Flotsam & Jetsam I: Monobloc by ffmpe (Henrik Mauler) shows a metastable cloud of floating chairs. Invisible forces clump the chairs together and pull them apart like jetsam on a shore. The chairs themselves represent a finely tuned mix of famous 20th century design and the Monobloc plastic garden chair as a sign for unassuming mass manufacturing. The camera is bound to chairs floating in the swarm. A weightless, merely visual tree fragment appears from time to time to signify a switch between dynamic chair-cameras. Occasional screams of a group of people underscore an uncanny, disoriented feeling.
4k UHD / 2015 / 6’45
Henrik Mauler’s works ‘Flotsam & Jetsam I: Monobloc’ was on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016
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Ekin Onat was born in 1976 in Istanbul and had her education in classical ballet. She than started working in fine arts in 2006, focusing early on conceptual art and installations, which she deemed most fit to allow her working with a vast range of different materials and giving her unrestricted possibilities of expression.
Being politically actively involved her work investigates the Turkish socio-political frame conditions that are being dictated by a conservative and clerical mindset of the political elite that friction with contemporary Turkish society. She analyzes the reverberations of this rift on society as a whole and sheds light on the suffocating consequences for individuals that are either crushed or singled out due to their believes, gender or race.
She lives and works in Istanbul and Berlin.
‘Missio Sanguinis’ is a social experiment based on the collection, analysis and visualization of data extracted from the social network Twitter in order to reveal the influences of both external social structures and subjective experience of the individual. The investigation will try to ultimately uncover the instinctive narrative of a cross-section of the Turkish social fabric with its dictated power structure.
As people exchange ideas in Twitter through following, replying, retweeting,
commenting, tagging, reviewing etc. they produce clusters of connections.
The Clauset-Newmann-Moore clustering algorithm will be applied to extract and analyze insights into the community structure, size and the key positions within in
order to reveal large-scale ideological patterns inside this network.
Ekin Onat’s work ‘Missio Sanguinis’ was on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016
Learn more on www.ekinonat.com
INT RA from Switzerland is a collective founded by Nora Gailer, Simon Gwinner and Lorena Strohner:
We explore and encourage fields of communication and perception between technology, humans and social structures. Our background lies in media art, graphic- and interaction design. INT RA provokes boundaries in communication, build new spaces for encountering and dissolves constraints between imagination and experience.
BOKS — Exploring perception and communication in surreal reality BOKS is an interactive installation, which researches the perception and communication between two surreal rooms. Two rooms build the experimental area. Two persons, each in one room at the time, can move and communicate on different ways with the other person. BOKS shows opportunities in communication between humans and asks for new perception within this topic.
INT RA’s work „BOKS“ will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Learn more on www.int-ra.com
The title ‘Ecce Homo’ (‘Behold the Man’) refers to the biblical story John.
In this 3D holographic video installation the passage from the Passion of Jesus is given a contemporary touch. Without the crown of thorns and the purple robe, not an innocent young man but a naked little boy in all his pain and sorrow is shown to the ‘world’, floating upside down.
Weevers’ media art is a search for strength in vulnerability.
Video preview of ‘Ecce Homo’
Music by David Dramm
3D holographic video installation ‘Ecce Homo‘
Arent Weevers, 2015, NL, 2’41“
Arent Weevers‘ video installation „Ecce Homo“ will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Station Rose/STR was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1988 by Gary Danner (sound) and Elisa Rose (visuals). As one of the first digital groups worldwide Station Rose have used the potential of live audio visual media and the internet for performing in their work. Their Gunafa Clubbings were the first AV- and online club projects worldwide (Frankfurt 1992). STR are online since 1991 and are regarded as pioneers of Digital Culture.
At reaching their Digital Quarter Century in 2013 they focus on „New Media Arte Povera“ and „Urban Land Art“, adding recycling and haptic objects to their installations. Sound meets wood and text, uses reliable structures like Techno, Psychedelic and Minimal Music; the ancien régime of hitech DAWs has been challenged by field recordings and lo-res apps.
Station Rose received the Prix Ars Electronica (Honorary Mention) 1995, Staatsstipendium Ministry of Arts Austria 2008, City of Linz Lifetime Award 2012 for their artistic work.
Florian Freier (born 1979 in Munich/Germany) is exploring social, cultural and political topics while working at the intersection of photography, digitization and communication.
Freier is the founder and editor of Flachware.de, a virtual exhibition platform and early prototype for an art-focused social network site, founded in 2006 while graduating from Munich Academy of Arts and working as a freelance webdesigner.
Freier‘s work „The Eye of God – Recreating Andreas Gursky (Google Earth Remix)“ has been exhibited at international group shows, including works by Richard Prince, Marcel Duchamp, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Elaine Sturtevant and others.
His recent project „Cached Landscapes“ has been awarded by Trevor Paglen and Frankfurter Kunstverein with the „Eagle Eye“ Photo Award and exhibited along Paglen‘s solo show „The Octopus“ at Frankfurter Kunstverein in mid 2015.
Freier‘s ongoing documentary „Pro le Page“ is a winning entry at the Link Art Center for the Arts of the Information Age and will be published as a print on demand foto book and free e-book by Link Editions in late 2015.
Freiers works have been cited in international blogs and magazines, including Monopol-Magazin, Fastcompany, WIRED, VICE creatorsproject, ilikethisart.net and frieze-magazine.
A selection of Florian Freier’s works will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now
Learn more on www.florianfreier.de
Within her works Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej explores the culture of play, the poetry of noise and anthropomorphisation by using software applications, custom electronics and objects. Through exploration of the culture of play she enables an alternative, phenomenological experience of artwork through its sensorial aspects and emotional impact. In her works noise appears as an agent of serendipity, enabling new discoveries. Her works are also inspired by the relationship between noise and signal, as found in information theory.
At lab 3.0 in Munich (18.-21.2.2016) Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej present three works from the Universal Objects series:
Universal Objects: Garden is a surreal digital garden full of avatars performing their rituals. It is a realtime 3D work built in a video game engine that enables a visitor to stroll through and explore the surroundings from a first-person perspective. The visitor is invited to explore hidden sounds, corners and avatars‘ body modifications in this unusual garden. Universal Objects: Levitations is a series of seven digital prints of avatars caught amidst ritual levitations. In the mini-series of works called Universal Objects: Observers, avatars observe iterations of themselves displayed in a gallery environment.
Environments from the Universal Objects series are non-narrative situations – vibrational, living surroundings filled with elements that are either inanimate or executing simple behavioral patterns through which the situations themselves become like an organism. The majority of 3D objects, like suspended automata, perform minimal ritualistic gestures. They create zones of pulsing play that never transcend into something else but rather exist in a state of non-narrative endlessness.
Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej’s work „Universal Objects“ will be on display during UNPAINTED lab 3.0, 18.-21. Feb 2016, @MixedMunichArts, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 8a, 80333 Munich. Get your ticket now.