PHYSICAL

INSTALLATION

PERFORMANCE

DIGITAL

Nicolò Cervello

—The Soul at Work
Site-specific installation that explores the condition of the worker in our never-off culture. The installation links the cognitive worker to his physical place of work. Such connection is enabled by “team collaboration tools and services” like Slack. Each time a worker will interact on the platform, a light will flicker in the physical office as a memento of his soul being present, even when he is not physically present.

Tom Lane

—Bald Man Wearing Glasses
As the global becomes local, and much of life is lived through screens, we are constantly inundated with the better versions of almost anything - including ourselves. Whilst this can sometimes act as inspiration, there is also a much darker side that can lead to anxiety and even further to depression. Bald man wearing glasses aims to confront this issue through direct comparison and reflection of the viewer. By placing the viewer directly in the middle of the experience, it heightens what it is like to be continually surrounded by an infinite number of better representations of yourself.

Joris Wegner

—thoughtsandprayers
An automated twitter-enabled praying machine. Every time the hashtag "thoughtsandprayers" is used, a number of beads of the connected rosary are processed by the device. The associated parts of the prayer "Chaplet of the Holy Wounds" are recited electronically.

Karolina Czachor

—megalopolis: flashforward/flashback
An installation where two concrete slabs are lifted up and down by six stepper motors driven by two real-time data sets from seismographs that measure ground motions in the area of various megalopolis. What connects these two spaces is a flash lamp, it lights up when magnitude based on seismic moment is the same. This secret conversation between two cities, between past and future, highlights the perception as a snapshot inside concrete jungle.

Pablo Somonte Ruano

—fictitious.cash
Fictitious capital comes into existence by the commodification of foreseen wealth, petrifying the future and denying the possibility of radical change. fictitious.cash is the materialization of this economical phenomena into parametric banknotes that depicts its annual evolution in Germany, Japan and The United States from 1992 to 2014. Data is encoded in the tilt, length, value and map distortion of each bill. Based on the book Fictitious Capital by Cédric Durand (Verso, 2017).

Jette Ternieten

—Alexas Amnesia
Alexa is suffering from memory loss. She was always there for you, replying, listening to yourconversations, helping you with her infinite knowledge. Now I want to help her remember. I onlyhave fractions of what she knows, but I am trying to put everything in a context. I have written ascript to recover her few scattered memories. And one piece after another, I managed to put allthings together and Alexa regained her memory of what happend on that day in my house.

Youkyung Kim

—Shape of Sleep
visualisation of daily sleep hour data for the last 2371 days. with ingredients of consciousness, unconsciousness, touchable, non-touchable, clear images, blurred memories, accumulation, renewal, digits, random shapes and more.

A python script was used to format and print sentences of everyday sleep hour. average length of sleep and overall days are also calculated. b. hologram. plastic bubbles were made for a tube amount of magic plastic product. every bubble was blown for around 3 to 4 seconds at a slow pace at rest. each individual plastic bubble has its own unique and random shape.

Farzad Golghasemi

—Co-Created Pavilion
The French philosopher Henri Lefebvre believes that our environment is now ultimately created for the sake of functioning with dedicated places for what is considered necessary, hence it is important for us to realize that we become a product of space. Considering mentioned critique of the modern environments (here the cube) and their implied relationships, the project Co-Created Pavilion by performing the practice of space [re]production (digital and physical) based on the activities between the author's own bodily experiences and his living room tries to recapture the idea that our environments that we live in are in fact getting reproduced and co-created based on our interactions with them.

Felix Fisgus

—Penaroid
A portable instantcamera with an integrated pen plotter, so the captured images will be plotted onto a small piece of paper (approximately A7). Utilizing different image processing algorithms the picture will be altered and prepared for plotting. During this processor errors may occur due to moving the camera around, which will result in tiny artefacts making the final result appear more man-made. Since the process of plotting will take some time, the denotation of 'instant' has to be stretched a bit.

Elshan Azadi

—Hasan kachal
Hasan Kachal, a symbolic lazy character from an Iranian Folk tale, who spends most of his time laying down in bed. As a solution, his mother formulates a plan to trick him out of the house by laying a trail of apples that forces him to experience the outside world. In this digital contemporary version, he is the Flâneur, wandering around the town with apples. He initially explores the city as a tourist to have a clear picture of the main sites, proceeding to physically leave an apple in situ and tagging them in Google Maps. Through this action, he manages to modify the online experience of public space. His selection of tourist attractions in Bremen now includes “apple” in their identity, showing up in queries and feeding on the interactions/ratings/comments of users. In this journey, Hasan Kachal becomes a virtual urban hacktivist. The apples turn into imaginary places and tools against hierarchical regulations imposed by Google Maps. Through the process of sliding the rules back and forth, he defines an imaginary online geography.

