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ABOUT

THE CREATOR

BERLIN BORN CHRISTOPHER NOELLE (*1974) AKA TOFA IS LOOKING BACK ON A STORY THAT WENT THREW THE ROOF LIKE A ROLLERCOASTER LONG BEFORE THE DIGITAL OVERKILL HAS STARTED.

WITH THE BOOK "MULTIMORPHISM" HE IS NOW REVEALING INSIGHTS INTO MINDBLOWING PROJECTS AND THE CORSSMEDIAL CORE OF HIS WORK FROM THE PAST 30 YEARS.

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THE PAST

DURING HIS EARLY BIKE-TRIALS PRO RIDING CAREER , CHRIS FINISHED AS VICE WORLD CHAMPION IN 1995, DOUBLE TEAM WORLD CHAMPION AND HAD A GUNIESS BOOK RECORD BACK IN 1997 WITH A 1M HIGHJUMP FROM STAND TO THE SIDE ON HIS MOUNTAINBIKE.

 

DURING THAT TIME HE WENT ON WORLDWIDE ADVENTURE TRIPS TOGETHER WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERA TEAMS AND BY THE TIME ALSO STARTED TO EXPLORE THE OTHER SIDE OF PRODUCTION. 

FLIPPING THE SIDES MEANT TO BECOME A CAMERAMAN, A CUTTER, A MOTION- AND SOUND-DESIGNER, A PHOTOGRAPHER, A GRAPHIC- AND VISUAL ARTIST, A STREET ART CREATOR AND CONCEPTUAL CREATIVE MASTERMIND - IN SHORT, ALL THESE ELEMENTS SHAPED A TRUE VISIONARY IN THE FIELD OF MULTIMEDIA ART.

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THE VISIONARY

THE SECOND MAIN CHAPTER STARTED WITH ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION BACK IN 1996. ARMED WITH DRUMCOMPUTERS AND SYNTHESIZERS, HIS PASSION FOR AUDIOVISUAL ART FOUND A VALVE.

FILMCUTTING AND ANIMATIONS LEAD TO VJING, MUSICVIDEOS GRAPHIC DESIGN AND STREET ART. YOU COULD SIMPLY SAY, ONE THING TRIGGERED THE NEXT.

MEANWHILE GRAFFITI SKETCHING AND CALLIGRAPHY BECAME A CONSTANT COMPONENT OF HIS WORKFLOW AND STARTED TO EXPANDED INTO ILLUSTRATIONS AND TYPOGRAPHIC INSTALLATIONS AND STUFF FAR BEYOND.

TEN MAIN CHAPTERS GUID THREW THE JUNGLE OF OURDAYS MULTIMEDIA ART UNIVERSE, RANGING FROM PROJECTION ART OVER LIGHT PAINTING, CALLIGRAPHY, GRAPHICS, PEN PLOTTER ART, SPIROGRAPHY, STREETART, PHOTOGRAPHY NIGHTLIFE AND CLUB CULTURE UP TO XR AI ARTWORKS.

THE SORTING OF THE ARCHIVES TOOK MORE THAN SIX MONTHS AND LEAD TO TEN CHAPTERS INCLUDING ELEVEN MEDIUMS, SHOWING SO MANY CONNECTED FACETS OF MULTIMEDIA ART, WHICH IS SOMETHING SPECIAL THAT IS HARD TO FIND OURDAYS.

THE BOOK GIVES NOT ONLY INTERESTING INSIGHTS INTO DIFFERENT PROJECTS, IT ALSO COMES WITH SOME AMAZING HANDSELECTED DIY TUTORIALS TO INSPIRE AND START YOUR OWN CREATIVE WORKFLOW RIGHT AWAY.

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MULTIMORPHISM

THE BOOK IN SHORT

IN THIS RETROSPECTIVE 300 PAGES BOOK, THE RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP OF ALL THE DIFFERENT MEDIAL DISCIPLINES THAT CHRIS DIVED INTO, CREATES AN INTERESTING AND INSPIRING FOCUS ON CROSSMEDIAL RESEARCH WITH AN OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC APPROACH.

IN OUR DATA-FLUFMED TIMES SUCH A CROSS-GENERAL ARTISTIC APPROACH IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW AND EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO MAKE OUT A LIVING, BUT NEVERTHELESS THE INERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS ARE HIGHLY INTERESTING TO TRIGGER AND (RE-)DISCOVER YOUR OWN CREATIVITY.

MULTIMORPHISM IS NOT ONLY A LOOK-BOOK, BUT ALSO CLAIMS TO BE A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION WHICH UNDERLINES THE COMPLEXITY AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ANALOG AND THE DIGITAL WORLD.

THE CHAPTERS GUIDE YOU THREW THE JUNGLE OF OURDAYS MULTIMEDIAL OPTIONS, RANGING FROM PROJECTION ART OVER LIGHT PAINTING, CALLIGRAPHY, GRAPHICS, PENPLOTTER ART, SPIROGRAPHY,  CLUB CULTURE UP TO XR AI ARTWORK AND HANDSELECTED TUTORIALS ON SPECIAL THEMES LIKE MACRO LIGHT PAINTING OR POLAROID TRANSFERS.

 

IN COLLABORATION WITH GRAPHIC DESIGNER LAURENZ HINTERMAYER - WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE CONCEPTUAL LAYOUT - THIS ART BOOK IS CLOSING THE GAP OF THE DYNAMIC CONNECTIONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT MULTIMEDIA GENRES.

CHRIS IS FUSING THE DISCIPLINES TO INTERACTION AND SHOWS US RECIPROCAL INFLUENCES THAT ENCOURAGE TO GET CREATIVE.

WETHER YOU´RE AN ENTHUSIAST, A CREATIVE, A PRACTITIONER OR SIMPLY CURIOUS OBSERVER, THIS BOOK PROMISES TO IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION AND EXPAND YOUR APPRECIATION FOR THE EVER-EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF CONTEMPORARY XR ART.

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SUPPORTED BY

THANKS FOR SUPPORT GO OUT TO THE PROJECTS FUNDING BY LANDESREGIERUNG OBERÖSTERREICH.

FURTHER ON I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ONUR ARSLAN FOR HIS OUTSTANDING WORK AS CAMERAMAN ON BEHALF OF THE MULTIMORPHISM DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION AS WELL AS LAURENZ HINTERMAYER FOR HIS EYECATCHING SKILLS ON THE LAYOUT DESIGN OF THE MULTIMORPHISM BOOK.

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