Kategorie: Personal Projects

Together We Invest

Besides my regular design and cultural work I’ve also been little active in the field of angel investment recently. A year ago me and my long-time business partners and friends Hans-Jörg Dohrmann and Claudia Baumgart have founded PAWAO. The idea was/is to build a network…

Look Into My Eyes

A couple of months ago there was an open call by Fries TV, a really cool initiative that shows video and animation art on a 56m long LED screen attached to the concrete frieze of the Ebertplatz, which is one of the main metro stations…

Thank You For Listening!

Wow, it’s been two years already since we launched the Masala Movement podcast hosted by Todh Teri. We can proudly look back at 24 global mixes full of musical diversity. Thanks to all the amazing artists who contributed. Stay tuned! We’re just getting started 🙂

Independent Indian Film Night 2021

Finally our annual Film Night could take place again at the cinema and I’m very happy about the two movies we showed this year. The Great Indian Kitchen was chosen as the best film of 2021 at the Kerala State Film Awards and Pebbles has been selected as…

Indernet 2021

No matter how much stress and effort it takes to make this annual festival possible, it feels so incredibly satisfying every time – The magical atmosphere, the amazing art, and of course the beautiful mix of people. Wow! The three-day programme consisted of visual showcases,…

Independent Indian Film Night 2020

Since 2009, the New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival Frankfurt brings cinematic highlights from Indian Independent Cinema to Germany. The program features exciting feature films every year, as well as documentaries and short films, including several German premieres.  As an official extension of the festival, I’m…

Win Win

I’ve come up with two project ideas for more diversity in German media and economy. Both got selected at the Open Innovation Challenge initiated by startup incubator Media Lab Bayern. With great support from Vimal Kandoth and Sepiedeh Fazlali I was able to create beta…

Beats Of Liberation

Happy Independence Day! I couldn’t resist to do this month’s Masala Movement podcast myself. One good thing caused by the pandemic is that I’ve been listening to a lot of music again .. favourite tunes from the past as well as recent beats, rhymes and…

Let’s Move!

Me and my partners at Masala Movement Sepiedeh Fazlali and Pravini Baboeram are currently carving out the brand principles and vision for our growing platform. Meanwhile I couldn’t resist to put a representative visual together based on a mix-and-match illustration set I came across some…

Indernet 2020

Due to the current circumstances this year’s exhibition took place exclusively in virtual form. Of course I took this as an opportunity to further expand its global reach through targeted marketing. An extensive multilingual programme was developed and made accessible free of charge and regardless…

Black Gold

I always wanted to record a vinyl only mix and since I’m kind of stuck at home it seemed like the perfect time to do so. It was late in the night or rather early morning of April 1st, so please don’t take it too…

A Dance Theatre About Diwali

My talented friends Vathsalan Rajan and Reena Pathrose came up with an Indian dance theatre including 31 dancers. I was more than happy to help them organising and promoting this great project. We had two fully booked shows with 772 sold tickets in total. „Desolate…

Podcast Hosted By Todh Teri

Finally Masala Movement is starting its monthly podcast featuring global artists, expressing musical diversity and breaking barriers between genres. I was very happy to do the kick-off 🙂 Tracklist: 01 Lorbeerblatt (Instrumental) – T9 02 Gosh – Jamie xx 03 Candy (featuring Hashback Hashish) –…

Independent Indian Film Night 2019

Since 2009, the New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival Frankfurt brings cinematic highlights from Indian Independent Cinema to Germany. The program features exciting feature films every year, as well as documentaries and short films, including several German premieres.  As an official extension of the festival, I’m…

Indernet 2019

In the form of a multi-day exhibition, we (me and the Masala Movement team) presented artworks and designs by Indian and India-inspired creatives, who use the Internet as both an instrument and a stage. The second edition of INDERNET took place as part of the…

Breaking Barriers

I guess my baby ain’t a baby anymore. The new Masala Movement platform is finally live! During the past year I’ve been working on rebranding and relaunching my heart project dedicated to intercultural creativity and lifestyle since 2004. In order to strengthen its structure and vision…

Independent Indian Film Night 2018

Since 2009, the New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival Frankfurt brings cinematic highlights from Indian Independent Cinema to Germany. The program features exciting feature films every year, as well as documentaries and short films, including several German premieres. As an official extension of the…

Sister Kerala

Me and Vineetha organised a photo exhibition at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum. In the 1960s, the first nurses from the southern Indian state of Kerala came to Germany. They could barely speak the language and had never seen a country other than their homeland. Sister Kerala…

Indernet 2018

The project INDERNET wants to explore the parallels and above all the interaction between digital and Indian culture. Here, it is important to balance on the increasingly narrow level between inflation and innovation, commercialization and self-fulfillment, technology and spirituality, nationality and identity. As part of the 10th Cologne…

Kurian Ghoting Reloaded

After we had to shut down our Cairo office due to the recession after the revolution I moved back to Europe and my business partner Sagar Ghoting eventually went on to do his Master in Service Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Of course…

Spirituality 2.0

Many people have a place in their personal environment where they keep special mementos – a personal altar that is supposed to increase the sense of well-being in that particular place. But many of these archetypal objects, such as letters, photos or music, hardly take…