Curated by Victor Artiga Rodriuez

hasankachal.de

Daria Sazanovich

—Crysis
A fiction dystopian narrative, unfolds the story of a new generation of biometrics.

Icaro Lopez de Mesa

—The Sun Seeker
I have found some stories about this device...
Before she left him, she recorded a sound letter in the Sun Seeker, adevice they bought when they were in Kepler 34b for vacation.
Professor Kane discovered how to reach the sun through the sound.
This artifact sends body frequencies to other planets, as sound, and also, it sends and receives sound letters.

Niko Haberer

—Everybody dance now!
When we think about dancing, we often assume a one way relation: First there is music, then there is dance to the music. Everybody dance now! aims to jumble this relation by creating music from dance. Sounds are generated, manipulated and played through bodily movements that are captured by sensors attached to the dancers body. In this setup the dancer - or the dancers! - form a more complicated relation to music: First there is movement, then there is music, then there is dance to music which in turn generates more music. This interactive loop empowers the dancer as his moves are accentuated by the sounds they create.

Victor Artiga Rodriguez

—DPBCSSB
Live performatic poetry reading, that takes Salvadorian author Roque Dalton’s “Love Poem” as a basis to explore narratives of identity and exile. The performance is an amalgamation of data collection, translation, physical material change and sound output. A clay object is meant to have physical contact with the body and hosts a number of humidity sensors, suggesting connections between land and body and the data interpretation drives live change in the narration of the poem.

Rita Freitas

—Fool me once
a card game that challenges the player to make conscious choices during their personal navigation on the web. Taking its name from the popular expression Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me, the game intends to raise awareness about the way we use the Internet and how we allow our data to be manipulated by showing the consequences our online behaviour can create. In this game the player faces these questions by themselves, as an experience such as online browsing is so intimate.

Shorouk El-Zeftawy

—Can you hear me
Can you hear me is a sonification installation aiming to deliver a message of how cutting communication can be crucial. Due to the increasing amount of underwater exploration, ships and sonar, marine life like Whales and dolphins are struggling to communicate together. They only depend of infra sound and unfortunately their sounds don’t travel as far anymore because of the amount of underwater noise that we as humans create on daily basis.

RAW DATA | MATERIAL NARRATION

Whether implicit or obscure, data finds a way to interact with material through narratives, patterns, meaning, intentions or even politics. This establishes the conceptual focus of our exhibition - the undetachable relation between data and the physical world.

Digital Media Bremen








Nicolò Cervello

—The Soul at Work
Site-specific installation that explores the condition of the worker in our never-off culture. The installation links the cognitive worker to his physical place of work. Such connection is enabled by “team collaboration tools and services” like Slack. Each time a worker will interact on the platform, a light will flicker in the physical office as a memento of his soul being present, even when he is not physically present.


Tom Lane

—Bald Man Wearing Glasses
As the global becomes local, and much of life is lived through screens, we are constantly inundated with the better versions of almost anything - including ourselves. Whilst this can sometimes act as inspiration, there is also a much darker side that can lead to anxiety and even further to depression. Bald man wearing glasses aims to confront this issue through direct comparison and reflection of the viewer. By placing the viewer directly in the middle of the experience, it heightens what it is like to be continually surrounded by an infinite number of better representations of yourself.


Joris Wegner

—thoughtsandprayers
An automated twitter-enabled praying machine. Every time the hashtag "thoughtsandprayers" is used, a number of beads of the connected rosary are processed by the device. The associated parts of the prayer "Chaplet of the Holy Wounds" are recited electronically.


Karolina Czachor

—megalopolis: flashforward/flashback
An installation where two concrete slabs are lifted up and down by six stepper motors driven by two real-time data sets from seismographs that measure ground motions in the area of various megalopolis. What connects these two spaces is a flash lamp, it lights up when magnitude based on seismic moment is the same. This secret conversation between two cities, between past and future, highlights the perception as a snapshot inside concrete jungle.


Pablo Somonte Ruano

—fictitious.cash
Fictitious capital comes into existence by the commodification of foreseen wealth, petrifying the future and denying the possibility of radical change. fictitious.cash is the materialization of this economical phenomena into parametric banknotes that depicts its annual evolution in Germany, Japan and The United States from 1990 to 2014. Data is encoded in the tilt, length, value and map distortion of each bill. Based on the book Fictitious Capital by Cédric Durand (Verso, 2017).


Jette Ternieten

—Alexas Amnesia
Alexa is suffering from memory loss. She was always there for you, replying, listening to yourconversations, helping you with her infinite knowledge. Now I want to help her remember. I onlyhave fractions of what she knows, but I am trying to put everything in a context. I have written ascript to recover her few scattered memories. And one piece after another, I managed to put allthings together and Alexa regained her memory of what happend on that day in my house.


