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Moving images documenting work & play at The Alex Diamond Mining Company. 

FEATURE IN NDR TELEVISION | NOVEMBER 2017

WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION | VICTOR CASTILLO & ALEX DIAMOND (2014)

Video from the exhibition WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION by Victor Castillo & Alex Diamond, September 13–27, 2014.

A million Thank You's for the exceptional work goes out to master filmmaker Tobias Sundermann and Kool Motion Pictures!!!

And another very big thank you of course to Nitro 17 & Jo Fischer for the Soundtrack!

STAY GOLD | WOODBLOCK PRINTING (2013)

This is a rough video I took at the (slightly overheated) studio, printing the final color layer for the woodblock print 'STAY GOLD'.

'STAY GOLD' Manually handprinted in 5 colors on handmade Okashi natural paper, in a very traditional, elaborate process that makes each piece 100% individual.

Edition of: 15 Artist Proofs: 3
Date of release: 04.08.2013
Size: 40 x 30 cm (paper size: 61 x 45,5 cm) 

Check for available prints in the online store.

THIS BEAUTIFUL FEELING | PLAY IT LOUD (2013)

Just pure fun. 

NOBODY RUNS FROM A FIGHT LIKE AN OLD FIGHTER | WORK IN PROGRESS (2013)

Short movie from the early stages of a new woodcarving, creating the background layer for NOBODY RUNS FROM A FIGHT LIKE AN OLD FIGHTER.

Obviously, this is a boxer's quote.

48 HOURS IN BUCHHOLZ | INSTALLATION SET UP (2012)

48 hours in Buchholz.

Setting up The Alex Diamond Mining Company Headquarter at the Kunstverein Buchholz/Nordheide. For the exhibition: YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE BUT YOU CAN'T TOUCH THE ICING, Jan - Feb 2012.

ABOUT THE WORK: TADMC HEADQUARTERS The name of “The Alex Diamond Mining Company” already suggests a technical, traditional, and also close-to-nature approach to work. It is an important part of the narrative of the “The Alex Diamond Mining Company Headquarters” installation to represent this approach artistically.

The installation is a working printshop made of findings, where employees of the “company” can print live and publicly. The printing table built for this installation and the background of the entire object consist of scrap wood and old furniture. Like many other of my installations, it rests on a mountain of bark mulch.

The installation also embodies a yearning, somehow turning away from the decidedly urban background that characterizes all of my work.

If an “Alex Diamond Mining Company” exists, and if this space in the exhibition hall allows us a peek into its headquarters, one would not expect the rush of a big city outside. One would rather expect the solitude and beauty of nature. Not Hamburg, not Berlin, not New York … But the vast and untouched landscape of Alaska, for example.

TRESPASS | SHORT FILM (2011)

TRESPASS is a short-film-project that was realised in the summer of 2011 over the course of several weeks.

Against the background of issues like craftsmanship, tradition, urbanity, commercialization and “branding”, a classical woodblock print was produced. Subsequently, the motif was used as a graffiti and a t-shirt, hand-printed with oil color. Finally, it found its way onto trucker hats and coffee mugs. The whole process explicates an artwork’s journey through various techniques until it reaches commercialization. The film documents this process.

At the same time, it is the filmic staging of how an artistic idea can be exploited in order to become a mass product. Advertising’s use of contemporary art as a product (that ends up in a one-euro-shop after some brief hype) is merely fictional here, however. The alleged mass products were manufactured in minimal numbers or by hand. They were not aimed at any market. The film also tells a possible story of “The Alex Diamond Mining Company” and could even serve as a so-called image film. Don't forget to crank up the volume.

Thanks to montana-cans (www.montana-cans.com) for the support.

MAINTENANT | LO-FI TENTACLE DRAWING (2011)

lo-fi tentacle drawing.

OFF TO THE BEACH | CARVING WAVES (2010)

Carving waves with sharp blades. Preparations for the exhibition INTO THE NIGHT at nice/nice, Hannover (January 2011)

DEMON CIRCUS | SOLO SHOW IGUAPOP BARCELONA (2010)

Short film about the exhibition "Don't worry 'bout a thing 2: DEMON CIRCUS" at Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Feb - March 2011. Including stop-motion clip from painting  the wall.

THE MYTH OF THE WHITE BUFFALO | WALL (2009)

Short one about painting the backdrop for the painting/collage "The Myth of the White Buffalo" at a collector's house in Hamburg, Dec 2009.

WEAPONS RELEASE | MURAL (2009)

Quick and dirty fun clip from my a night spent at the gallery wall at heliumcowboy artspace in hamburg. Mural painted for the exhibition "don't worry 'bout a thing", Oct -Nov 2009, in Hamburg.

DEMON CATCHER | RIK REINKING'S ART TOTALE LÜNEBURG (2009)

Film about the Installation DEMON CATCHER, created for the ARTotale Project in Lüneburg, October 2009.

Video shows the building of the whole monster and the construction on site with the Demon Catcher-crew on Oct. 7.

ARTotale is a street art project hosted by LEUPHANA University of Lüneburg, curated by Rik Reinking and featuring these AMAZING artists: Adam & Akay, Akim, Almut Linde, Ash, Ben Eine, Brad Downey, Boxi, Bronco, Daniel Man, Dave the Chimp, DTAGNO, Faith47, Flying Förtress, Herakut, Herbert Baglione, Jay-One, Loomit, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Moki &1010, Mode2, Pius Portmann, SKKI, Swoon, Tilt, Trica, Tryone, Vitché &Jana, Word2mother, Zevs, Zezao, 56K

PAINTING WITH THE JIGSAW | INSTALLATION (2009)

Building the base for an installation for the exhibition and book launch (gudberg.de) "don't worry 'bout a thing" at heliumcowboy artspace, hamburg. Includes some nice Hamburg city footage.