• 07/11/2017 material-led workshop on «Techno-Catastrophes» at University of the Underground, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
  • 22/11/2017 Expierence-based workshop «Vague Space» at Jung von Matt Academy, Hamburg
  • 03-05/01/2018 Per-Forming Clouds Workshop at weissensee school of art and design berlin
  • 19-21/04/2018 Digital Fabrication "Chocolate Aided Design" seminar at CAS/MAS Designing Technology, ZHdK
  • 24-27/05/2018 Participatory Installation "Per-Forming Clouds: in search for the perfect cloud" at 3DaysofDesign, Design Museum Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 14/06/2018 Co-Facilitating "Clouds and Rocks: Imagining Alien Terrains" Workshop on Alien Matter Landscapes at ECAM/ Critical Media Lab, FHNW Basel
  • 03/07/2018 Lab of Narrative Materials @ KISDtalks Series
  • 27-31/08/2018 Fictional Materials – participatory exhibition with weissensee school of art and design berlin, Bauhaus Dessau and materialarchiv.ch

LABORATORY OF NARRATIVE MATERIALS

NORMAL ACCIDENTS

TECHNO-CATASTROPHES

VAGUE SPACE

PCLOUDS – METAPHOR APPARATUS

TERRANAUTICS

PER-FORMING CLOUDS

IT´S ALL JUST AIR...

MUTABLE PROCESSES

RE-CONNECT

STATE OF MATTER

MATERIAL ACTIVELY THINKING

ASTEROID DEFENSE

FICTIONAL MATERIALS

METASOLID

FUTURE OF CARBON

CONDITIONING PATTERNS

UNTER STROM

DIGITAL TRACES

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EXOTIC MATTER
2016

 

The Exotic Matter Workshop was initiated in a two-day micro conference organised with Lukas Franciszkiewicz (Takram London) in collaboration with SPACE London. The event was designed to explore ideologies of materiality, that seem mostly counter-intuitive and strange to the experiences in today´s physical surroundings.

By adding exotic properties to everyday artefacts and phenomena, unpleasant force fields or soothing transitions can be created, challenging our expectations, habits and desires towards it. Through hands-on practices, we are developing expressions of these exotic properties, that often show only a glimpse to the outside world like geometrical conversions. The resulting output is described in a more alchemic manner, where wishful perspectives can be seen through strange aggregate states or zoomorphic movements. A kitchen full of subtle narrative experiments is created, emphasised with input from professional expertise in the fields of nano-sciences and story-telling, towards further plausible exotic road trips and playgrounds.


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related literature:

Strugatsky, B. and A. (1971), ‘Roadside Picnic’
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2119804-worlds-first-time-crystals-cooked-up-using-new-recipe/