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
  • 22/05/2017 Per-Forming Clouds, performative lecture, at Master of Arts in Design, Zurich University of the Arts
  • 28/06/2017 Per-Forming Clouds, performative lecture at University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • 12/07/2017 Mutable Drugs at `Smart Material Satellites', Bauhaus Dessau
  • 17-21/07/2017 Per-Forming Clouds at `Stuermische Angelegenheiten`, Junior Design Summer School, Zurich
  • 23/09/2017 State of Matter Workshop at show opening of "Vague Space", Weserburg Bremen

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

Boeke, Kees (1957) 'Cosmic View'

Mayo, Elizabeth (1837) 'Lessons on objects'