a.k.a. (also known as)
Matthias Mayer aka Mo Magic
Sunny Im & Patrick Jambon
Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
A.K.A. (also known as) is a groupshow that aims to experiment and play with the
displacement of authorship and the question of (mis-) interpretation. The rules of
the show are the following: Each artist makes a description of at least one work
(s)he wants to realize for this show (there is no production budget). The
description of the project can be as loose or as precise as (s)he wants. Then we
make a tombola out of the ideas and each artist realizes the idea (s)he pics up.
The tombola serves as a starting point to produce new work for its owners. The
tombola took place on Wednesday 21 st. of april at Freienwalder Str. 32. After the
tombola, some artists exchanged ideas between each other in order to create a
more comfortable working situation. This reflected the fact of selecting only ideas
that are somehow good enough regarding one's own work. The project aims to
become a challenging test, disturbing common working methods and the artists
Ego in favour of collaborative creative processes, including the possibility of
cheating and misunderstanding. The result of the show is therefore uncertain,
and this diagram aims to map the movement of the original idea towards its final
destination person. (Quotation from the AKA diagram)
To download the original printable diagram (A0 poster, 160 KB), please go to
Pictures from the opening
Ilia Kitup's idea realized by Jesper Alvaer
COMIC ZOOM - 2
This is Part 2 of the exhibition shown in Berliner Kunstprojekt in 2003. The artist
presented works by 13 comic artist, 10 of which never existed and were hidden
behind fake names. He did all the drawings himself. Now he delegates the right to
draw to another artist. What is to be done:
10 drawings (some 6 topics or more may be selected).
1. A kneeled man in suit with a tie is moving/playing with a toy car.
Text below: TO AND FRO
2. A man in a suit with a tie, smiling.
Text below: OUR ZORRO.
3. A futuristic car is rushing forward.
Text below: TO THE FUTURE!
4. A middle-aged woman (a farm-worker) with a headscarf on her head is
surrounded by smiling pigs. The pigs give her a car for good work at the farm.
Text below: THANK YOU, MA'M!
5. An old shabby and crooked factory with smoking chimneys.
Text below: MORE CHEAP QUALITY GOODS!
6. A wery tall, 16-store house is marching.
Text below: ONE, TWO, THREE - RUB A DUB!
7. A wery long, 3-store house is walking on 4 legs.
Text below: KEEP ON WALKING!
8. A fat robot with a tape-recorder on his shoulders is winking to a pretty girl who is
smiling on him.
Text below: LET'S DANCE, CHIC!
9. A wery tall thin robot is waving a huge hammer.
Text below: HIT IT ALL, MAN!
10. An artist wearing a beret is standing by his easel, armed with brushes and
pencils, ready to work.
Text below: MORE PROGRESSIVE ART NOW!
The drawings should be enlarged up to A3 format (coloured paper) on a copying-
machine. The artist should choose a point/detail on every drawing and zoom i.e.
enlarge them TWICE on A3 formats.
Jesper Alvaer asked different artists from Prague to realize the task given by Ilia
From left up: 1) Vladimir Skrepl 2) Jan Turner 3) Josef Bolf 4) Kakalik 5) Tomas
Vanek 6) Radek Macke 7) Petr Pisarik 8) Ondrej Chrobak 9) Ivan Mecl 10)
The selection of A3 size zoomed details was realized by Christoph from the
copyshop, around the corner.
Avdey Ter-Oganian's idea realized by Ondrej Brody
TOWARDS THE OBJECT - 3
This is a remake of a performance, executed by the artist in 1992 in Tryokhprudny
Gallery, Moscow. The artist gave up drinking 6 years ago that's why he can't do
this performance any more and thus he would be glad to delegate this right to
another artist. What is to be done:
1. The artist should come to the a.k.a opening at 19:00 being already drunk.
2. He should bring a good suply of alcohol (preferably vodka) so as to be drinking
heavily during the whole opening time
3. While drinking he should behave merrily, talking to people, joking with girls,
dancing and singing.
4. By the closure time (22:00) the artist should get SO drunk that he falls asleep
on the floor of the gallery.
5. Avdey will provide all the drinks and will transport the drunken artist home by
taxi and put him to bed.
Ondrej Brody fulfilled his task and was found inconscious in the bathroom of the
Richard Schütz's idea realized by Illya Chichkan
Subject: prima suggestive gash pollock caucasion skittle diffusion disambiguate
lengthy interpolatory danbury riot apropos
BRERAST SUCLCESS euridyce chatty dollop amuse inception pneumatic
picofarad debug culver riverside aphorism cub yorktown duquesne precinct girl
branch canton lawgive rankle fluency cubbyhol archipelago stalin site black
cuddle spearmint cellular mongolia ingest toolkit windshield multiply storyboard
Illya Chickan showed a series of photos taken in Chernobyl with 2 actors wearing
antiradiation suits and staging a porn film.
Illya Chichkan's idea realized by Ilia Kitup
Ilya Kitup made a pairat vidio and a series of photopied comic drawings with
quotes from the porn.
Tere Recarens's idea realized by Matthias Mayer aka Mo Magic
You should make a disguise for you like the Fernsehturm von Alexander Platz,
and gehe to the Funkturm.
There you should take some diapo?! documents with tourist people and you in
Minimum 22 fotos and after make a chois (?) as you like.
Mo Magic fullfilled his homework very consciously.
Ondrej Brody's idea realized by Kristofer Paetau
Just make a sexual statement. Everything is about sex anyway.
Kristofer Paetau asked his friend Tammo Sachs (on the picture) to provide him
with appropriate drawings. He then redrawed them and framed them in golden
frames. He failed to hang the last picture because of the poor quality of the walls.
Sergej Voronzov's idea realized by Lars Ramberg
Die Palette von diversen Begriffen und Bilder, die zum "SWEET HOME" passen,
ist breit und grill, von dem amerikanischen Kitsch in Nachkriegszeiten bis zur
Abstraktheit der Nostalgie, von der kindlichen Träumen bis zur Begierde des
SWEET HOME als Konglomerat der verschiedensten Vorstellungen.
Technik un Genre - Frei.
Lars Ramberg came up with an installation made from old table cloths of his
assistant Frank Scholzs grandmother. The work functioned as a border within the
Jesper Alvaer's idea realized by Richard Schütz
I will not take part in this show.
Richard Schütz originally purchased / exchanged his task from Mo Magic for a
box of beers and (mis)interpreted his task by turning his participation into a
Kristofer Paetau's idea realized by Avdey Ter-Oganyan
Pretend to be somebody else
Avdey Ter-Oganyan usually copies other artists. For the exhibition he decided to
copy his own paintings from the 80s.
Lars Ramberg's idea realized by Sergej Voronzov
Steal a work fro the show and put the blame on somebody else.
Send out a pressrealease
Sergej Voronzov (on the picture) showed a great deal of consideration by stealing
a part of his old friends Ilia Kitups work, which remained without the stolen part
during the whole show.
Mobile Karaoke by Sunny Im and Patrick Jambon
The mobile karaoke created a weird atmosphere at the opening. Since the music
wasnt very loud, the singing voices dominated the space.