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     Kaffe Matthews "On golden hares": Sonic Bikes

For over 10 years, sound artist Kaffe Matthews has been making and developing compositions on special bikes that are musical instruments - or instruments that are bikes. With GPS and a mounted speaker system, riders can explore the city. Developed with the Bicrophonic Research Institute, Kaffe's Sonic Bikes have run on the streets of Berlin, London, Brussels, Houston, Hailuoto, Porto, Ghent, Dublin,  den Haag, - soon Magdeburg and Zagreb next yeat.


Five sonic bikes have been made here in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen for the upcoming exhibition "AMBITUS. Art and music today" which will be opened on September 8. Visitors can borrow them (they are included in the entrance fee) and experience the city in a new way by following the 30 min composition which changes depending on where you ride.


Over a month, Kaffe has been exploring and recording the organ of Magdeburg's Walloner chuch whilst also absorbing the architecture and history of the city to make 'On golden hares' a new way to play and listen to organ music, but also a new approach to the everyday experience of the city. 


    TE North Pole – 24x the World 2016

Media installation

since January 23, 2016


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Thai artist Te, born 1968 in Utaradit, presents his digital world sundial consisting of 24 monitors in the museum foyer. The monitors, fastened to a round rack system, show webcam images from all over the world. Part of the screens remains dark when it is night in one region whereas life is pulsating in another part of the world.   


The visual round trip starts in Iceland, followed by Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana), Aguiella (Puerto Rico), the Virgin Islands, New York and 10 further places in the US, incl. Hawaii, as well as Tokyo, Boracay (Thailand), Bali, Bangkok, Dubai, Qatar, Jerusalem, Hamburg and Dublin.