Mail Art Call

Oldschool Mail Art invitation to our project


about/against the plagues of 21 century such as Censorship, Dictators, Digitalisation, Fascism, Gentrification, Globalisation, Neoliberalism, New Poverty, Racism, Refugee Crisis, Terrorism, etc.

All techniques/ only format: Postcard, A6, (10 x 15cm)

Send without envelope to: Brandstifter, Kaiserstrasse 43, 55116 Mainz, Germany

Please write your name, title and email on the back. No „cheap“ b/w fotocopies accepted. All contributions who stick to the theme will be part of our interdisciplinary THE POST INDUSTRIAL WAR festival and presented in an exhibition from June 9 till September 2018 at our non profit art space Walpodenakademie in Mainz.

Deadline: May 30th.

No jury, no return! Online doc on

Tech Riders


Freitag 30. März 20h – Konzert mit Tech Riders = Sindre Bjerga und Frans de Waard
When early 2016 Sindre Bjerga (Norway) and Frans de Waard (The Netherlands) decided to join forces on a tour through Germany and The Netherlands, they decided that a duo act would be in order as well; as both have a wide experience in improvised electronics it was decided not to add another duo of improvised music to the scene, but rather be a group with structured songs that needed planning and rehearsing. Eight song structures were prepared by Frans de Waard, entirely based upon drone material delivered by Sindre Bjerga, plus a bit of synthesizer and rhythm. On tour Frans mixed all of these materials live, while Bjerga added his synth noise, radio/Walkman cut-ups and microphone abuse. All of this resulting in a wild ride of rhythm ‚ n noise and drones. From the highly subdued to the overtly loud, one could think of early Cabaret Voltaire, Merzbow, computer glitch, cosmic synthesizers, minimal techno and massive drone and you may have something that is close to the Tech Riders sound. The eight pieces on ‚In The Sky‘ are a selection of recordings made on the road in 2016 and have very little to do (anymore) with the CDR that was sold as tour merchandise, also called ‚In The Sky‘. Confusing? Yes, it sure is, that’s Tech Riders for you.

Walpoden Potluck Dinner

Walpoden Potluck Dinner 1803
Walpoden Potluck Dinner 1803

Eine informelle Veranstaltung zum Austausch & Kennenlernen
für Künstler*innen, Nachbarn, Freunde und Bekannte der Walpodenakademie. Jeden 2. Freitag im Monat.
Eintritt frei/Spenden erbeten!

Kommt einfach am Freitag 08. Dezember um 19:30 Uhr vorbei und bringt was Leckeres zum Essen für alle mit. Die Walpoden“chefs“ kochen ein Leibgericht und sorgen für Getränke (gegen Spende). Wer Lust hat einen kleinen Beitrag (Lesung/Video/Musik/Performance) für den anschließenden Kunstsalon in der Galerie beizutragen meldet sich bitte an bei