OUBEY MINDKISS: An Artist´s Approach on Science, Philosophy, Future Visions and Aesthetics

Ivan Rybaulin of the "Allrussian Library of Foreign Literature Moscow" in conversation with Dagmar Woyde-Koehler, founder and conductor of the MINDKISS Project about the interdisciplinary approach of the late artist OUBEY and the beginnings of the MINDKISS Project after his untimely death.

This conversation gives not only deeper insights of the attitude, character and principles of OUBEY and his artwork, but also of the extraordinary concept of the MINDKISS Project itself. The talk is in Russian and German with English subtitles in the video. It took place in advance of the "Science&Art Festival" in Moscow on 7 September 2020 via livestream. The online video gained over 100.000 views already in the first two weeks.

Empathy - Experiment - Provocation

Statement by Prof. Peter Kruse on occasion of the 5thAnniversary of the OUBEY MINDKISS Project. Played on the evening of 5th May at the Special Happening, it provided plenty of inspiration for lively talks and discussions throughout the evening.

Opening Speech by Prof. Peter Weibel - OUBEY MINDKISS 5th Anniversary Hapening 2015, ZKM Karlsruhe

In his inspirational opening speech at the 5thAnniversary Happening of OUBEY MINDKISS, Peter Weibel, Director of ZKM (Center for Art MediaTechnology) in Karlsruhe, came up with an interesting chain of unexpected associations – starting with the meaning of MINDKISS, ending up with the possibilities of becoming immortable in the new world of digitalization. Like in a puzzle, the various aspects fit together and make evident that it´s all connected and finally builds up a whole new picture.

5th Anniversary May 2015

Five years after she had launched the OUBEY MINDKISS Project for the first time publicly at ZKM Karlsruhe, Dagmar Woyde-Koehler celebrated the project´s 5thAnniversary on 5 May 2015 at the same place. The short film captures impressions of this happening, including parts of the welcome speech of ZKM director Prof. Peter Weibel and the remarkable statement of internet- and network researcher Prof. Peter Kruse.

OUBEY and the Integral Vision of Ken Wilber

Peter Erlenwein
Sociopsychologist, journalist and author

An Element of the Universal

“I hope that my paintings will be equally fascinating to an Eskimo, an Australian Aborigine and a New Yorker”.

OUBEY 1992


To find out whether this idea of the German artist OUBEY really can stand the hard test of reality, his long-time companion and partner Dagmar Woyde-Koehler has been travelling the globe for some years now with OUBEYs pictures.


41 Minutes
Produced by OUBEY, 2014
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Complexity’s Spell

A three minute short film, “OUBEY & Complexity”, has been made especially for the Vienna stop-over which offers unusual insights into some of the key elements of OUBEYs art.


Dagmar Woyde-Koehler, who lived and worked together with OUBEY for 21 years, established the OUBEY MINDKISS Project after his untimely death with the aim of opening up OUBEYs work to broad new audiences outside the circuits of the commercial art world.

With the Encounters, she’s now found her own special way of achieving her goal. She arranges “rendezvous” between OUBEYs paintings and a wide range of different people from across the world including many famous researchers and (natural) scientists but also artists and children too. Spontaneously before the cameras, they talk about the thoughts and associations triggered by their first view of the painting, and in doing so open up unusual unexpected perspectives on OUBEYs art. The edited versions of the Encounter films are presented online at

The Journey is a documentary film that accompanies Dagmar Woyde-Koehler on her travels with OUBEYs paintings throughout the world and gives an inside view of her work in this project. It had its first public screening in March 2013 at the Berlin stopover of the GLOBAL ENCOUNTERS TOUR.

Introduction and OUBEY Experience Film

Dagmar Woyde-Koehler

Opening San Francisco

Dr. Jeanette Neustadt opened the first stopover of the OUBEY Global Encounter Tour at Goethe Institut San Francisco in October 2012.

Visualizing Simulations of Cosmology and Galaxy Formation

Nina McCurdy
Physics Department, University of California Santa Cruz

OUBEY – Encounter with Dr. Seth Shostak

Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at SETI Institut, Mountain View, contributed to the OUBEY symposium "Through Art to Science" at Goethe Institut San Francisco in October 2012 with a presentation about "Life in Space, and the Future of Intelligent Beings". Some months earlier he also encountered OUBEYs paintings "Krypto". The presentation of this video was part of the symposium.

Transcience and Permanence

Joe Betts-Lacroix
Founder and Host of the Health Extension Salon Series

Panel Talks

Joe Betts-Lacroix, Dagmar Woyde-Koehler, Jeanette Neustadt, Seth Shostak, Peter Erlenwein and Nina McCurdy

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Dagmar Woyde-Koehler – Interview – May 2011

Conversation between internet journalist Ulrike Reinhard and director of OUBEY MINDKISS Dagmar Woyde-Koehler as an introduction of the "WE and the Arts" magazine which was published in 2012.

Dagmar Woyde-Koehler – Interview – April 2010

OUBEY Opening – At ZKM – March 2010 Web Opening Event at ZKM (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany). Featuring Stefan Sagmeister, Bernd Mueller, Dagmar Woyde-Koehler. March 23, 2010. OUBEY MINKDISS Book and Film Presentation.