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Van 08-05-2009 t/m 17-05-2009

Roboter – Performance – Fashion – Film

Kristina Anderson; Mauro Arrighi, Anika Hirt, Onur Sönmez; Laura Beloff, Erich Berger, Martin Pichlmair und Elina Mitrunen; Marguerite Charmante; Barbara Layne; Di Mainstone; Markus Kison; Ebru Kurbak, Ricardo Nascimento und Fabiana Shizue; Stijn Ossevoort; Merlinda Prizreni, Ka-min Lung, Jos Herder, Michiel Rotgans, Ana Resende, Melissa Bonvie und Suze Ruyten; Danielle Roberts, Anja Hertenberger und Barbara Pais; Gordan Savicic; SOS Design Studio

Location: Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Katharinenstraße 23, D-26121 Oldenburg www.edith-russ-haus.de


Robots – mechanical beings in art
They move, they communicate and react to us. They are unpredictable. They seem to be alive. A horde of robotic beings designed by various media artists is populating the Edith Russ Site for Media Art on the occasion of the I-Machine Festival.

Robot built by KH Jeron

While the exhibition shows art robots and robotic installations, visitors to the workshop learn how to make small robots themselves. The festival opens with a robotic performance that treads a fine line between the artistic and the absurd. Artists: Frank Fietzek, Paul Granjon, KH Jeron, Ralf Schreiber

Wearable technology – between fashion and art
A jacket that shows us the way? A dress on which you can play computer games with people? a sweat shirt you can make music with? More and more designers and artists nowadays are experimenting with new technologies and creating articles of clothing that can do more than just look good. Artist designers integrate, for example, sensors or LEDs in clothing, thus creating wearable objects that not only attract attention, but can also be useful in everyday life, facilitating communication and interaction and bringing out their wearer’s individuality.

Di Mainstone

At the I-Machine Festival the Edith Russ Site for Media Art is presenting, in cooperation with the Netherlands Media Art Institute, a programme devoted to wearable technology. On display will be the creations of international designers and artists whose work is devoted to exploring the technical and aesthetic possibilities of wearable fashion and art. Besides exhibiting these “wearables” the programme also includes the live presentation of articles of clothing at various places in Oldenburg. The designers will also have a chance to talk about their work at two separate evenings.

Visitors will not only be able to view the creations, but to try on some of the “wearables” themselves. They will also be able to make their own “wearables” in specially provided workshops.

Curator: Susanne Jaschko, NIMk Amsterdam

Opening presentation:
13 May 2009, 7 pm: Susanne Jaschko
Times: 14 – 17 May 2009, 12 noon – 9 pm


Kristin Lucas: 'I don’t know how software feels, but I think she doesn’t feel like this'
Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 7 pm
Performance lecture: Report on the status of the “Version” project promoted by the Edith Russ Site for Media Art

On 5 October 2007 Kristin Lucas became the most up-to-date version of her Self, when a Californian court granted her permission to change her name from Kristin Sue Lucas to Kristin Sue Lucas. She justified her application by saying she wanted to “refresh” herself. In her presentation Lucas reports on what strategies she uses to understand the implications, limitations and advantages of being the latest version of one’s Self. To this end she has talked to legal experts, philosophers, media mavens, cognition theorists, geneticists, twins, double agents, born-again Christians, believers in reincarnation, and others.
In English.

Dipl.-Inf. Erik Koch: 'Wearable Computing – a journey into the world of tomorrow'

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 7 pm

The Wearable Computing paradigm is already creeping its way into our lives. On the first steps to a new view of technology and its significance for our lives there will be a little excursion into the future. What will our life look like tomorrow? What can the “New Technology” offer us? All of these questions will be touched upon.

Paul Granjon: My little eye


KH Jeron: How to build a robot orchestra
Workshop for girls and boys aged between 10 and 15
Times: 15 May 2009, 3 – 6 pm and 16 May 2009, 10 am – 5 pm
Closing presentation: 17 May 2009, 5 pm in the lounge of the Edith Russ Site for Media Art
Robots work in industry and can also help about the house, or play football. You too would like to build a robot – but how? The workshop offered here is intended for children and young people aged between 10 and 16. The participants learn how a robot works and how you can build and control such a mobile “creature” yourself. Robots are made out of simple components and can move and generate sounds. The aim of the workshop is to get the robots, once they are built, to perform as an orchestra. No previous knowledge is required.
Contribution towards costs: €5 per person

Kristina Andersen: Light at your fingertips
Workshop for children aged between 6 and 9
Times: 14 and 15 May 2009, 8 am – 12 noon
Bookings arranged for school classes, individual places available on request. Duration: 1 hour
Do you like building things? Can you switch lights on and off? Do you possess secret powers? Do you wish you did? Come to this workshop and we’ll help you to make your own electronic jewellery and secret lights. We will connect up cables to make simple electric circuits. We won’t need soldering irons, just needles and scissors.

Contribution towards costs: €2.50 per person

Kristina Andersen: Portable Pixels and Worn Out Sounds
Workshop for young people aged between 12 and 16
Times: 14 May, 4 - 6 pm
Let’s change the way you all wear your clothes. Could noises slip out of the sleeve of your jacket? Or should the light go on when you button down your pocket? By creating folds and pockets we can deepen the space around our bodies, instead of just adding a surface. Let’s think up new outfits for all coming parties. We will connect up cables to make simple electric circuits and stitch them. We won’t need soldering irons, just needles and scissors.

Contribution towards costs: €5

More information:

Thanks to:
Mondriaan Foundation
Gordan Savicic: Constraint City, 2007
Laura Beloff, Erich Berger, Elina Mitrunen: Heart Donor, 2007
©Anu Akkanen