Matthias Mayer aka Mo Magic
Mo magic works in various fields like painting, installation, photography, video and performance. He was finst influenced from Graffiti and POP ART in the late 1980’s. He then developed his style from paintings to objects, installations, videos and works in urban and social contexts. He now runs a ongoing video series with remote-controlled cars in different cities, starting in NYC in 1997. Mo Mogic still exhibits internationally but works and resides in Berlin.
“Speed of cars“-series
In his series „Speed of cars“ Matthias Mayer aka Mo Magic films radio controled cars, that he had fabricated out of toy trucks, foam and vinyl, in urban surroundings. He films them among the ongoing traffic from a ground perspective and a short distance, that they seem to have the same size than real cars.
The result is, even they are fictional, they get part of an urban reality. For every new video in a different city he fabricats a new remote control car, so that each video becomes unique while the appearance of the car corresponds with the city where it's shooted. The short cut videos are always with fast and groovy music, which gives them a mood and lively expression.
- „Speed of cars“
- 1997, 1min 20sec, New York City, USA
- 1998, 1min, Potsdam, Germany
- 1998, 1min 20 sec, Trier, Germany
- 2002, 2min 16sec, Hachenburg, Germany
- „Ville départ“
- 2003-2004, 2 min, Troyes, France
- „Porte de Berlin“
- 2005, 2.23 min, Paris/ Berlin; France/ Germany
- „Hu Made“
- 2008- , Shanghai, China __still in production
- „Hendek Hendek Atladim“
- 2009- , Istanbul, Turkey __still in production