Fri 01.02.
Fri 01.02.
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Location: HKW Central Foyer


Lutz Wohlrab and Karla Sachse’s workshop feeds the OCTO P7C-1 installation, the pneumatic mini-network running in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt during the entire festival. It is connected to Vittore Baroni’s PNEUMAtic circUS mail-art initiative and related to the distributed communication and networking character of transmediale 2013 BWPWAP.
The aim of the workshop is to create handmade capsules, as the international network of mail artists involved in the PNEUMAtic circUS has been doing up to the festival opening. The capsules are personalized objects of one-to-one communication, but the traveling elements also make the networking OCTO organism breathe and be alive.
On the exterior the capsules have a very personal appearance. Inside they contain a piece of paper with instructions for a little action, mini-performance, or one-minute-sculpture...
To relate the capsules back to traditional mail-art practice and recall several historical layers of postal communication, Lutz Wohlrab, Karla Sachse and workshop participants, use postage and rubber stamps, collage-material, stickers and all kinds of pens to shape the inside and outside of the traveling object.
In the right size and properly closed, they travel into the tube and fall directly into the hands of somebody at another station of the system—asking to be opened. If people are willing to follow instructions in the capsule the interaction can be a playful way to open another space of communication and collaboration.

Registration for this workshop is closed.