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Was macht man mit einem klapprigen,alten VW-Bus,der mit vielen tausend Kilometern auf dem Tacho doch irgendwann den Geist aufgibt und partout nicht mehr fahren will? Man könnte versuchen, ihn an einen ambitionierten Bastler zu verkaufen, der aus jedem Auto wieder einen fahrbaren Untersatz zaubert. Die meisten von uns würden ihn sicher einfach zum Schrottplatz bringen und dort verrosten lassen. Man kann aber auch etwas völlig anderes mit dem Gefährt machen. Im Bayerischen Wald haben zwei Künstler eine ganz besondere Art von Autorecycling betrieben: Sie haben einen alten VW-Bus, den ein amerikanischer Bildhauer auf dem Weg nach Rom in dem Örtchen Frauenau zurücklassen mußte, auf den Kopf gestellt und eine Kapelle daraus gebaut. Die beiden Frauenauer Künstler Helmut Koller und Erwin Eisch hatten schon seit längerem geplant, für den Mönch Hermann, der als Begründer des Ortes gilt, eine Gedächtniskapelle zu bauen. Entstehen sollte sie auf einer Anhöhe, auf der der Benediktinermönch der Legende nach im Jahre 1324 eine sogenannte Zelle errichtet hat, um dort die letzte Zeit seines Lebens zu verbringen. Wer auf die Idee kam, den Bus als Schalung für die Kapelle zu verwenden, weiß heute nicht einmal mehr Erwin Eisch. Im Herbst l967 begannen die Frauenauer mit den Bauarbeiten rund um den Bus. Als Stütze dienten vier Eisenstangen, die Hohlräume wurden mit Beton gefüllt, und das Ganze wurde braun verputzt. Schulkinder verwandelten die Busfenster durch phantasievolle Bemalung in Kapellenfenster, ein tunnelartiger Eingang vervollständigte die Kleinbuskapelle, die - kaum noch als Bus zu erkennen fünf Jahre nach Baubeginn von einem Abt geweiht wurde. Für den Bürgermeister Frauenaus ist sie ,,das wohl ungewöhnlichste sakrale Bauwerk in dieser Region". Der Künstler Eisch hat nicht nur als origineller Schrottverwerter auf sich aufmerksam gemacht; seine Zeichnungen, Gemälde und vor allem seine Glaskunstwerke können in Museen in Japan oder Amerika ebenso besichtigt werden wie im Frauenauer Glasmuseum. Zusammen mit seiner Frau Gretel sanierte er vor zwei Jahren die inzwischen etwas mitgenommene Kapelle und verlieh ihr ein neues strahlend gelb-oranges Aussehen.
 2003-04-29
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05/01/03 Greg For those that don't read German. This is what Babelfish came up with.

What does one make with a klapprigen, old Volkswagen bus, which gives the spirit up nevertheless sometime with many thousand kilometers on the Tacho and no more does not partout to drive wants? One könnte tries to sell it to a ambitionierten amateur handicraftsman from each car again a mobile support zaubert. Most of us würden it surely simply to the scrap iron place to bring and rust there leave. In addition, one can make somewhat völlig different one with the Gefährt. In the Bavarian forest two Künstler operated a completely special kind of autorecycling: They placed an old Volkswagen bus, which an American sculptor on the way zurücklassen to Rome in the ?rtchen Frauenau mu?te, on the head and built a chapel from it. The two Frauenauer Künstler Helmut Koller and Erwin Eisch had already planned the Mönch Hermann, which is considered as Begründer of the place to build a Gedächtniskapelle since längerem, für. To develop it should on a Anhöhe, on which the Benediktinermönch of the legend established a so-called cell after in the year 1324, in order to spend the last time of its life there. Who on the idea came to use the bus as formwork für the chapel wei? today not even more Erwin Eisch. In the autumn l967 the Frauenauer began approximately with the construction work around the bus. When Stütze served four steel-pipes, which became Hohlräume with concrete gefüllt, and which became whole one brown cleaned. School children transformed the bus windows by fantasyful painting into chapel window, a tunnel-like entrance vervollständigte the minibus chapel, which - hardly still as bus to recognize fünf years after commencement of construction of an abbott was geweiht. Für the Bürgermeister woman from is it, the probably ungewöhnlichste sakrale building in this region ". The Künstler Eisch made attentive not only as original scrap iron-worth on itself; its designs, Gemälde and above all its glass works of art können in museums in Japan or America to be likewise visited as in the Frauenauer glass museum. Together with his Mrs. Gretel it reorganized carried forward chapel before two years those in the meantime somewhat and lent it a new radiating yellow oranges appearance.

