• 13/01/2017 Per-Forming Clouds Talk at Exploring/_/Transitions Symposium, Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik
  • 01/05/2017 Terranautic Instruments Exhibition with Roman Kirschner, interdisciplinary seminar at Zurich University of the Arts
  • 12/05/2017 "It is all just air" research symposium and workshop, Zurich University of the Arts, ETH Zurich, Technorama Winterthur
  • 28/06/2017 Political Clouds, performative lecture at University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • 12/07/2017 Mutable Drugs at `Smart Material Satellites', Bauhaus Dessau
  • 23/09/2017 Opening Workshop at "Vague Space" exhibition, Weserburg Bremen
  • 07/11/2017 Magical Explosives at University of the Underground, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
  • 18/12/2917 Normal Accidents Exhibition with Björn Franke at Zurich University of the Arts

~periodic & probable

Laboratory of Narrative Materials

NATURE

TECHNOLOGY

FUTURES

RE-CONNECT

PER-FORMING CLOUDS

STATE OF MATTER,
WORKSHOP SERIES

MUTABLE DRUGS

RADIANT CRYSTALS

HALLUCINOGENIC BLACK

ASTEROID DEFENSE

CONDITIONING PATTERNS

FUTURE OF CARBON

UNTER STROM

METASOLID

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/