• 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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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'