Author Archives: Patrizia

Our new video essay premieres next week at NODE

“Gabriel Shalom and Patrizia Kommerell’s (KS12) stories switch between fact and fiction. Their video essays, which mainly consist of interviews, experiment with new forms of narration, which originate from modes of production and association found in a digitally linked community. NODE13 commissioned KS12’s new work, which has been produced under the title ‘Another Dimension’ as a part of the Deutsche Börse Residency programme in Frankfurt.” – Thanks NODE for the nice words!

It would be great to see you at the premiere of Another Dimension next week:
Monday, February 11, 2013 – 20:00 (8PM) at the Frankfurter Kunstverein

We’re Gonna Take You To “Another Dimension”


We got older. And as we got older we realized we had rules. Not the rules of our parents. Not the rules of some big corporation or government. Rules of interaction, of engagement, etiquette even. We had grown up in a world of magical objects – things with attributes, properties, menus and options. And slowly we introduced this magic back out into the world – at least on the surface of things. In our desperation for control in a world more and more out of control, we began expressing these rules about objects in our aesthetics. Guided by visions of a near future in which the real and the virtual would be seamlessly blended, we created prototypes and simulations with increasingly higher fidelity. Yet the tyranny of the frame prevailed. Our rules collided with systems of another dimension. Stubbornly, we carried on building the simulacrum. We gritted our teeth, we dug in our heels, and we fought to stay lucid as our dreams shimmered across legions of rectangles.

During the next several weeks we will producing our newest video essay “Another Dimension” during our artist’s residency in the Deutsche Börse Residency Program at the Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Another Dimension will premiere at the 2013 edition of the NODE Forum for Digital Arts on February 11th, 2013 at 8pm in the Frankfurter Kunstverein.

This video essay features the artists Dmitry Paranyushkin, Onyx Ashanti, Gabriel Shalom and Protey Temen.

Early Stage

Why is Portland an interesting place to create a startup?
How can we understand entrepreneurs and software engineers to be a new creative class?
What roles do story and performance play in the creation of an enterprise?

Following the true story of a group of aspiring startups in the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), in the context of Portland’s creative and technology ecosystem, KS12 presents Early Stage, a Video Sprint in collaboration with PIE which starts a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.

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A picture is worth a thousand words

I love salty and savory food. Even when I was a kid I preferred eating cheese over cake. One of my grandmas is still trying to convince me to order dessert in restaurants and usually I just order an espresso. BUT last november I baked my first apple pie and even documented it. I stumbled across the photos last week (I was pretty proud of how it turned out) and thought sharing this picture would be a good start for what’s to come.

Pati, Jocelin & Gabriel in front of KS12's new office for the summer.

If this post seems a little mysterious, take a look at our last couple posts to learn more about PIE:

Is KS12 a Startup?
Product as Process Part 1: Introducing the Video Sprint
Product as Process Part 2: The Video Sprint Prototype
Product as Process Part 3: Video Sprint Features

More updates are certain to follow, so stay tuned!