Screening @ Wikimedia 11. August 18h

Hello you Coffeelovers out there!

We’re happy to announce another screening of our movie. Since we are talking free licences, the patent wars and making information public, Wikimedia is the perfect place to dicuss these issues. (Even if it may turn out teaching to the converted =;-))

And of course we are serious about these ideas and so our play is published under a Creative Commons Licence. The script and a high resolution version of the film and will be available for download soon. (Propably in late August, after there will be another screening at the Chaos Communication Camp).

So, see you on August 11th, 18h at Wikimedia, Tempelhofer Ufer 23/24, 10963 Berlin (Near Technikmuseum, U-Bhf Möckernbrücke)

Screening at Madonna Bar 1st Feb 2023

Healthy and happy new year to all you puppet fans out there!

Next chance to see our coffeebots movie will be on February 1st at the Madonna Bar in Kreuzberg (Wiener Strasse 22, 10999 Berlin) on Spreewaldplatz near the Görlitzer Park, opposite the swimming pool. Starting eight o clock – Free Entry!

Madonna is a pretty legendary bar that is existing since 1984 in the heart of Kreuzberg, having been a living room for a ton of musicians, artists and all kinds of the local crowd. There are over 250 whiskeys to discover, 150 kinds of rum and quite a selection of beer from tap. Since football is shown there on a regular base, we find a large screen, a decent video-projector and a nice sound system, which makes it perfect for a screening. Oh, and smoking is still allowed – but with new air-filters you don’t have the smoke clouds from former decasdes in there.

Full disclosure: I spent over 20 years behind the bar, financing my university and years of being unemployed. I met quite a few of my best friends and hundereds of nice people there and got to know the punkrock- and dive-bar-scene around Wiener Strasse since the mid nineties…

Here’s the homepage

And here you can find our Trailer

We had a great premiere in the c-base mainhall with free sparkling wine, popcorn, fancy dresses and a great audience. Thanks to everybody who joined us that night, clapped and shouted in their commentaries! After a small live performance by our favourite lip-syncing bots we watched the first official screening of „Never Mind …“ – Due to being seriously under time pressure before christmas it was also the first time the puppeteers and helpers were able to see the (almost final) version of the film. And of course all the people involved (and were healthy that night) came on stage.

And afterwards DJane Euphoria made sure we danced the rest of the night….

excds, e-punc, pico, johl, miri64 – photo by croete
e-punc, miri64, johl, pico, excds – photo by croete

Only about a week later we had the honour of screening the film at the HiP conference in front of a room full of nerds, digital rights activists and security pros. Since we do have a few pretty nerdy and IT-related jokes in there, it worked just as well…

If you are interested in a screening at your favourite hackerspace, off-cinema, cultural center, etc – let us know and write a mail to coffeebots (ät) Maybe you anything about interesting puppet or film-festivals, also please let us know!

december 17th, c-base, Rungestr. 20

Premiere and Trailer

(Deutsche Version weiter unten)

We are delighted to present to you our most recent work “Never mind the gig work… here’s the Coffebots!” It’s a marionette puppet extravaganza full of robots, coffee, and algorithmic capitalism. A punk rock space opera!

Follow our brave little coffeebots and their struggle against the system. Fly with us to the end of the universe to fight the big bad endboss.

World Film Premiere Gala: December 17th 2022, 20:00 CET at c-base, Berlin. You are all invited in your finest evening gown for a full evening with a movie screening, exclusive interviews, as well as lots of extra features and surprises! And of course there will be popcorn! Afterwards, we can party all night with DJ Euphoria spinning the hottest mp3s!

Our play will use the language of the Internet: Easy English with heavy accents and lots of technobabble. It is the reconstruction of the filmed version of a puppet play that was never performed. The completion of a work long in the making, and it turned out to be a movie, in the end. The coffeebots and those that pull their strings will be present and perform that evening. Expect more greatness from the puppets soon.

Please be future compatible.

Wir freuen uns, euch unser neuestes Werk „Never mind the gig work… here’s the Coffebots!“ zu präsentieren. Ein Marionetten-Spektakel mit Robotern, Kaffee und algorithmischem Kapitalismus. Eine Punkrock-Space-Oper!

Folgt unseren tapferen kleinen Coffebots und ihrem Kampf gegen das System. Fliegt mit uns ans Ende des Universums, um den großen bösen Endboss zu bekämpfen.

Welturaufführung: 17. Dezember 2022, 20:00 MEZ in der c-base, Berlin. Ihr seid alle eingeladen mit uns, in eurer schönsten Abendgarderobe, zu einem abendfüllenden Programm mit einer Filmvorführung, exklusiven Interviews sowie vielen Extras und Überraschungen eure Zeit zu verbringen! Und natürlich gibt es auch Popcorn! Danach feiern wir die ganze Nacht mit einem DJ, der die angesagtesten mp3s auflegt!

Unser Stück wird die Sprache des Internets verwenden: Einfaches Englisch mit starkem Akzent und viel Technobabble. Es ist die Rekonstruktion der verfilmten Version eines Puppenspiels, das nie aufgeführt wurde. Die Vollendung eines Werkes, an dem wir lange gearbeitet haben und das letztlich zum Film wurde. Die Coffeebots und ihre Strippenziehenden werden an diesem Abend anwesend sein und auftreten. Erwartet bald mehr Großartiges von den Puppen.

Bitte bleibt zukunftskompatibel.

Never mind the gig work

Coffeebots @ rC3

We have a gig! we have a gig!

The Coffeebots will premiere the first part of „Never Mind the Gig Work…“ at the Congress (äh, actually: Remote Chaos Experience) rC3 on December 29. 2021 – 22:00h in the c-base stream.

YES! IT IS THE WORLD PREMIERE of our marionette puppet extravaganza full of robots, coffee, punkrock space shanties, and algorithmic capitalism. In the language of the Internet: Easy English with heavy accents and lots of technobabble. It will be the first of three acts that we videotaped at the c-base with the c-atre collectivdrama in december 2021. Acts two and three will follow and hopefully we can go live on stage with a real audience in the spring of 2022.

Thanks to Robert Reckin for the music, excds for re-recording and re-mixing our voices and cven for his work as lighting technician and camera operator!

The Coffebots play: Fairytale of New York

It’s the end of the pandemic year 2020 so the Coffeebots chose a wonderful christmas-song by one of the greatest bands ever to sing-a-long:
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues
Of course the filming took place considering the social distancing rules and it kind of matches the beautiful lyrics.
Thanks a lot to Miriam who helped puppeteering and filming.

Whish you all nice and relaxed holidays and a geat 2021!

Welcome to

Around the year 2000 a few friends and me had a band called „Elektrosmog“. So I got the domain and with it the second one (that’s kind of where my nickname originated as well). It was a self-html-styled homepage with some of our songs. Well, the band split up and I continued the page as a calender for concerts and events in Berlin with a newsletter for some 50 people (who hardly ever came to the concerts or demos but always liked reading it to know what strange events were happening).

I changed the homepage to a wordpress-weblog later, linking videoclips, my vectorgraphics and the like. At some point the site got crashed and I didn’t bother enough to keep working on it. (Must have been around 2012 or so)

So now here we go with Version 3.0! I’m planning to put together some old stuff scattered on different platforms as an online archive, but also use it to publish new content. So I start again now, in spring 2020, with my Corona-Project. Combinig my hobbies music, theatre, animation and video using the skills I picked up over the years. So, have fun with the COFFEEBOTS!