Connecting Cities Workshop: Media Facades as Public Platforms

Date: 
01.02.2014 11:00
Festival edition: 
2014
Location: 
HKW
K2

When billboards and advertising screens are the first to be unplugged after earthquakes, it again becomes evident, how those are only being used for commercial content. How can screens and media façades then become platforms for artistic and cultural interventions in urban space?

When billboards and advertising screens are the first to be unplugged after earthquakes, it again becomes evident, how those are only being used for commercial content. How can screens and media façades then become platforms for artistic and cultural interventions in urban space? And how can they generate relevant content instead of being reduced to oversized transitsurfaces?

The workshop offers artists from the open call 2014 the context “participatory city” as a discussion forum. There, the results from the Artists’ Camp (Vorspiel) will be discussed, again with focus on strategies and DIY-­practices in the context of participation through mobile units and media façades after the “total breakdown”. As the workshop is about working with categories and evaluating them, the artists also become scientists. The ambition is to carve out types of urban interventions in order to critically reflect the thinking of media façades in a suggested discourse of the post‐digital.

Workshop Moderator: Susa Pop (Public Art Lab, Berlin), Minna Tarkka (m­‐cult, Helsinki), Yves Bernard (iMAL, Brussels), Nerea Calvillo (Medialab‐Prado, Madrid)

Connecting Cities Artists: Christian Zöllner (The Constitute), Paul Sermon, Charlotte Gould,Moritz Behrens, Nina Valkanova

The workshop is open for 11 participants, please register until 30 January under transmediale@connectingcities.net

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