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domi

 2003-04-20
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domi

 2003-04-18
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08/13/03 biggyskates As an artist, and a commercial one, you should know by now to ad your 'copyright' tag over anything you publish online. It may make it look like crap, but people are less likely to poach it and use it like you say this guy did.

If people want a clean copy, they purchase it from you.
05/01/03 Greg Okay. Let's be fair. Yes, he's probably some kid who did this. No, it's not some exact duplicate of original art that he knocked up. I'm guessing you mean he created an exact 3D model of the bus, same colors, same lighting, rendered it, added the bunny...
Seeing as it took quite a while to make the model, and the renderer used in this is from software that not a lot of people use or know about, which has its own rendering traits.
Also, my understanding of a parody is making your own version of an image, then creating some sort of parody from that. A good example is when Mad Magazine would take the "Peanuts" characters and use them in their own scenarios and stories. They just didn't clip out comics, and paste them into the mag and add new caption bubbles...but I might be wrong. If Domi had taken the time to make a 3D model of the bus, measuring every little detail, then texturing (you know, the texture is scanned in from actual bus paint), getting the right waves in the glass and metal (yes, glass has waves in it), creating an algorithm that simulates real canvas, creating another that simulates real rubber...then lighting,rendering so every little detail shows well (the original image was rendered for poster size, 2,000 passes).

So,I'll lay off. I think what ticks me off is he did not ask for permission first. The model and render, as well as other work I do, is usually for other people, big companies, corporations, and in some cases smaller shops (this is on the BFY site). The client paid for it, and thus, only two people have the right to use it or display it. The client, and me. If someone nicely writes me and asks to use it, with what intent, then I will always say yes, unless it's for porn or something like that.

Yes, the bunny fits in, and it looks like Domi just didn't cut and paste it in, but spent some time making it look nice and clean.

As to drinking too much coffee and being a tweaker, you are incorrect on both guesses. I work hard on my imagery and art. And before someone "borrows" it, I'd like to know first.

Don't tell me you wouldn't be pissed if you spent weeks working on something, then someone else comes along, adds something to it, and calls it their own work.

The work is not so crappy. But the lack of respect to ask is.

By the way Thom, what do you mean by JD?

04/27/03 Julian Dalton Copyright. lawers Fair enough.
but if YOU have a true artistic spirit, would you just call someone elses efforts 'crap'Probably not
04/28/03 Ed Greg, lay off of the coffee you tweaker! Good luck finding a lawyer to go after what is most likely a broke teenager having fun on his computer!
04/28/03 thom It's considered fair use under 'parody'. It's done all the time.

How many box tops did you have to send in for your JD?
04/27/03 Greg Okay, so wrong analogy. Still, copyrighted material and no permission. Now for the messy legal stuff.
04/25/03 thom To break your analogy, he didn't modify a physical object. It's like he knocked up an exact duplicate of it, then added his own stuff.
04/25/03 Greg Dude, it might be a good idea to ASK someone if you can use their images and or art BEFORE you kipe it, modify it and make it look like complete crap. Do you go to you local art gallery, borrow some art piece, take it home, add what you think makes it better, then take it back to the gallery and say, "Here. I can't come up with my own stuff, so I thought I'd take your original stuff, add crap to it, then bring it back and say it's mine."? Just to let you know the image you added to of the bus is COPYRIGHTED. Meaning, it's illegal to use without PERMISSION of the artist, which in this case would be me.

Hope you have a good lawyer, and a lot of money.

