Artistic | Bio

Mahir Duman / Visual Artist

Video Art | Video Mapping | Projections | Visuals Performance | Installation | Vjing

Mahir Duman is a visual artist and VJ based in Berlin, presenting live performances, interactive installations, and projection mapping in various European countries, especially for concerts, music- and art festivals, clubs, and art galleries.
He was born in Ordu, Turkey, and lived in Istanbul for many years. In 2011 he moved to Berlin and expanded his life and work as an artist.
Duman studied Industrial Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, and Digital Film & Visual Effects at the SAE Institute in Berlin, Germany.
He produces videos, short films, music clips, and lots of other media sets, mixed and synchronized with sound and the rhythm of action. He describes his imagery as unrealistic and surreal, that question human perception and the interplay between subjects.
Mahir defines music as the scenario of a visual show and aims to create a new perspective, a relationship between humanity and the universe, to reach the human subconscious and feelings by playing light, color, and images.
He believes that art enables us to find and lose ourselves simultaneously and inspires people’s awareness of unconscious and conscious states of life.

Mahir Duman ist ein in Berlin lebender visueller Künstler und VJ.
Er präsentiert europaweite Live-Auftritte, interaktive Installationen, und Projektionsmapping für Konzerte, Musik-und Kunstfestivals, Clubs und Kunstgalerien.

Geboren wurde er im türkischen Ordu, und lebte viele Jahre in Istanbul. 2011 zog er nach Berlin und erweiterte dort sein Leben und Wirken als Künstler.
Er hat Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen an der Yıldız TU in Istanbul studiert, später folgte das Studium Digitaler Film und Visuelle Effekte am SAE Institut Berlin.
Mahir produziert Videos, Kurzfilme, Musikclips und andere Mediensets gemischt und synchron mit Klang und Handlungsrhythmus.
Er selbst beschreibt seine Arbeiten als unrealistische und surreale Bilder, welche die menschliche Wahrnehmung und das Wechselspiel von Subjekten in Frage stellen.

Er definiert Musik als das Szenario einer Visual-Show mit dem Ziel, eine neue Perspektive zu kreieren, eine Beziehung zwischen Menschheit und Universum, das menschliche Unterbewusstsein und Gefühle durch das Spiel mit Licht, Farbe und Bild zu erreichen.
Duman glaubt daran, dass Kunst ermöglicht, uns zu finden und gleichzeitig zu verlieren, und die Wahrnehmung bewusster und unbewusster Lebenszustände zu inspirieren

 # Objective #

To research, develop, and expand my knowledge and creativeness in the field of visual , video, and mapping processing and to create unusual, imaginary and unrealistic interactive visuals.

# Artistic Statement #

reality, surrealism, subjective, illusion, emotion sharing, relationship, openness, wish to tell something, wish to feel together, interaction, aiming the pleasure in the process of production and of the medium being used, wish to be known, wish to change something, wish to stand against the system, focusing on the different perception of reality, subjective, personal war, difference between personal perceptions and the perceptions of people, freedom and a fiery atmosphere, habitat, art, questionings, necessity principle and art, art as a beautiful world, call for help, realizing the situation in the world, forgetting oneself, wish to escape and disconnect from reality, wish to fly, wish to die from overdose, fears and paranoias, mind games and openness, meditation, sharing, communism, openness. love, enjoy, love, rhythm and harmony in the same feeling, openness of perceptions, dance and movement, non-stop movement, from time to time hide and seeks…

# About Video #

discovering, showing, being the displayed one, relating and dancing, removing the borders, reinterpreting relationships, dialectic, interaction, wish to reveal new and now, catching the rhythm, catching the wave, swimming, wish to be the wave, combining sound and video on a personal perception.

