Vita

Vita

Olaf Schirm (Symboter)

Personal data:
born 1958 in Berlin, Friedenau

Education:
1977, Abitur, Munich
1978-83 Studies Biology/Physics, LMU Munich

Profession:
Panelist, Speaker Art and Technology | Lecturer | Author
Enterprises: 1987- 1997 Munich, Germany | 1998 – 2000 Los Angeles, USA | 1997 – 2006 Cologne, Germany | 2006-2014 Berlin, Germany
since 2006 Art Collection in Berlin
always: Musician and Artist

Awards from:
Royal College of Art, London
Medicale
1996 CeBIT Byte Best Award
Internet World
Siggraph Slide Award

Languages:
German, English, French, several programming languages

Milestones Sound-Discography :
electronic music, solo, with band and in individual art projects
1975-1987 Symboter recording studio for electronic music, Munich
Cassettes (Syntape 1979-1982)
1986 Vinyl LP Japotage
Music for TV channels, TV and cinema
Collaborations with Gershon Kingsley (Popcorn), Peter Gabriel (Genesis), Dieter Meier (Yello)
2011 CD Remix by “Spaceships are cool” on CD Seriously Eric
2013 Limited Vinyl-LP, 500 units, “Symboter Tapes”
since 2018: Global music contract with French label pschent, later Alter-K

Milestones Picture:
Real-time 3D animation for Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle Mayday IX and X major techno event (1996/1997)
Foundation of the first agency for virtual (synthetic 3D) actors (2000)
first virtual opera singer “Cold Genius” with artist contract at BMG
several TV logos, trailers, online graphics, advertising and feature film FX
140 live broadcasts by Eddie Highscore, virtual presenter X-BASE, ZDF
Real-time effects for QUEEN music videos (“One Vision” and “Living on my own”)
In broadcasting team of SAT-1 at station start, responsible for on-air graphics.

Milestones Word:
Brandname development “Pro Sieben”, noDNA, X-IST, YDNA, Vuppet, DynaFlash

Milestones Software:
Real-time facial expression detection, real-time tissue simulation on the face
First German entrepreneur with virtual real-time clone
Generative software for musical projects
AI software for Art installations

Milestones Hardware:
FaceTracker (facial tracker), BodyTracker (data suit), DataGlove (data glove), various robots

Artworks:
Kinetic light and sound sculptures
Kinetic sculptures, robotic installations
AI-Scenographics, Digital Paintings
Electronic music in various genres

Exhibitions:
Siggraph Show, Los Angeles, USA, 1993
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 1995
Kunsthalle Dominican Church, Turbulence, Osnabrueck, 2012
Gallery of the City, Turbulence, Sindelfingen, 2013
Loewenpalais, Survivors, Berlin, 2014
The Grand, Proud Collector 2nd Edition, Berlin, 2015
The Grand, Proud Collector 3rd Edition, Berlin, 2015
Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (Fair), 2016
The Grand, Proud Collector 4th Edition, Berlin, 2017
Gallery Eigenheim, Instructions for Action, Berlin, 2017
Ostrale Biennale, Dresden, 2017
Alte Muenze, Ecstasies Teresa, Berlin, 2018
Transformart Berlin, 2018
Anna 25 Gallery, New York meets Berlin, 2018
Positions, Galerie Eigenheim, Art Week Berlin (Fair), 2018
Media Mitte Festival Berlin, 2019
State Studio, Materialize, Berlin, 2019
Diskurs, Superposition, Berlin, 2020
Museum for Communication, Chaos Method, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2020
Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Materia, Berlin, 2020
Art against Corona, emerging Artists, Lily Fürstenow, online, 2020
Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Equilibrium, Berlin, 2020
Leo Kuelbs Projects, Passages of Perception into Structures, online, 2020
HOTO Project space, 33guests 3artists, Berlin, 2021
CSR.ART Project space, Überschau#4, Berlin, 2022
Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, NFT meets traditional art, 2022
Musee Dezentral, virtual exhibition, 2022
coderitter, Singularity, Solo Show, Dresden, 2023
CSR.ART Project space, Zeitenwende#1, Berlin, 2023
Guelman und Unbekannt Gallery, Olaf Schirm – Main Works, Berlin 2023
Paris 2024 (tba)

Sites:

symboter.de (Music)
olaf-schirm.de/en (Visual Arts)
scienceartthinking.de (Thinking)
facebook.com/OlafSchirm.ScienceArt
instagram.com/olaf_schirm
youtube.com/symboter
soundcloud.com/Olaf-Schirm (a few)
symboter.bandcamp.com (poor)
Discord: oski #8288 (poor)