Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl | Kollektiv 42 | cityscaper | Folkwang Universität der Künste: “Augmented Art Advertising”

Augmented Art Advertising
Augmented Art Advertising

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl | Kollektiv 42 | cityscaper | Folkwang Universität der Künste: “Augmented Art Advertising”

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl | Kollektiv 42 | cityscaper | Folkwang Universität der Künste

Media Art FundProjekt

Duration: July and August 2022

adARt – Augmented Art Advertising is an interdisciplinary media art project and a design experiment to communicate cultural content using contemporary technologies. The Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, the Essen-based media art duo Kollektiv 42, the Aachen-based cityscaper GmbH and the Folkwang University of the Arts are planning an innovative augmented reality project to virtually extend the museum space to the exhibition architecture of advertising in public spaces. The interest here is not only in the critical examination of the structural omnipresence of product marketing. Equally decisive is the intensive, cross-sector discourse on the technical possibilities and medial difficulties of mixed reality systems.

With a freely available app, interested people all over NRW will be able to experience the advertising posters in their neighbourhood as exhibition spaces of an augmented reality, create collections of their favourite artworks and learn more about the artists. In August 2022, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl will then invite visitors to a special highlight: the virtualised collection and the temporary adARt exhibition with artworks specially developed for the AR space. Visitors can explore the exhibition on their own with the app or take part in curated guided tours in the city centre equipped with tablets.

With a symposium in the SANAA building at the Zollverein World Heritage Site, Kollektiv 42 and Folkwang University of the Arts will offer a platform for cross-sector discourse on mixed reality systems on 11 November 2022 in Essen. Project results will be presented publicly and reflected in various contexts through exhibition elements, guest lectures and a panel discussion.

Image.: © Stephan Wolters

Rottstr5-Kunsthallen | Women In New Media Art (WINMA): “WOMEN IN MEDIA ART LAB”

Women in New Media
Women in New Media

Rottstr5-Kunsthallen | Women In New Media Art (WINMA): “WOMEN IN MEDIA ART LAB”

Women In New Media Art (WINMA) | Rottstr5-Kunsthallen

Media Art FundWorkshop

Duration: October 2022
Women in New Media Art and Rottstr5-Kunsthallen are organising a one-week media art lab by women artists for women artists in NRW for the first time. Six female media artists will have the opportunity to exchange their working methods, get to know each other and work artistically and technically together. Female media artists can apply for an open call.

When selecting the artists, the diversity of the applicants’ artistic genres will be taken into account in order to stimulate an interdisciplinary creative process on the one hand and to be able to investigate different conceptual and technical approaches within media art on the other. Applications from artists from the fields of video and sound art, virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence and coding as well as colleagues who conceive hybrid or purely digital performance formats are welcome.

The aim of the project is to bring together women media artists in a free environment to create collaborative works. In terms of content, the lab focuses on examining one’s own identity as a media artist. What particular challenges must be overcome? How can specific media skills be acquired? What presentation spaces and discourses exist and where do women media artists find their position?

The lab will be accompanied by a series of interviews with other media artists. The aim of this is to find out the needs and potentials and will be documented on film. The results will be published on a project website. In addition, the artists will be introduced.

These results are a first step towards establishing a platform for women media artists. In the long term, it is planned to establish an interactive network for women in media art.

The Media Artists’ Lab will take place from 10-15 October 2022. The lab participants will be provided with infrastructure to develop one or more joint interdisciplinary media art projects. On 15 October 2022, the lab’s work will be presented at the Rottstr5 Kunsthallen. This presentation will be accompanied by a discussion event.

The jury consists of the organisers Christine Bödeker, Anastasija Delidova and Roberta de Lacerda Medina (Women in New Media Art) and Seta Guetsoyan (Rottstr5 Kunsthallen).

Women In New Media Art (WINMA) was founded in 2020 by female media artists from the North Rhine-Westphalia area to develop and promote contemporary art with new media by female artists. The intention is to build a network for women in media art.
More information about Women in New Media Art (WINMA)

The Rottstr5 Kunsthallen are a presentation venue for transdisciplinary art and cultural-political discourse. In addition to presenting professionals, the Rottstr5-Kunsthallen promote young artists.
More information about Rottstr5 Kunsthallen

Abb.: © Anastasija Delidova | © Dr. Martin Bluma

LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur | Westfälischer Kunstverein with Nina Fischer & Maroan el sani: “Cloud Alchemy – Art, Activism and splitting Communities”

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LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur | Westfälischer Kunstverein with Nina Fischer & Maroan el sani: “Cloud Alchemy – Art, Activism and splitting Communities”

ARTISTS: Nina Fischer, Maroan el sani

Media Art FundExhibition

A 6-channel-video-installation exhibited in LWL-Museum of Art and Culture within the scope of the cooperation exhibition „Nimmersatt? Thinking society without growth“ (November 27th 2021-February 27th 2022)

Nina Fischer (*1965, Emden)  & Maroan el Sani (*1966, Duisburg) frequently develop their video projects in workshops and employing performative scenes with actresses and actors. For the “Cloud Al­chemy” project, the artists have staged a simulation game in the rainwater collec­tion basin at Berlin’s abandoned Tempelhof Airport. Like the venue itself, the pro­tagonists find themselves in a transitional situation. Using texts by Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, a glowing cloud hovering over a village becomes the catalyst for an ominous social divide. This cloud forces people to decide whether they want to try radically new ways of living and types of housing and drastically curtail their con­sumption, or whether everything should remain as it is. The natural phenomenon is illustrative of a global problem, and represents differences and tensions. Fischer & el Sani pose key questions about the non-historical occurrence of division that pa­ralyses and undermines societies around the world: Do we feel called to immediate action? Or do we want to limit our perception to one of a mere natural phenomenon and not draw any consequences?

Co-produced by the LWL-Museum of Art and Culture.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW.

About the cooperative exhibition “Nimmersatt? Thinking society without growth” (November 27th 2021-February 27th 2022) of the Kunsthalle Münster, the LWL-Museum of Art and Culture and the Westfälischer Kunstverein:

At three venues in Münster a total of 25 international artists will present works in different media and raise the question of what might take the place of the existing economic and social models in the future. In three rounds of talks on the opening day (26.11.), experts and artists will speak about themes such as responsibility, abundance or capital. The almost 30 works of art on show make reference to current crises, social inequality, climate change, illness, war, refugee movements, xenophobia and the attendant developments. The works ask which other options exist apart from growth.
The exhibition will include video installations, drawings, photographs and sculptures, along with works in the public domain. In addition to a series of works on loan, the venues will feature several new productions that emerged in dialogue with the curators and are being shown here for the first time.
More information about the exhibition here.

Photography: Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
Die Alchemie der Wolken -Art, ActivismandSplitting Communities, 6-Kanal-Videoinstallation, Trichterförmige-Holzkonstruktion, 2021 Production Still, 2021 © Fischer & elSani und VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2021
Koproduziert durch das LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur.Gefördert durch das Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.