#Clients/Clubs/Festivals#

  • 48 Studenten Neuköln 15-16th Art and Cultur Festival
  • Acud macht neu
  • Admiral Palast Theatre 
  • Alan-İstanbul Art Gallery, Istanbul
  • Apartment Project Berlin, Berlin
  • Arena Club
  • Ava Club
  • Babylon Kino
  • Babylon ORCHESTRA
  • Bang Bang Club
  • Beate Uwe
  • Berlin Light festival
  • Bin Nu Club
  • Burg Schnabel Club
  • Christa Kupfer Club
  • Crack Bellmer
  • Depo Art Gallery, Istanbul
  • DisPlaced // RePlaced Festival
  • ENGAGE 2021 Sound and Visual Festival
  • Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • Funkhause
  • Freudenreich Club
  • Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum
  • Glasshaus Arena
  • Griessmühle
  • Guerilla Gallery
  • Haubentaucher Club
  • Haselhorst13
  • Helig Geist Church
  • Heimathafen Neukölln
  • Hoftheater
  • Holzmarkt
  • Jubeljahre Festival
  • Kalkscheune
  • KaterBlau Club
  • KargaArt Gallery, Istanbul
  • Kepotopia Festival
  • Kitkat Club
  • Krake Art Exhibition Festival
  • Kulturbrauerei
  • Kulturbotschaft Lichtenberg
  • La Nature Festival
  • Leipzig Light Festival
  • Lockdown Summer Festival
  • Loftus Hall
  • Lübnitz  City Art Festival,
  • Lido
  • Maze Club
  • I.K.Z Club
  • Noise Fabrik
  • NoName Festival
  • Oewerall Festival
  • Orwohause
  • O.T Project Raum
  • Planet Flow
  • PREKAER re-connect  Festival
  • Radial Sytem
  • Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
  • Schloss Kannawurf, Thüringen
  • Suicide Club Berlin
  • Spectrum Science Center, Berlin
  • Stadtkloster Segen Church
  • Stephani Church
  • Tape Modern Berlin
  • Tabularasa Festival
  • Transmediale & CMT / Vorspiel
  • TTT Werkstätten Festival
  • Teufelsberg
  • Unterm Dach Theater
  • Urban Spree
  • VOODOO55 Art Gallery
  • Waking Life Festival
  • Wedding Art Galery
  • Wedding -Kunst PUR! 2012
  • Wilde Möhre Festival
  • YAAM
  • Zu einer Zeit in Gardelegen Festival
  • Zuklima Art Gallery
  • Zukunft am Ostkreuz
  • Zur Klappe Club

# Visual Mapping – Performances – Vjing – Installation   #

2021

  • Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, #1 Über Brücken, Live Visual Performance, Berlin
  • Statt-Licht Festival, Projektion Mapping, Live Performance & Video Mapping Workshop, Leipzig
  • La Nature Art & Music Festival, Projection Mapping, Belgium
  • ENGAGE 2021 Sound and Visual Festival, Audiovisual Set, London
  • Jubel Jahre Festival, Video Mapping Performance, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Lübnitz  City Art Festival,  Live Body- Hula hoop Projection Performance, Lübnitz
  • O.T Project Raum, Mannequins #2  Interactive Live Installation, Berlin
  • Lockdown Summer Festival, Live Visual Performance, Heilstätte Grabowsee, Oranienburg
  • Doom Farm Music Festival, Live Visual Performance, Putlitz
  • Art | Dicction Festival, Visual Performance & Projection Mapping, Haselhorst13, Berlin
  • Ava Club, Visual Artist Residence Visual Projection & projection Mapping Installation, Berlin

2020

  • Kepotopia Festival, Live Visual Performance, Berlin
  • Leipzig Light Festival, Video Mapping Performance, Leipzig
  • O.T Project Raum, Mannequins  Interactive Live Installation, Berlin
  • Yatao – Handpan & Didge – Berlin, Live Visual Perfomance, Stadtkloster Segen Church, Berlin
  • United We Stream | female:pressure Circle, Live Visual Perfomance, Berlin
  • Quarantine Club live from Suicide Club, Live Visual Performance, Berlin
  • DISColor – First Call / LIVE,  Live Visual Performance, Vienna
  • Acid Habibti vol.3 Berlinale, Live Visual Performance, Berlin
  • Ǟʟᴄʜᴇᴍɪǟ psychedelic YOGA, Live Visual Performance, Berlin
  • Rummelstilzchens Streamellachs, Live Visual Perfomance, Berlin
  • Ava Club, Live Visual Performance + Streaming, Resident Artist, Berlin
  • Christa Kupfer, Visual Performance + Streaming, Resident Artist, Berlin