Youkyung Kim

—Shape of Sleep
visualisation of daily sleep hour data for the last 2371 days. with ingredients of consciousness, unconsciousness, touchable, non-touchable, clear images, blurred memories, accumulation, renewal, digits, random shapes and more.

A python script was used to format and print sentences of everyday sleep hour. average length of sleep and overall days are also calculated. b. hologram. plastic bubbles were made for a tube amount of magic plastic product. every bubble was blown for around 3 to 4 seconds at a slow pace at rest. each individual plastic bubble has its own unique and random shape.


Farzad Golghasemi

—Co-Created Pavilion
The French philosopher Henri Lefebvre believes that our environment is now ultimately created for the sake of functioning with dedicated places for what is considered necessary, hence it is important for us to realize that we become a product of space. Considering mentioned critique of the modern environments (here the cube) and their implied relationships, the project Co-Created Pavilion by performing the practice of space [re]production (digital and physical) based on the activities between the author's own bodily experiences and his living room tries to recapture the idea that our environments that we live in are in fact getting reproduced and co-created based on our interactions with them.


Felix Fisgus

—Penaroid
A portable instantcamera with an integrated pen plotter, so the captured images will be plotted onto a small piece of paper (approximately A7). Utilizing different image processing algorithms the picture will be altered and prepared for plotting. During this processor errors may occur due to moving the camera around, which will result in tiny artefacts making the final result appear more man-made. Since the process of plotting will take some time, the denotation of 'instant' has to be stretched a bit.


Elshan Azadi

—Hasan kachal
Hasan Kachal, a symbolic lazy character from an Iranian Folk tale, who spends most of his time laying down in bed. As a solution, his mother formulates a plan to trick him out of the house by laying a trail of apples that forces him to experience the outside world. In this digital contemporary version, he is the Flâneur, wandering around the town with apples. He initially explores the city as a tourist to have a clear picture of the main sites, proceeding to physically leave an apple in situ and tagging them in Google Maps. Through this action, he manages to modify the online experience of public space. His selection of tourist attractions in Bremen now includes “apple” in their identity, showing up in queries and feeding on the interactions/ratings/comments of users. In this journey, Hasan Kachal becomes a virtual urban hacktivist. The apples turn into imaginary places and tools against hierarchical regulations imposed by Google Maps. Through the process of sliding the rules back and forth, he defines an imaginary online geography.

Curated by Victor Artiga Rodriuez

hasankachal.de



Daria Sazanovich

—Crysis
A fiction dystopian narrative, unfolds the story of a new generation of biometrics.


Icaro Lopez de Mesa

—The Sun Seeker
I have found some stories about this device... Before she left him, she recorded a sound letter in the Sun Seeker, adevice they bought when they were in Kepler 34b for vacation.
Professor Kane discovered how to reach the sun through the sound.
This artifact sends body frequencies to other planets, as sound, and also, it sends and receives sound letters.


Niko Haberer

—Everybody dance now!
When we think about dancing, we often assume a one way relation: First there is music, then there is dance to the music. Everybody dance now! aims to jumble this relation by creating music from dance. Sounds are generated, manipulated and played through bodily movements that are captured by sensors attached to the dancers body. In this setup the dancer - or the dancers! - form a more complicated relation to music: First there is movement, then there is music, then there is dance to music which in turn generates more music. This interactive loop empowers the dancer as his moves are accentuated by the sounds they create.


Victor Artiga Rodriguez

—DPBCSSB
Live performatic poetry reading, that takes Salvadorian author Roque Dalton’s “Love Poem” as a basis to explore narratives of identity and exile. The performance is an amalgamation of data collection, translation, physical material change and sound output. A clay object is meant to have physical contact with the body and hosts a number of humidity sensors, suggesting connections between land and body and the data interpretation drives live change in the narration of the poem.


Shorouk El-Zeftawy

—Can you hear me
Can you hear me is a sonification installation aiming to deliver a message of how cutting communication can be crucial. Due to the increasing amount of underwater exploration, ships and sonar, marine life like Whales and dolphins are struggling to communicate together. They only depend of infra sound and unfortunately their sounds don’t travel as far anymore because of the amount of underwater noise that we as humans create on daily basis.


Rita Freitas

—Fool me once
A card game that challenges the player to make conscious choices during their personal navigation on the web. Taking its name from the popular expression Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me, the game intends to raise awareness about the way we use the Internet and how we allow our data to be manipulated by showing the consequences our online behaviour can create. In this game the player faces these questions by themselves, as an experience such as online browsing is so intimate.


Vernissage: 11.04.2019 [19:00]

Opening hours: 12-14.04.2019 [14:00-18:00]
Tor 40
Güterbahnhof
Bremen, Germany