[Art] Kann Denn Liebe Synthie Sein? on video

If you haven’t managed to catch any of Artist/Designer/Photographer/Synth nut Katja Ruge’s  Kann Denn Liebe Synthie Sein? exhibitions in the last couple of years, check out this video from her show at Reeperbahnfestival this year.

It’s a fun clip, with music out of Hamburg’s Synthesizerstudio and added Icona Pop, just for good measure.

Catch up with Katja at canlovebeasynth.com.

Kann Denn Liebe Synthie Sein? at SXSW


SynthPop fanatic, member of the LoveGang mafia, friend of electronic rumors and photographer to the stars extraordinairé Katja Ruge is taking her amazing exhibition of synthesizer images, Kann Denn Liebe Synthie Sein? (Can love be a synth?), to SXSW this year. Well, I say this year, I actually mean this weekend!

So, if your in Austin of SXSW you should definitely pop along and check out Katja’s work, it’s an absolute must for synth-heads! The show is running from the 9th ‘til the `18th of March at the AMOA-Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, TX as part of  Samsung Mobile Presents: #FEED powered by Twitter (which is quite a mouthful!). If you’re alt all interested in electronic music of the history of the synth the Katja’s collection of giant tiled photograph of analog synths from SynthesizerStudio’s collection will be sure to put a smile on your face.


Catch up with Katja at canlovebeasynth.com.

Own one of Katja Ruge’s huge synth pieces.

Were you impressed by photographer/designer/all round Electro-head Katja Ruge’s giant synthesizer tiled photos from her recent ‘Kann denn Liebe Synthie sein?’ exhibition? We were! Synths are generally things of beauty anyway, but Kaja’s stylised presentation of them makes each one look like the prefect design.


Well, now you can own one of these impressive works for yourself. Katja has released her vision of the Korg MS20 for your wall or floor. Limited to just 100, the work measures 200cm x 140cm and is made up of 49 tiles.


Looks impressive, huh?

This is how big it is!


Full details on how you can get your hand’s on one of these amazing tributes to analog synthesis at Katja’s website here.

Can love be a synth?


Photographer Katja Ruge has snapped some of the great of SynthPop and post-punk in her almost legendary carrier and still is the go to girl for portraits of some of the lading lights in electronic music.

Alongside her LoveGang artist/DJ collective have been throwing ‘Kann denn Liebe Synthie sein?’ (‘Can love be a synth?’) SynthPop parties (as well as their LoveGang parties) to which Katji also added and photography/design exhibition based around classic analog synths. Giant tiled tributes to the synths that rock our world, photographed from Sunny and Frank’s SynthesizerStudio in hamburg, are on display at Achteinhalb Store in Berlin.

Katja Ruge

To celebrate the success of the show Katja and crew are going out with a closing day party on the 10th September when you can enjoy the work, listen to some tunes and get the chance to walk home with a synth peice of your own.

If you’re in the Berlin are, you can find all the info right here.