28.01 – 05.02.2015
With increasing amounts of data available, the quantified reality seems hard to contest, yet is far from representing the truth. Although technology allows us to measure, record and represent data seemingly objectively, the choices of how and what to measure intimately embody an attitude and a bias. In the context of Transmediale Vorspiel 2015, designtransfer takes a look at objects and stories that emerge when data is measured, represented and made tangible.
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6pm
Exhibition: 28 Jan – 5 Feb 2015; Tue-Fri, 10am – 6pm
The exhibition shows results of MEASURING INSTRUMENTS and TECHNOLEGACY, two projects of the Digitale Klasse at the Berlin University of the Arts led by Prof. Joachim Sauter and Prof. Jussi Ängeslevä. MEASURING INSTRUMENTS deals with the meanings that emerge in the act of measuring. An instrument is a tool through which actions are performed. They can be highly expressive and serve as an extension of the human body. The narratives that come up when the human meets the technological tell us something about ourselves far beyond numbers. Sometimes, the intended use of a technology is even turned upside down. Who could have foreseen that a protocol intended to send status diagnostics of a network would become an omnipresent cultural phenomenon called SMS? TECHNOLEGACY presents “old“ technologies and their original purpose, then turns to look at them from the present, re-appropriating them anew.
Also on display are works produced in the workshop STATE OF MATTER by Stefan Schwabe, Jannis Hülsen and Clemens Winkler, dealing with the hands-on experimental exploration of abstract materials. Starting with the basic materials flour and water, participants cultivate tools and develop a consistent language. With more ingredients added in the course of it, the workshop becomes an intense examination of materials, their particular composition as well as their interaction among each other.
digital class projects by:
Ann-Katrin Krenz, David Friedrich, Florian Born, Hye Joo Jun, Iohanna Nicenboim, Lorenz Raab, Maja Dika, Michael Burk, Valerian Blos