakpunt voor en met kunststoffen. Op maandagochtend om half acht staren drie medewerkers enigszins wezenloos voor zich uit in hun Porta-Dispatched-from-Tras​h-Cabin.

Tim Coehoorn – gitar & loops
Olaf Hollmann – tenor & baritone saxofoon
Antoine Duykers – drums & percussion
Krista Burger – visual artist & live cinema
Quinten Dierick – electronics & visual artist

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Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you'll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block, the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you'll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don't have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

Beautiful landscape
Give it a try. Press the "wide" button on the image toolbar.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That's the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you'll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn't know about. Here's a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It's always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important don't forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It's an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here's a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.

Thanks for testing Gutenberg!


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The magical massage bar for public officers

A site specific experimental noise opera by Slowakian composer Utvil Kling Sang, 2013.

Commisioned by K.A.I.R., Košice and Motel Spatie, Arnhem.
Directing, dramaturgy: Marek Kundlák, Útvil Kling Sang.
Musicians: Edita Karkoschka, Tim Coehoorn, Hans Arnold, Harmjan Roeles, Kováts Gergő, Marek Kundlák, Útvil Kling Sang.
Visuals and Live-video: Heimprofi
Object and masks: Hybrid Packaging

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Prinz Sternschnuppe

Premiere Prinz Sternschnuppe written by novelist Lisa Sommerfeldt and directed by Miriam Michel.
Stage design, costume and overhead-projections by Krista Burger.

Miriam Michel und Bühnenbildnerin Krista Burger setzen die Handlung als ein Abenteuer über die Entstehung von Bildern um. Denn das Publikum erhält keine fertigen visuellen Interpretationen vorgesetzt. Die Bühne ist völlig offen, die drei Darsteller verwandeln sich mit minimalen Handgriffen in ihre jeweiligen Rollen. Puppen und Overhead-Projektionen von Zeichnungen entführen vom Schloss ins Weltall und zur Guten Fee an den See. Westfalenpost

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Tschick opera

Road Opera by composer Ludger Vollmer, 2017.
Libretto written by Tina Hartmann after the Novel of Wolfgang Herrndorf.

Musical direction Florian Ludwig
Director Roman Hovenbitzer
Stage design and costume Jan Bammes
Graphics and Video Krista Burger

„Tschick“ als temporeiche Roadopera uraufgeführt

„Tschick“ als temporeiche Roadopera uraufgeführt

HAGEN Da sage noch einer, die Oper sei eine zeitraubende Darstellungsform. Mit der Adaption des Jugendromans "Tschick" beweist das Theater Hagen das genaue Gegenteil. Am Samstag war die Uraufführung des Auftragswerks.

Visuelle Illusionen
Für Regisseur Roman Hovenbitzer stellte sich das Problem, die Handlung eines Roadmovies – die Protagonisten kurven mit einem gestohlenen Lada durch Ostdeutschland – auf eine kleine Bühne mit beschränkten Möglichkeiten zu bringen. Seine Lösung ist mehr als überzeugend: Die niederländische Grafik- und Video-Künstlerin Krista Burger übernimmt einen Großteil der visuellen Illusionen.

Mit viel Witz, Einfallsreichtum und oft einfachen Mitteln zaubert sie wirkungsvolle Kulissen bis hin zur Braunkohlengrube. Den realen Teil der Bühne sowie die treffenden Kostüme besorgt Ausstatter Jan Bammes. Am Pult des quicklebendig aufspielenden Orchesters: Generalmusikdirektor Florian Ludwig.

Karsten Mark: Freier Mitarbeiter Kulturredaktion. Ruhrnachrichten

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Verantwoord Vet

Free-improv Live-Cinema: Verantwoord Vet is drawing a surreal and nightmarish vision of our overly consuming society. Waste material and found objects are used to produce an improvised movie accompanied by improvised soundscapes, giving the performance an apocalyptic edge.

Krista Burger – Live-Video
Christoph Scherbaum – git / electronics  Tim Coehoorn – git / electronics Duration – 20-50 min

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Radioplay for Extrapool

Income small. Prospects none. Spirit: unbroken, 2009.
Assignment by Extrapool, Nijmegen.

