rooftop concerts

by Sara · 25.07.2010 · Events · 4 comments

I think I’m start­ing to like the idea of chilling on rooftops instead of parks or bars. Cer­tainly ain’t the only one feel­ing it though: tape​.tv recently decided they’d record their after­noon ses­sions not within the secure realms of their stu­dios but on top of the city and invited the hea­thens of the inter­net to take part as an audience.

Ger­man artists Fotos, Mad­sen and Gis­bert zu Knyphausen accom­pan­ied the few people on the rooftop with their mag­ni­fi­cent unplugged shows, and all I can think about is listen­ing to that one song and look­ing at the cloudy sky with the shape of the Fernse­hturm in the back and think­ing exactly noth­ing. I felt free there for a second, what with the city to my feet and my friends to my side and those won­der­ful sounds in my ear. Nobody was allowed to talk for the time record­ing. Even though we were only about 30 people up there, it seemed as if the whole world was quiet for a moment. The sky, the birds, the taste of rain in the wind, the lone smiles in all of their faces… a second full of bliss and pos­it­ive ignorance…

This frac­tion of time passed as quickly as it came. We went back to chat­ting and tak­ing pic­tures of the view, shortly before we had to run for cover from the rain. Now, I’m still wait­ing for the videos to appear online. For the time being, here are the pic­tures (and you can find more over at Pauls). Thanks to Tape​.TV for the won­der­ful evening.

many thanks to Liz, Herm & Nico for being model portraits.

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  1. Will grab my pho­tos tomor­row after­noon. Can’t wait for it, my first “real” films :-)

    Also, how fuckin’ fat am I!? Will print out no. 14 and put it over my bed to remind me every day to get up and do some sport…


    Also, am super excited to see your pic­tures! I am thor­oughly fas­cin­ated with the tech­niques of the Has­sel, I even read about it on Wiki after­wards and it’s a fuck­ing neat thing you have there.

  3. thanks for the nice art­icle and the awe­some pic­tures. the entire tape​.tv team really loves them, as they describe the atmo­sphere of the day right to the point :)
    was so nice hav­ing you guys on our rooftop! we’re glad you had a good day!

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