Digital Arts Lab curated by Retune powered by Samsung
How can art push the boundaries of tech? How can we grow digital creativity within our society? These and many more questions are addressed by the Digital Arts Lab, a two-day interactive pop-up exhibition presented by Samsung during hub.berlin 2019.
Under the roof of the iconic STATION Berlin 12 Berlin based digital artists will present their latest works on the verge of art and technology. Among the creatives will be acclaimed individual artists like So Kanno, multiple award-winner at the Japan Media Arts Festival, as well as renowned collectives like the German studio Schnellebuntebilder which became famous for its impressive 3D light installation during the opening of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
The exhibition will be accompanied on both days by lectures in which the artists share their knowledge and offer a peek into their creative processes.
The interactive exhibition and lectures are curated by Retune. The entrance is free.
Discover the Artists
Banz & Bowinkel
Friedemann Banz and Giulia Bowinkel focus on the computer as an every day device and its influence on human culture. With their work they question the concept of simulated reality and thereby human perception of the world in virtual space. Works of the multiple award-winning duo have been exhibited at the House of Electronic Arts in Basel as well as the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen.
Jan Bernstein´s artistic expression mainly focuses on the combination of technical construction with creative work. Coming from industrial design he created his first mechanical-moving works during his studies at the Burg Giebichenstein in Halle an der Saale. Since then, his artworks have already been on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.
Carla Chan works with a variety of media including video, installation, photography and interactive installations. Minimal in style and form Chan’s works often toys with the blurred boundaries between reality and illusion, figure and abstraction. Her recent works focus on the ambiguity in nature by bridging natural transformation and unpredictable computer algorithms.
Sofia Crespo is an artist working with a huge interest in bio inspired technologies. One of her main interests is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve. On the side, she is also hugely concerned with the dynamic change in the role of the artists working with machine learning techniques. For the Digital Arts Lab she will cooperate with Anastasia (alpha_rats), a VR and game developer and visual artist.
Moritz Simon Geist
Moritz Simon Geist is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. His robotic instruments and performances have been shown in numerous European festivals and exhibitions throughout the last years. He collaborates with performers such as Mouse on Mars and teaches on the progression of technology and society at the NYU Berlin.
So Kanno was born in Japan and is based in Berlin since 2013. He considers the essential change of evolution and technology, and creates works to bring a new perspective upon them. He has already been honored with numerous awards at the Japan Media Arts Festival.
kling klang klong
kling klang klong develops intelligent acoustic scenographies in the area between science, art and communication. The studio often puts the visitor as an active participant in interplay with an organic sound environment and builds bridges between music, soundscapes and installation art. At the Digital Arts Lab kling klang klong will present a position together with the studio Schnellebuntebilder.
NEEEU is a multidisciplinary design studio, specialising in the creation of vibrant spatial experiences and the delivery of customised products and services. Together with the Gemäldegalerie Berlin and Museum4punkt0 NEEU has recently created an AR application which brings the ancient paintings to life.
Klara Ravat is an olfactory artist and experimental filmmaker based in Berlin. By opposing the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. Klara is the co-founder and director of the Smell Lab, a community project that focuses on the investigation and practice of the art and science of the sense of smell.
Schnellebuntebilder is a Berlin based studio which develops and creates multimedia design and digital art. Founded in 2011, the team has worked with a variety of museum curators, creative agencies, musicians, galleries and artists to create animated films, generative visualizations, audiovisual performances, immersive installations and interactive exhibits. At the Digital Arts Lab Schnellebuntebilder will present a position together with the studio kling klang klong.
Studio Milz values the elegant combination of design, art and science. By using the contrast of low and high-tech they are establishing a unique vision of communication in the three dimensional space. The working process combines specialists in multiple disciplines like communication and interaction design, software and interface design, rapid manufacturing, physical and electronic engineering.
Berlin-based engineer Lina Wassong is a pioneer in integrating digital fabrication and electronics into fashion. She has designed pieces using 3D printing, laser cutting, and physical computing. Through her work, she wants to make technology more emotional and aesthetic. Besides running her design studio, Lina lectures at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and has already published three books about electronics and programming.
About the Curators
Retune Creative Technology
Retune is a Berlin-based community platform at the intersection of Art, Design and Technology. They organize the biennial Retune Festival, Studio Visits and workshops.