fresh juice, screaming noise and ass shaking rhythm massages


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.

24 h

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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.“

Kinderoper Figaro

Stage design, theater props, poster and flyer design for Figaros verrückt-fantastisch-komisch-wirrer-toller Tag in collaboration with Emily Ortlepp.

The stage is a patchwork out of doors. The spectator can´t see which door of the wall has a function. In each scene the wall was developed into a specific room.

The children’s opera Figaro was played by the students of the University of Music Karlsruhe.


06/1989 born in Wiesbaden/ Germany

04/2017 Diplom in Product Design: Eine ästhetische Gesteinsansprache

2014/2015 study at the Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa

07/2012 Prediploma: Pop-up Theater

10/2009 start of the studies Product Design and Media Art at University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe

04/2009 Abitur (Secondary education) at Hans-Purrmann-Gymnasium Speyer


2020 ceramic teacher in Tüftelwerk

2017-2020 working at erlebnisplan

09/2015 workshop IKEA foundation/ Sweden (winner of the contest by IKEA)

09/2014 workshop USM Masterclass in Boisbuchet/ France

02/2014 artist assistant to Claus Richter (preparation of the exhibition Frieze NY)

01/2014 planning and realization of the trade fair presentation imm cologne of student projects under Stefan Diez

07/ 2013 qwqwi in Ireland
realisation of the ichiigai tour (ichiigai is an audio-visual label of University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe)

11/2012 workshop in Pune/ India with the kitchen manufacturer Mepla Studio

03/2011 ceramic workshop in Handan/ China in cooperation with Central Academy of Fine Arts Bejing/ China

12/2010 workshop with Klaus Mølgard about production solutions for industrial designs in Kopenhagen/ Denmark

07/2009 internship Münchner Marionetten Theater (puppet modelling and stage building)

01/2019 Kunstverein Kärnten / Eine ästhetische Gesteinsansprache

08/2017 Kamuna / Eine ästhetische Gesteinsansprache

07/2017 UND#9/ Eine ästhetische Gesteinsansprache

03/2017 villa Noailles / Thermonit

10/2015 Paris fashion week/ Exoterika

04/2015 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Mailand/ Exoterika

02/ 2014 imm cologne/ Kitchen Shelf

02/2014 Fussnote/ Installation 24h

10/ 2013 3D-Festival BEYOND/ Das Logbuch der Gisela

07/2013 KunstCamp Limburgerhof/Das Logbuch der Gisela

07/2013 Sommerloch/ Kitchen Shelf (nominated for the price of the incorporated Society for the Development of Art and Media Technology Award)

12/2012 Oh Tannenbaum!/ Christmas Tune

09/ 2012 Culture Factory Polymer(Estonia)/ group installation vorwärts

01/2012 ZKM open days of the Center for Art and Media/ Das Logbuch der Gisela

07/2012 Sommerloch/Das Logbuch der Gisela

05/2011 Eunique with Right tool

12/2010 Oh Tannenbaum!/ Engelshaar

01/2015 Art´s Birthday 2015/ piadavid- Tandem

08/2014 brokat recordings/ piadavid- Tandem

07/2014 roundabout14 – unter Glas/ Bürstentierchen

07/2014 roundabout14 – unter Glas/ piadavid

07/2014 Sommerloch/ Auktionshaus Gisela

01/2014 Art’s Birthday 2014/ qwqwi live(concert on youtube)

08/2013 Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival (Ireland)/ qwqwi live

08/2013 Sunflowerfest (North Ireland)/ qwqwi live

06/2013 Always Be Change (Guenes Theater)/ qwqwi live

05/2013 Hoerkunstfestival/ qwqwi live

05/2013 28 steps down music club – Freitagskueche/ qwqwi live

09/2012 29. Baden-Württembergische Literaturtage/ reading of the own poems

09/2012 Vanguarde/ qwqwi live

08/2012 Culture Factory Polymer ( Estonia)/ qwqwi live

08/2012 Vilsandi Trance Festival (Estonia) qwqwi live

08/2012 Kammerelektroniker Abend – EKKM Tallinn (Estonia)/ qwqwi live

08/2012 Tartu Muusikanädal (Estonia)/ qwqwi live

08/2012 Elektroonilise ja eksperimentaalse muusika festival (Estonia)/ qwqwi live

07/2012 Am-Ende-der-Wald-Festival/ qwqwi live

02/2011 music for theater Der krepierte Himmel (Gellertstrasse 14/ Karlsruhe)

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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

Wood, Stone (23kg)
50 cm x 38 cm x 38 cm

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.

Foto © Grischa Erbe, Marlene Oeken