2019

  • Berlin Berlin, The great show of the golden 20″s, Visual Performance, Admiral Palast
  • Eufonia  Science. Festival 2019, Video Installation, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin
  • Recordat Berlin #016, Live Visual Performance, Bi Nuu Club, Berlin
  • The Heavy riffs foundation #2, Live Visual Performance, Maze Club, Berlin,
  • Acid Habibti vol.1-2. Live Visual Performance &Installation, Loftus Hall, Berlin
  • Klangdome – Inner Space Soundscape, Live Visual performance, Klangdome
  • Yatao – Handpan & Didge – Berlin, Live Visual Perfomance, Stadtkloster Segen Church,Berlin
  • G.A Trio / Germany Tour, Live visual Performance, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
  • Rave Aufstand | No Future No Dancefloor, Visual Projection, Mitte
  • AUCH – Nachbar*schaft ist Kunst, Live Visual Performance &Installation
  • Waking Life 2019, Portugal
  • Der Kongress tanzt! – Klenzepark, Live Visual Performance, Ingolstadt
  • La Nature festival, Live Visual Performance, Belgium
  • PREKAER re-connect ♦ Festival, Brandenburg
  • Babylon Orchestra – unVEILed Vol. I, Live Visual Performance, Heimathafen, Berlin
  • Moment Festival 2019, Live Visual Performance, Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • Redlake Circus, Miea & The Self-Collected, Live Visual Performance, Prague
  • MONDE // Monada Record Release, Live Visual Performance, Beate Uwe
  • ☾ Mah o Setareh★ Frühlingsfest ❀, Live Visual Performance, Mensch Meier
  • SaSoMo w/ Tapesh / German Brigante / Mila Stern / Vanita, Live visual Perfomance, Kater Blau
  • DisPlaced // RePlaced Festival 2019 Live Visual Performance, Radial System
  • Epikuer w/ Majim (Live), Juliet, Clara Sun, Sudden Beach (Live) Live Visual Performance, Loophole
  • Junoon جنون – by La6izi & Arab*Underground, Live Visual Performance , Mensch Meier
  • ⏚ JΣtzt Geht’s Lөs ᐐ LΣt’s Get Lөst ⏚, Live Visual Performance, Planet Flow
  • Berliner Einsamkeit: gestern – heute – morgen – Jetzt.Erst.Recht, video Installation, Expedition Metropolis Theater
  • movLab #30 presents Mahir Duman, Spectrum Berlin
  • Phantom Winter, Tears Of Fire, Black Sadhu, Live Visual Performance, Leipzig
  • NYE w/ Keep it Sample & Late Nite Snacks, Live Visual Performance, Berlin

2018

  • Live Visual Performance & Installation, Waking Life Festival, Portugal
  • Live Visual Performance CMT- Rendered Personas, TRANSIT • Digital Art Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Nachtblumen Party, Arena Club, Berlin
  • △ Tales of Meridian ▽ w/ Unders, Holger Hecler, M.Rux live, Live Visual Performance, Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • Коллектиф – Festival Auftakt, Live visual Performance, Crack Bellmer
  • Weaving Visions of R*Evolution, Live Visual Performance, Kulturbotschaft Lichtenberg
  • Analoge Photos – Analoger Fotostammtisch #14 – Show&Tell,Ida Nowhere, Berlin
  • Visual Installation, Es ist was es ist, Group Exhibition, VOODOO55 Art gallery, Berlin
  • Parantatatam – Ausstellungseröffnung, Live Visual Perfomance, Kulturgiesserei
  • Die Schöne Party, Live Visual Performance, Kalkscheune Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Reverse Mode | Synaesthesie Concert, Marie-Antoinette Club,
  • Live Visual Performance, Yatao – Handpan & Didgeridoo, Kulturkirche St. Stephani, Bremen
  • Live Visual Performance, Yatao – Handpan & Didgeridoo, Stadtkloster Segen Church, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Synaesthesie Dome Concerts, Teufelsberg, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Redlake Circus Concert,  Lido Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Zör Klappenstilz auf Abwegen, Zur Klappe, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance,  Black Sadhu Concert,  Blackdoor  Party, Orwohause, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance,  Black Sadhu Concert,  Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin

2017

  • Live Visual Performance, Noname Festival, Belgium
  • Live Visual Performance, Oewerall Festival, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance,, Zu einer Zeit in Gardelegen. Festival, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Redlake Circus Concert, Sofia, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Live Visual Performance, Tabularasa Festival, Waldbad Stolzenhain
  • Video Installation – Public Affairs – moving images from urban body experiences, FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum
  • Fänger, Projection Mapping Installation, 48 Studenten Neuköln  Art and Cultur Festival,
  • Live Visual Performance, Red Lake Circus Concert, Lido, Berlin
  • 48 Studenten Neuköln  Art and Cultur Festival, Berlin
  • “Ankommen | Arrival”, Live Visual Performance, Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, M.ONDE Concerts, Wartenburg am OstX, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Schaberkose #2 ,  Burg Schnabel, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Zwischenraum Soliparty  Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Twister! New School Old School No School, Lofhus Hall, Berlin