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domi

 2003-04-18
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05/18/03 Gary Gray
What is the year of your van? I have a Diecast model but I don't know the year.
Thanks, Gary

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....uuups?! ....uuups?!
Nicolai Kiel
This image was posted here before. It's taken from a german TV-movie called " Alarm fr Cobra 11 " ( = " Alert for Cobra 11 " ) The underline translation: "Explosive Stunt. In 10 Meter high the VW-bus do explode with a huge bang and falls burning inna 20 cars who stand on the closed highway. So developed a mass accident." This movie can You see tomorrow, 17th of April 2003, 8:15 p.m. on the TV cannel 'RTL'. (in Germany!) For more informations about the movie feel free to contact me. I know via internet the owner of the T1 witch plays the keyroll of the movie. It a wonderful german Bulli, called "Hochzeitsbulli" (= 'Weddinsplittie'). By the way: The "Hochzeitsbulli" was not blown up in reality! He is in very good conditions! :-)
 2003-04-16
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08/07/03 mandownunder If you read the story the bus doesnt really die. Hooray! But if you wanna see a real bus burn get out a 70's african Herbie rip-off movie call Dudu (I found it at the local video shop). I was watchin it and saw a splitwindow single cab burn, man that cut me deep.*sniff
08/06/03 Isaak tears are filling up inside of me ... :(

I'm sobbing ... the humanity! ... Should get the UN to look at Human Rights issues, there is a definite case to answer sob-boo-hoo-sob :(
07/20/03 Nick oh man... that one almost made me cry. seeing a still of a bus dieing in action is heartbreaking
07/08/03 kempin bad ass but what a waste of campervan

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T2 cartoon T2 cartoon
Nicolai Kiel
"The motorway exit is near, Heinz! I can see the church already!" The cartoon is taken from the german cars-magazine 'Auto-Bild'
 2003-04-11
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Some little graphic jokes with my 'hardbody'...
 2003-04-06
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06/26/05 kevin fitz love to see work like this on the site, very cool

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OK..last one......for now. OK..last one......for now.
Chris
Guess I should get back to plishing trim.
 2003-04-02
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'66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia
Khoo
Flower Power!!
Hello from Malaysia... Here are some pics of my bus. Believe to be brought into Malaysia in 1971 by staff of the Royal Australian Airforce base in Butterworth, Malaysia. Modifications include a 1600cc fuel injection engine and air-conditioning to suit our hot climate. A 'home designed' caravan conversion has also been added. See the pics and tell me what you think...
 2003-04-02
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08/10/05 khoo Visit my web page to see more pictures of vw's in Malaysia:- http://www.geocities.com/khoo10cents/VW_Bug_Collector.html
05/12/03 pat bq o i c very nice bus i own a 67 also n i need your help to buid my bus here is my contact
012-2833443 please call me !!!!!!!!!!!!
04/13/03 khoo The aircond blower is located at the rear with 2 aircond ducts running the lenght of the bus. You can then make cuts in the ducting to put in the aeroplane style consoles. Note that your ceiling will be lower by 1 inch. I've removed the original air ducting and modified it to hide my audio head unit inside.
04/04/03 alexander Rivero I like to know about the a/c unit model and airplane tipe instalation on this combi, Im realy in shock with this work !ist georgeus.
I like to do it to my combi.
can you help me?

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'66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia '66 Australian Bus In Malaysia
Khoo
Flower Power!!
Hello from Malaysia... Here are some pics of my bus. Believe to be brought into Malaysia in 1971 by staff of the Royal Australian Airforce base in Butterworth, Malaysia. Modifications include a 1600cc fuel injection engine and air-conditioning to suit our hot climate. A 'home designed' caravan conversion has also been added. See the pics and tell me what you think...
 2003-04-02
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05/24/03 Ryan how much do you want for it?
04/08/03 Edmundo Cabao Your 'home designed' caravan conversion is absolutely amazing.
I haven't got any VW Bus, but I'm looking for one here is Portugal (is rare) and when I find it, thats the work I would like to do in the interior, because the van is to be driven in the summer all over Europe with my girlfriend. Could you send me detailed pictures of those seats/table that turn into bed ?
The air conditioned is also cool.

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Heres a Vintagebus.com selctabus! Heres a Vintagebus.com selctabus!
James

 2003-04-01
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Summer Vert Bus Summer Vert Bus
Chris
Scalloped pearl beauty...topless and shaved!
 2003-03-31
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PUNK PANEL PUNK PANEL
Chris
Chop me, bag me, and primer me black! Thou have no mercy for the punk panel.
 2003-03-31
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PUNK PANEL PUNK PANEL
Chris
Now we're gettin nasty with the chopped primered panel dur KDF style...No mercy!
 2003-03-31
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Limited Edition Litho-Prints
This id Dolly Mixture, '67 shortened split screen van.
 2003-03-29
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