about us

KOPFFARBEN Julia Schaefer and Johannes Schmidt

Since we met in 2001, we have been working together on several projects uniting technology and art.

We started with the short film “Kopffarben” (2004), which became eponymous for all further projects. Next, we developed the interactive space installation “artificial room 1.0” (2009) and the project “Light Painting” from 2010 onwards.

Julia Schäfer‘s area in the light painting project are artistic conception and realization as well as the creation of the pictorial elements. Johannes Schmidt animates the drawn layers live during the shows and thus creates continuously changing image worlds.

Kopffarben GbR was founded in June 2012 and has been available for events since then.

Julia Schaefer (Art Director, Artist)
click here for: CV/ Portfolio Julia Schäfer


> born 1983 (Thuringia-Germany)
> IMAGO School for Art and Design, Erfurt (Thuringia)
> Set design assistance at puppet theater, Halle (Saxony-Anhalt)
> Graphic Design training, Halle (Saxony-Anhalt)
> Studies Arts, Schwerte (North Rhine-Westphalia)
> Diploma 2009: Painting
> since 2012: Artistic Director KOPFFARBEN GbR, Berlin

Johannes Schmidt (Technical Director, Developer, Artist)
click here for: CV/ Portfolio Johannes Schmidt


> born 1978 (Thuringia-Germany)
> Studies in Computer Sciences and Media Technology, Ilmenau (Thuringia)
> Studies in Direction and Computer Animation
> Diploma 2009: Computer Animation, Schwerte (North Rhine-Westphalia)
> Computer Artist and Project Assistant at film production company SCHMIDTzKATZE FILMKOLLEKTIV GmbH in Halle and Berlin
> Systems Administrator and Senior Artist at animation company PUPPETEERS Schwerte (North Rhine-Westphalia)
> since 2009 Freelancer 3D Animation, Programming
> since 2012: Technical Director KOPFFARBEN GbR, Berlin



Erina Kashihara erina-light-mode-art.com

photo, film, direction

Yonas Dias  thirdhand.tumblr.com
Fouad Boutahar
Bettina Novak
Matthias Zech
Antonia Meißner
Ricardo Rodrigues
Saskia Noelle Kaiser no-elle-photography.com


Brunhild Fischer (flute+LoopStation) www.brunhild-fischer.de
Holger Laudert (piano) soundcloud.com/h-laudert
Cornelia Neuwirt (piano) www.88tasten-frankfurt.de
Christine Hoberg (singing+LoopStation) soundcloud.com/christine-hoberg
Gwen Kyrg (singing+Impro) soundcloud.com/gwenxkyrg
The JackAffair (band) soundcloud.com/jackaffair

fire show

Fuegopaz www.fuegopaz.de

theater, performance, dance

Artistania www.artistania.org



light art for iPad:
tagtool www.omai.at

a multipurpose toolkit:
vvvv vvvv.org


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