In 2010, Frank Bierlein, Lukas Fütterer, Andy Goralczyk and David Loscher were invited to play concerts for the Goethe-Institut in Shanghai, China.
They had performed in various constellations with each other before, but for this occasion, they decided to call their new quartet: qwqwi
Since then, they perform face to face around a table, on which all their generators are placed.
In 2012, the group was joined by Pia Matthes, who plays percussion, kitchen instruments and provides the audience with fresh juice.
The sound of qwqwi is dreamy, noisy, polyrythmic & experimental. The members of qwqwi performed in various locations around the world such as: Hamburg, Berlin, Zürich, Prague, Shanghai, New York City, Tallinn, Ireland.
In a digital world everything is fast and quiet. 24h is the auditive attempt to realize time.
Clocks in public spaces, like on market squares and churches, measure something we call time.
The Zeitgeist Uhrenmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany is collecting such clockworks.
Pia Matthes and David Loscher recorded the sound of their measurements for 24 hours.
„The stand out project from Masala Kitchen for us is and was Kitchen Shelf by Pia Matthes, a delightful magnetic shelf approach to kitchen storage that despite its Indian origins is without question something that has global potential.“ (smow)
In Portugal, tiles play a bigger role than in many other European
countries. They have been used as decoration ornaments or to show
illustrations of important historical events. The project Schlitz breaks the surface of the classical Portuguese Azulejo. The fusion of ceramic with melted glass makes Schlitz into a three-dimensional object that adds transparency to a solid tile.
StOne StOOl plays with the illusion of weight and texture.
Nothing is as it seems to be. A hard material pretends to be cosy,
an object becomes heavy but seems to be light.
The wooden part is from a readymade stool.
The soft seat was taken off and was replaced by a massive limestone.
Organization, design and implementation of the appearance of the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe at the trade show IMM Cologne 2014. This work was created in collaboration with Marlene
Oeken. The results of the two last projects under the direction of Prof. Stefan Diez were exhibited.
For the project Masala Kitchen, the students spent ten days in
India living with locals and learning how family life revolves around
cooking. Following their trip, the designers created their own solutions
to common problems faced by Indian cooks.
The projects were presented on a monolith made out of plaster.