Season 5 · Episode 3
Henrik Mauler studied architecture with the intention of never building a house. Instead, he wanted to understand the paradigms of three-dimensional space. Being a sophisticated player of 8-Bit games such as Pong or Space Invaders during his teens, Mauler founded the multiple award winning studio ZEITGUISED where art and design intersects with digital and physical spaces. ZEITGUISED are based in Berlin and have been influencing synthetic image production since 2001, where their approach connecting formal and conceptual design oscillates between the cerebral and poetic. With high profile clients such as COMME des GARÇONS, Mercedes Benz, and Nike, their work often bears character like abstractions, brandishing a ZEITGUISED blend of digital animism; creating a universe steeped in consciousness where inanimate objects are inhibited by a connecting spirit. In his STRRR episode, Henrik Mauler picked a series of landmark examples of animation videos ranging from a snippet from Walt Disney’s epic “Tron” feature film, The Designers Republic’s legendary “Grammy Winners” video for the German electronic group Funkstörung, to ZEITGUISED’s own “Peripetics” animation.
Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes