Ohne-Uns

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Ohne-Uns Logo: Eine Aktion österreichischer Veranstaltungsdienstleister in Zeiten des Corona Viruses

Hi there!
A message in tough times. First of all, I hope all of you a healthy and safe. Try to stay this way.
Around here, most of the public life has come to a halt. Most of the businesses, shops, restaurants, bars, theatres, playgrounds and sport venues are closed.
This brings me to above logo: All Austrian theatres, concert venues, festivals, clubs, and other places of entertainment, but also exhibition venues had to stop their operation by government order at March 9th, until at least April 13th.
A lot of people working in this industry, most of them freelancers like myself had run out of jobs at that moment. There are some promises from the government about some compensation payments, but at the moment this is all a little vague.
So the community of all kind of professions working in this industry has started a campaign to not get overheard. This is “OHNE-UNS” (“Without-us”)

The website is in German, but maybe you take a look and re post and share :
https://ohne-uns.at

Stay safe, guys!

Psalm 2017

Like  i already mentioned in my last post, with my new website http://www.thomasbernhardt.at
online now, the content I will post on this blog will slightly change.
I would like to show more backstage information, also about my second profession as a lighting designer in the entertainment industry.
So here I have the pleasure to tell you about a recurring collaboration with one of my favourite clients: The Styriarte in Graz, Austria.
Again, I will work for Psalm, their annual Easter music festival which will happen between April the 9th and April the 17th at the Helmut List Halle, Graz, Austria. (http://www.helmut-list-halle.com/home).
I have done a lot of work in this venue over the years, so it’s also a kind of homecoming for me. To know the people, to know the gear to work with, makes live a lot easier during lighting a festival, were you have to expect the unexpected always.
The theme of this years festival is “fruitful” (Fruchtbar in German), and they produced a very nice festival subject:

Sujet Psalm 2017
©Oxana Zaytseva

In  my design I will try to follow this intentions as far as possible with the lights, the mood and the colours, despite too much red can get easily too much in a nightclub setting. So to keep the balance there is important.

You can find the program of the festival and a lot of information about the artists and their music here on Styriartes website:
http://styriarte.com/psalm/
I will post some shots of the lighting and the festival as soon as possible,

See you soon!