Short Documentary about the artists from Taumel der Tatsache exhibition, July 2021, Berlin

Frequently, an art exhibition brings together the works of artists, but the reasons and the artistic proposal of those who present their work are not always well understood. Delving into these reasons and why can help to better understand the background of the work.

In this well-made 20-minute video documentary, filmmaker Chrysanthi Goula visited the artists Maria Rapela, Nina Heimlich, Amelia Nin, Birgit Fechner and Nora Sturm in their studios and organised a series of questions to probe into the work and realisation of each artist’s work. The result is a short documentary that shows and reveals aspects of the work, reflection and expression of the visual artists during an exhibition in July 2021 at the K salon, Berlin-kreuzberg.

The exhibition was realised in the context of Art Up’s support programme for artists and mentorshiops, Erfolg im team.

Artists who appear in the video and their respective websites:


Maria Rapela – http://mariarapela.com

Nina Heimlich – https://ninaheimlich.com

Amelia Nin – https://amelianin.com

Birgit Fechner – https://birgit-fechner.de

Nora Sturm – https://www.norasturm.art/

Pop-up Exhibition at The Ballery – Berlin

Photo/Design: Maria Rapela

“The Ballery invites you to an artist reception and the preview of our second pop-up art exhibition of the summer. This exhibition will feature the works of Berlin based artists. There is no theme to the exhibition.

Artist have been asked to present works that best introduce their artistic vision and practice. Every summer in a series of short pop-up style exhibitions, The Ballery invites new artists to share their works with new audiences.“

Opening hours:

Vernissage/Opening: 20th August 18hr – 21hr


Saturday 21st August 13hr – 19hr

Saturday 28th August 13hr – 19hr

or make an appointment for all other times.

All artworks will be featured in the Ballery online store. Visit the store and the artwork at this link: https://theballery.com/shop/

Particpating artists:

Amrita Dhillon
Andrea D’Angelo
Anja W
Callum Leo Hughes
Camille Schaeffer
Camille Theodet
Candy Bassas
Cecilia Lo
Clara Saak
D.Jozef Chroscinski
Elisabeth Mochner
Emeline Mottais
Emmanuelle Wilhem
Ernst van Hoek
Florian Tenk
Gawie Joubert
Gerrit Astor
Javier Benito
Lucas NGO
Hannah Lansburgh
Magdalena Piech
Maria Rapela
Marta Straskas
Max Stedfield
Rolf Czulius
Sabrina Bartolozzi
Tan Kadam
WiNTERFiELDT
Zeno Spyropoulos
Zinghoi, Wong

Participating in a virtual reality workshop

Participating in a virtual reality workshop from home © Maria Rapela 2021

The other day I had the opportunity to participate in some introductory workshops on virtual reality and extended reality given by the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin).
In addition to formal computer studies, they research and bring technology closer to artists who need or want to experiment with new technologies.

The Aurora School for Artists supports artists and people in the creative industries in the development of a project or with further studies.

It was very interesting to learn about technologies that may be more affordable in the future. I was also able to live a virtual reality experience directly, as they were organized to bring the glasses to the participants‘ homes. We saw a project of about 7mn called Here we are – A touring torture (2018) from the Swan collective.


We were also able to meet some artists like Carly Lave (Golem Labor) who have already been researching and developing projects in these fields, bringing together various disciplines such as dance/performance and virtual reality.

XR_Unites is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Reinforcing Innovation Potential in Culture II program, with the kind support of the Senate Department of Culture and Europe.

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Maria Rapela Foto -
Experimentando la realidad virtual © Maria Rapela 2021

Participando en un taller de realidad virtual

El otro día tuve la oportunidad de participar en unos talleres de introducción a la realidad virtual y la realidad extendida impartidos por la Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas de Berlín ( Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin).
Además de los estudios formales de informática, investigan y acercan la tecnología a los artistas que necesitan o quieren experimentar con las nuevas tecnologías.

La Aurora School for Artists apoya a los artistas y a las personas de las industrias creativas en el desarrollo de un proyecto o con estudios de formación continua.

Fue muy interesante conocer las tecnologías que pueden ser más asequibles en el futuro.
y poder vivir una experiencia directamente, ya que se organizaron para llevar las gafas a las casas de los participantes.
También pudimos conocer a algunos artistas como Carly Lave (Golem Labor) que ya han estado investigando y desarrollando proyectos en estos ámbitos, aunando varias disciplinas como la danza/performance y la realidad virtual.

XR_Unites está financiado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) en el marco del programa Reforzar el potencial de innovación en la cultura II, con el amable apoyo del Departamento de Cultura y Europa del Senado.

Maria Rapela is an artist and photographer of artistic events, documentation, artwork photography and portraits.

Maria Rapela Artviewer

From the glaciers serie. Artist: Gailla / Foto Maria Rapela

Since last year I’ve been posting photos on Instagram about exhibitions or museums I visit, friends exhibitions and artworks from customers I take pictures of.

I have been taking photos for years when I go to exhibitions or museums, and the time had come to bring them to light.

Artwork photography in Berlin

On the other hand, I have also decided to offer the service of artwork photography to whoever needs it here in Berlin.

Many artists don’t have the equipment or the time to properly photograph their work and so, I help them with that task.

Here are some photos I recently took of artists brothers Alex and John Gailla. As they are planning to make a new website, they needed good photos and also some portraits.

It’s a series on glaciers. Gailla says that one day they had the opportunity to fly over the glaciers in Switzerland, their homeland. It is what inspired them to work on this triptych.

Follow me on Instagram: @maria_rapela_artviewer

More info about photography art objects and painting here: mariarapelafoto.com

Artist duo: Gailla / Foto: ©Maria Rapela, 2021

Resumen en español.

Desde hace mucho que siempre tomaba fotos en las exposiciones, registraba todo y quería llevármelo con las fotos a la casa. Pero desde el año pasado empecé a publicar este tipo de fotos en Instagram, del arte que veo, de otros y otras artistas. También publico las fotos de las obras de clientes que necesitan fotos buenas de sus obras para la web y que no tienen o el equipo o el tiempo para hacerlo de manera profesional.

El otro día le tomé fotos a los trabajos de los hermanos Gailla, porque están pensando hacerse una web nueva. Los hermanos, originarios de Suiza y desde hace unos años en Berlín, sobrevolaron en alguna ocasión unos glaciares de los Alpes y eso los inspiró a trabajar en esta serie – tríptico.

Sigueme en Instagram: @maria_rapela_artviewer

Más información sobre fotografía de obras de arte: mariarapelafoto.com