Fri 15 Jan 00:00
In the midst of the global pandemic caused by covid-19, Transmediale celebrates the Vorspiel 2021, and due to the lockdown conditions, Lacuna Lab proposes an entirely digital program.
Artists: Nuño de la Serna, Nayeli Vega Vargas, Sarah Hermanutz, Thomas Heidtmann, Paul Wiersbinski, Fara Peluso, Martín Nadal, Ambika Joshi
26 January 12 am to 31 March 11 pm
Nuño de la Serna | Snapshot
Nuño de la Serna present a series of film interviews that reflect a momentary snapshot in the life of Lacuna Lab and its members. These interviews take a record of the artworks presented by the members during Vorspiel along with their individual backgrounds, influences, and points of view.
More info: https://lacunalab.org/events/snapshot
29 January 7 pm to 29 January 8 pm
Paul Wiersbiski | Remote Rules and Rituals
The project investigates how the rituals of theatre can be used to portray the ritualism of spiritual machines. How do we use them to make predictions about an uncertain future?
16 February 8 pm to 16 February 9 pm
Sarah Hermanutz | Mind Blind Pathetic Sublime: Explaining The Pathetic Sublime to An Axolotl Audience
This lecture is a live-streamed Zoom performance from an unvisitable installation. Seeking comfort, escape, and clarity the artist will use whatever tools are at her disposal to finally help axolotls to understand the Pathetic Sublime.
19 February 5 pm to 19 February 6 pm
Fara Peluso | Comprehensive Thinkers for a Post-Anthropocene
A talk by the artist-designer Fara Peluso showing how art and design can be mediators between science and the public to build a collective memory.
25 February 7 pm to 28 February 11 pm
Nayeli Vega Vargas, Thomas Heidtmann, Ambika Joshi | K(not) a Conversation – Communication through knots and AI systems
K(not) a Conversation is an installation exploring the concepts of artificial intelligence, creativity and labour. Inspired by ancient indigenous communication systems of Quipu knots, it instigates a communication and reflection process through the use of knots and AI systems.
More info: https://lacunalab.org/events/knot-a-conversation-communication-through-knots-and-ai-systems
18 March 7 pm to 18 March 8 pm (tbc)
Thomas Heidtmann | slideedge.io – digital inauguration
slideedge.io constitutes an artistic framework that unites interactive sculptural installations with a dynamically generated virtual layer. During Vorspiel a digital prototype is presented to introduce the project to the public.
More info: coming soon