This radio play was a collaboration with composer J. Diehl and Powerplant's N. Thibo. Based on one of the four Hierarchies stories for the book 'Exquisite Gunpowder City 16 Shot' by N. Thibo. During the performance the audience were placed in a square and sat in the dark. They could listen to the radio play and read a corresponding text projection, while live sounds were made behind them to accompany the soundtrack of the radio play.

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Powerplant Live-video performance

Together with N.Thibo I was part of the performance duo Powerplant. Powerplant made theatrical live-cinema performances between 2001 and 2011 and performed in various places in Holland an abroad like the van Abbe museum, Paradiso, Revolver Gallery, Duesseldorf and various art festivals like the Gogbot Festival in Enschede.

Live-cinema installations by Powerplant 
* In der Bar um die Ecke, 2002 (3 sets, 24min, 1 Channelprojection, sound)
* Fortune Cookie Fleas ,2002 (5 sets, 23min, 1 Channelprojection, sound)
* Welcome to the Heat, 2004 (12 sets, 44min, 2 Channelprojection, sound)
* Heroes no Coffee, 2004 (Installation)
* The Future is comming at you with 60min a hour, 2005 (Installation)
* Fortune Cookie Fleas II, 2006 (7 sets, 33min, 2 Channelprojection, sound)
* Mental Mickey, 2007 (1 set, 11min, performance, 1 Channelprojection, sound)
* The Dessert of Doom, 2007 (5 sets, 31min, 2 Channelprojection, sound)
* In der Bar um die Ecke II, 2007/2008 (7 sets, 34min, 2 Channelprojection, sound,)
* OUTLET LAND, 2009-2011 (11 sets, 49min, 2 Channelprojection, sound)

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Koschka & Heimprofi

Herfsttooi Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede (NL)

“Bestattung Heimmkehr”
is a musictheater performance from Koschka&Heimprofi about Heimat and Travelling. Homesickness, nostalgia and travelling to the unknown, loss of home, exile and melancholia drenched in a strong will and hope are the driving force of this musical theater piece. These themes deeply present in Koschka´s songs are used by Heimprofi in the LIVE-Video projections.

The bounding element in this collaboration is a book as in; diaries, photo albums, agenda´s, journals etc…. Protagonists: a small plastic house, a sparkler, aluminium foil, ink, plants and a book in which she draws and places cut-out images as associations to the songs. By leafing through the book the audience is taken on a visual journey that connects to Koschka´s stories. Every song is enveloped or supported by a small visual universe that comes into existence during the song and collides again. This growing and colliding transports the feeling of movement, not being able to hold on: people observe – images of death – symbols of gathering – abandonment. These loose elements have a dramaturgical line which communicate together an abstract story of it´s own.

Since 2012 “Koschka und Heimprofi” made several musictheatreperformances wich they performed in Germany, Holland, France and Austria.

performances (selection)
24-09-16 Code Rood, Arnhem (NL)
20-08-15 Museum Insel Hombroich, Hombroich (DE)
05-08-15 Old School, Havelberg (DE)
08-11-14 Biennale Gelderland, Nijmegen (NL)
19-12-13 The Magical Massage Bar for Public Officers, Arnhem (NL)
15-09-13 Herfsttooi Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede (NL)
25-04-13 Extrapool, Nijmegen (NL)

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Lit Du Parade

Performance “Lit Du Parade” 
Throughout our lifetime we come to collect a good bunch of objects. Some of theme are there because they are part of our life story and others are just stuff filling up our surroundings. When a person dies the only physical thing that is left behind are the objects he or she used to identify with. These objects can become like relics or it could happen that all those belongings are of no interest to anyone any more, But one way or the other, these objects can help reconstructing the live a person had by collecting the memories and stories attached to them.

In de performance “Lit du Parade” onderzoekt K. Burger de relatie tussen objecten en de herinneringen die eraan verbonden zijn. De performance lijkt voort toe vloeien uit een concrete handeling; het leeghalen van het huis van de overleden M. Koudenburg en het proces wat Burger moest doorlopen om deze opgave te volbrengen. E. Karkoschka ondersteunde deze performance met geluid en gezang.

Dit project vond plaats in het kader van Fill the Room een project van Derde Wall onderleiding van M. Farabegoli.