live media club
Media Art Meets Club Culture
mp7 Live Media Club positions itself as a temporary club event within the framework of exhibitions and festivals: showcasing audiovisual projects from the contemporary media and club scene as an interdisciplinary platform for installations, concerts, and parties. In doing so, mp7 stages and comments on the specific theme of each location – bridging the gap between art, architecture, music, film, dance, design, photography, and fashion.
2004 The mp7 project began at the initiative of Uli Sigg, followed by the founding of the nonprofit association Bandbreite e.V. to promote audiovisual culture. Founding members included experienced VJ acts such as almost sync., Bruno Tait, Lichtfront, and Okinawa 69.
2004 / 2005 Commissioned by c/o pop Cologne, planning and realization of two internationally high-profile VJ festivals: c/o pop VJ-Festival (2004) and c/o pop VJ-Festival (2005).
2005 Establishment of the mp7 Live Media Club by Bruno Tait, Okinawa 69, and Uli Sigg, in collaboration with event organizer mxPlateau. As an event series, mp7 now presents club culture within the context of exhibitions and art festivals, including Mediapark (2005), art.fair / Cologne (2005 and 2006), and „Melancholy“ Neue Nationalgalerie / Berlin 2006 (featuring artists such as The Whitest Boy Alive, Justus Köhncke, and Dixon).
2007 Commissioned by biz.quit Mediendesign GmbH and in collaboration with producer George Boskamp, the production of the broadcast format „DJ vs. VJ“ provided visual support for large-scale events such as Mayday and LoveParade. Visual consulting and performance for internationally active music labels Kompakt (Cologne) and Wax On Records (Ibiza / Leeds) included visual design for the worldwide Wax On label nights „WAX DAJAM“ (featuring artists such as Nightmares on Wax).
2008 New partnerships and projects began, including live-stream jams and library development for the new creative internet portal „Hobnox“ (launch: March 08). mp7 was also invited to „Colours of Fine Arts“ within the official cultural program of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, thanks to the international exhibition project „Content Container“ by Rudi Frings, Frank Schulte, and Johannes S. Sistermann.