• 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/ IXDM, FHNW Basel
  • 03/07/2018 Laboratory of Narrative Materials @ KISDtalks Series
  • 27-31/08/2018 »Fictional Materals« & Materials as Experiments – participatory exhibition format with julia wolf, weissensee academy of art berlin, Lilo Viehweg, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, and Franziska, Müller-Reissmann, materialarchiv.ch
  • 25-27/10/2018 »Per-Forming Clouds: Metaphor Automata« at Digitaltag Switzerland, Zurich
  • 07/11/2018 Show Launch »Farming the Uncanny Valley« research project with UdK Berlin at State Festival Studio Opening, Berlin
  • 15/11/2018 Talk »Laboratory of Narrative Materials« at Discours de la methode, Design & Future Making, FH Pforzheim, Germany
  • 16-17/11/2018 »Per-Forming Clouds – materielle Dynamiken und Kommunikationsmodelle« at DGTF conference «Matters of Communication»

NARRATIVE MATERIALS












  IT´S ALL JUST AIR...












  TERRANAUTICS












  PCLOUDS – NEBULA












  PER-FORMING CLOUDS












  MATERIAL AKTIV DENKEN












  DISASTER PLAYGROUND












  FICTIONAL MATERIALS












  METASOLID












  FUTURE OF CARBON












  CONDITIONING PATTERNS












  UNTER STROM












  DIGITAL TRACES

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STATE OF MATTER WORKSHOP SERIES
2015+

 

» 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«.


In collaboration with Stefan Schwabe and Jannis Huelsen.
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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'