2016

  • Visual Installation, Ears & Eyes meets Mystic Friday, Kitkat Club, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Yatao – Handpan&Didge – Church Edition Concert, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Enso Akasha at Teufelsberg, Berlin,Germany
  • Projection Mapping Installation, Berlin Art week – Modernity, Haubentaucher, Berlin
  • Projection Mapping Installation, Orientation Festival, Klunkerkranich, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, TTT Werkstätten Festival, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Late Night Tales, Live Visual Performance, Fete de la Musique , Griessmühle, Berlin
  • “The Spectator Frames” Projection Mapping Installation, 48h Neukölln, Das
  • Kunst Festival, Heimathafen,
  • Live Visual Performance, Zu einer Zeit in Gardelegen Festival, Magdeburg

2015

  • “Models ” Live Visual Performance, Wilde Möhre Festival, Berlin
  • “Zeit Lupe” Live Visual Performance, Krake Art Exhibition Festival, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Schatzsuche Schloss Kannawurf, Thüringen
  • 3D Visual Mapping Show, 7VJ Installation, Urban Spree, Berlin
  • Dogs Bollocks Visual Installation, Urban Spree, Berlin
  • “Mirage” Visual Installation. Unicat Gallery, Berlin
  • Video Performance, Six Vision Klub & Teknoid Synergie, Berlin
  • “NYE” Live Visual Performance, Urban Spree, Berlin,

2014

  • Video Installation, Sushi& Kebap, Urban Spree, Berlin
  • “Horror Show” Video Installation, Babylon Kino, Berlin
  • “Technology ” Live Visual Performance Brain Theft – Album Release, Berlin
  • “LunaPark” Live Visual Performance, Satisfactory Factory, Berlin
  • “Birth Of Light ” Video Installation, Rumrudern Auststellung, Freudenreich, Berlin
  • “Gangster” Live Visual Performance, Ghetto Anarchy, YAAM, Berlin
  • “Artist Talk” Scope Session artist talk & Media Salon, Berlin
  • “Vibroid” Live Visual Performance. Bang Bang Club, Berlin
  • Visual Installation, Berlin Cinema Summer Festival, Berlin
  • “Memory” International Mail Art, Richmond Art Gallery. Vancouver, Canada
  • “Circles” Video Installation, Laftus Hall, Berlin, Germany
  • “The Things” Visual Mapping, Group Exposition Guerilla Gallery, Berlin
  • 3D Visual Mapping Show, Bassfuck Vol. 1-2, M.I.K.Z, Berlin, Germany
  • “Eyes” 3D Visual installation, Kontakt1 Group Exhibition, Glasshaus Arena, Berlin
  • Live Visual Performance, Zuklima Art Gallery, Berlin

2013

  • “Duman – Smoke” A film project, British Short Film Festival Selection, Berlin
  • Video Mixed Live Performance, 48 Studenten Neuköln 15th Art and Cultur Festival, Berli

2012

  • “Flight to Heaven”, Video Installation,Wedding -Kunst PUR! 2012″, GaleriecWedding
  • “B7”, Video and Mapping Installation, 7th berlin Bieannale For Contemprary Art, Berlin
  • “Curiosity Channel ” A film Project Das 48 Hour Film Project, Berlin, Germany
  • “Rainbow”, Video Mixed Installation, 48 Studenten Neuköln 14th Art and Cultur Festival, Berlin
  • Kitchen Beat and Princible of Gravity Videos Installation, Elmur.net Selection, Berlin
  • “The Sauhaufen” Theater Performance, Hoftheater, Berlin
  • “Body Percussion” Theater Performance, Unterm Dach Theater, Berlin

2011

  • “Navigation Darkness” Video Installation, Tape Modern Berlin
  • “Lost In Way A Film” Project, International KinoKabaret Berlin
  • “It Dosent Mother” A film Project Das 48 Hour Film Project, Berlin
  • “Visibility Project 6”, A visual Project, Open Social Institutation, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Transport-Z” Video Installation, Alan-İstanbul Art Gallery , Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Düsüs” Video Installation, Futuristika Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey

2010

  • Theater Performance, Creative Street Festival, The Meeting of the Cultures, Istanbul
  • MindFest FireShow Video Projection , Mind Manifest Project, Izmir, Turkey
  • Ihbar and Ganesa Satranc Oynarken Photography, Futuristika Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey

2009

  • “Hackleyin” Graphic Exhibition, KargaArt Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey