VIEW CLOSING LETTER

Monday the 22nd, August 2011

Nearly seven years have passed and much has changed since the inception of Cypher13.

Now we are two, Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr. Together, we have grown considerably - in principle, in thought, and in capacity - but not in number.

We have grown in practice.

We have chosen to pursue quality in all things - over quantity. This has come to define our craft and those with whom we wish to partner and to serve. We have chosen objectivity over subjectivity, accountability over bureaucracy, and personal responsibility over ambiguity.

And so, we have decided to close Cypher13 and to open a new design studio. We will usher in a new era of socially significant, lasting, far-reaching work.

We will strive to do better.

Goodbye Cypher13.

Welcome Berger & Föhr.

Sincerely,
Todd Berger
Lucian Föhr

  • KidsPatch



    KidsPatch: Children's Creativity Lab

    KidsPatch is an event series dedicated to "new children's creativity". Each event consists of a series of workshops for kids (age 5-12). All of the workshops focus on the fields of music, graphic art, performance and new media. The program is 100% participative and offers a completely new and intuitive approach to children's education in the context of arts and culture. The pilot event was initiated in Belgrade, Serbia in 2008, and has since traveled internationally and reached a large number of young participants.

    For KidsPatch: Children's Creativity Lab, at the Biennial of the Americas, a specially commissioned program was designed. Being the largest KidsPatch production to date, artists from throughout the Americas were assembled and paired with small groups of children. Artists were asked to produce their own, unique, KidsPatch Creativity Lab and then to engage in the experience with their kids.

    For our first KidsPatch, cypher13 designed an immersive, multi-media art project experience, focused on developing both individual skills and creativity while prompting larger group collaboration.

    KidsPatch at the Biennial of the Americas was curated by Nana Radenkovic, Relja Bobic, Kate Lesta, and was held in collaboration with Pictoplasma. Other participating artists included Jeronimo Hagerman, SWEATSHOPPE, and the Humble Arts Collective.

    Photography courtesy of: Sam Campbell

    July 27, 2010

    Art, KidsPatch