CLEMENS WINKLER

  • 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

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Laboratory of Narrative Materials

NATURE

TECHNOLOGY

FUTURES

PER-FORMING CLOUDS

RE-CONNECT

STATE OF MATTER,
WORKSHOP SERIES

RADIANT CRYSTALS

HALLUCINOGENIC BLACK

ASTEROID DEFENSE

MUTABLE DRUGS

FUTURE OF CARBON

CONDITIONING PATTERNS

UNTER STROM

METASOLID

DIGITAL TRACES

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STATE OF MATTER WORKSHOP SERIES
2015+

 

In collaboration with Stefan Schwabe and Jannis Huelsen.

» How can I establish a work process, when I am fascinated by a particular material or technology and how can I get started if the process seems rather complex and the aim is still a wicked problem? «

 

The level at which materials are architectured is gradually reduced towards micro scales. Dimensions have changed from textiles to semiconductors to proteins. At the same time the shrinking of scale implies an increase of complexity where tools become increasingly harder to access. In this sense, for example the split of a stone is primitive compared to the splitting of an atom. In order to gain access to these superior tools a high level of abstraction, the patience to attentively look at things as well as an oscillation between dirty hands and a reflective mind are required.

 

Participants used flour and water as given materials, that seem known and simple, but offer a complex reactive potential on a chemical basis. A core element of the research is the examination of the given material as »matter« and the variations of inbetween »states« it can be transformed into.

 

The results were exhibited during the Werkkonferenz at the Hochschule Duesseldorf, Designtransfer of the University of Arts Berlin during »Vorspiel-Transmediale«.


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related media:

Eames, Charles and Ray (1977) 'Powers of Ten'

Boeke, Kees (1957) 'Cosmic View'

Mayo, Elizabeth (1837) 'Lessons on objects'