99Rooms is an unique internet art project that mixes wall painting, photography, animation and sound. Shortly after its launch in June 2004, more than 5 million individuals throughout the world have already visited this interdisciplinary composite work of art. 99Rooms stemmed from the mystical, often apocalyptically charming pictures created by Berlin artist Kim Köster within the countless vacated premises of East Berlin‘s industrial sector.
2010: Ana Somnia
A whole world waits for you when you turn out the lights. Our imagination works wonders when no one is watching. In our dreams lie childish figures, random shapes and half remembered memories. Ana Somnia is a generative art project that emulates how we dream, combining animation, soundscapes and code. Kim Köster’s Illustrations merge in manifold permutations, seemingly the same, yet different each time. Switch off your lights to enter Ana’s dreamworld.
the faces behind rostlaub
Rostlaub creates worlds of morbid beauty. Since 2004 we combine art, design, music and programming in a way you have never seen before. The rewards are an international Flash Forward Award, a webby award nomination and more than 13 million visitors by now.
Kim Köster, Art
Kim Köster lives and works in Berlin. Born and raised in the rural North German artist
colony Worpswede he soon discovered his fascination for urbanity. He moved to the capital
and developed his unique artistic approach to post-modern deindustrialization: Mixing up
different techniques and materials to create fragile worlds of beauty within brute landscapes
of apocalyptic decay.
Johannes Bünemann, Music
Johannes Bünemann works with video, sound and analog photography. He is also involved in several bands and musical projects. At the moment he is studying art at the UdK-Berlin with Professor Thomas Zipp.
Stephan Schulz, Code
Stephan Schulz lives and works in Berlin. His work focuses on animation and application.
Constantly searching for maximum simplicity, he finds inspiration in nature`s ingenious
principles of construction. No matter if it`s about real-time data, dynamically generated
content, games, tools, interactive entertainment or non-commercial experiments– he keeps it
simple and stable.
Richard Schumann, Design
Richard Schumann lives and works in Berlin. Being a versatile design all-rounder he always searches for meaningful and demanding projects. His main fields of work are screen design, interaction design, corporate design and programming but he`s also an expert in video design. Since 1999 he has worked for countless clients like Allianz, LBS, Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile or Native Instruments.