Design des Monats

What is our idea of product design?

How important are designers as authors and celebrities?

Are trends valuable?

http://designdesmonats.com/

The Design Of The Month exhibition explores those questions in a humorous manner. Video Works, Objects and Comics invite visitors to immerse into the filter bubble of the product design environment.

25.08. 18h VERNISSAGE W SECCO AND IMPORTANT DESIGN DISCUSSION

26.08. 14h -20h OPENING HOURS

27.08. 14h -20h OPENING HOURS

 

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A.K.A – Survival Strategies in Three Parts

Cereals and Luca Lozano present:

A.K.A
Strategic Survival in Three Parts

Lucas Hunter adopts a different name for each creative discipline he is involved in, but the powerful and personal hand is evident in all his work. Partly through economic necessity, transferrable skills or artistic curiosity, and has developed his communication strategies to meet the professional demands and expectations from the niche scenes in which he operates.

During his days at university, he developed a keen appreciation of graffiti, photography, and illustration, fields in which he became active and started to make the connections which would serve him in his life as a professional. The AKA Luca Lozano produces, DJs and curates several record labels, whilst he undertakes graphic design work under the identity of Planetluke.com. Through all of his considerable output we can appreciate his skill at sampling obscure and forgotten cultural texts to explore the rudimentary aesthetics of the youth cultures he admired as an adolescent.

References to music, flyers and adverts that stem from 70s punk, 80s hip-hop and 90s rave are prevalent throughout his body of work, a homage to DIY scenes where one individual was responsible for all aspects of a production, a label or an event. The faults in the original texts are celebrated: a naïve melody, saturated snare, the hiss of a needle on a record. Images are stretched as if poorly photocopied, magnified beyond clear recognition, hastily cut to to the point of abstraction.

His latest experiments on canvas under another new AKA, finally using his given name, have allowed him to escape the control imposed by working with a computer, and the physical act of painting demonstrates his competence for analogue composition and striking images on a larger scale. Increasingly influenced by a refined selection of abstract painters to come from the outsider art and graffiti world, his productions are the latest development of bold, mature and determined artist.

by djomega3
(Barcelona 2017)

For more please visit
planetluke.com
facebook.com/lucalozano
instagram/djlucalozano

Schaltkreis // Flying Moon in Space

Schaltkreis – Alle unter einem Ton

Ein Homeostat für die Harmonie des Volkes.
Schaltkreis ist ein maschinelles Gemälde, an dem jedes Individuum mit gestalten kann. Diese Bild-Maschine wird sich den Launen des Publikums hingeben, jedoch immer den selben Ton abspielen. Dabei wird es alle unter einem Ton vereinen – jede-r wird der gleichen Harmonie ausgesetzt werden. Egal was die Teilnehmenden tun, sie werden das harmonische Spiel der Maschine nicht unterbrechen können. Es herrscht ein ultradynamischer Zustand, der jede Störung für seinen Selbsterhalt nutzen wird.

Performative Klanginstallation von Flying Moon in Space & Alexander Zenker

Aufführungen:
19:00 // 21:00 // 23:00
/ Interim/ Kulturbahnhof Kassel

Kunsthochschule Kassel / UNI+D14

http://www.facebook.com/events/1354634824603188/

Digital Nomads & Negligible Senescence

JULIA SOKOLNICKA – Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads is a documentary film that is edited live in the cinema. The film is mixed live by the director presenting it, like a DJ would mix music. Digital Nomads is an archive of documentary portraits and impressions on cultural movements in the large, international metropolias. The director observes and interviews the new types of communities bonding in the English speaking generation brought up on internet. The narrative changes each time the project is presented, and as the archive grows the research enriches in new topics and locations. The original research project „Reality and Realness“ that inspired the film was elaborating on digital intimacy and the use of cameraphones and content produced by the characters themselves in the documentary cinema. The camera follows underground culture in New York, Amsterdam and Berlin. Filmmaker and Philosopher Julia Sokolnicka tries to answer questions of how will the future communities look like and what are the challenges and peculiarities of authentic bonding in the modern western economy. The film emphasizes on importance of dialogue and conversation as a tool of intellectual exploration and the dichotomy of the real space of social interactions and the space of technology.

JULIA SOKOLNICKA born in Warsaw in 1983 is an experimental and documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam.
She’s an author of music, and dance videos and visual concepts for theatre and commercials.
As a researcher she moves between social philosophy, video and performance.
She collaborates with artists of different origins, working in Europe and in United States.
She studied Philosophy in Warsaw University and Film Directing in Wajda School and Katowice NFTS.
She graduated from Master of Film with an artistic research degree at Nederlandse Filmacademie in Amsterdam.
Her short documentary film “Side Roads” has received a number of international awards and a distribution in Polish cultural channels TVP Kultura and Ninateka.

ANNA SOBCZAK – Negligible Senescence
„Nanomedicine, life extension, AI, transhumanism are concepts thrown around a lot, but for now, in 2017 we still get older and, disappointingly, eventually die – many of the anti-ageing programs of our decade that present themselves as the spearheads of scientific research, may be seen as contemporary versions of the mythological Fountain of Youth. Scientists turn to phenomena like the Syndrome X or Negligible Senescence, in which organisms show no or almost no symptoms of ageing, ignoring the other fascinating side of the medal: Ageing and mortality of the individual became possible and necessary with the evolution of sexual reproduction. The genetic material of an organism could be passed to its descendants, turning itself disposable. Age and its attributed aesthetic repulsiveness are the very results and indispensable condition of sexual attraction and its mechanism.

The ongoing project Negligible Senescence invites viewers to share their most intimate sign of time on their body and the stories related to them. It is of big interest to me if these signs of „living in time“ caused people feelings of shame, sadness or pride. The close-up pictures are now being posted once a day on the Instagram account NegligibleSenescence and to be published in a book, to be flicked through like a photo album of human body geology. For KMMN an interactive installation will be prepared and the testimonies will be collected during the stay in Kassel through interviews with volontaries.

ANNA SOBCZAK works and lives between Napoli (IT) and Freiburg (D), focusing on collective experience and direct interaction as artistic tool.”

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LivingSpaceMass / LebensRaumMasse

Ein Projekt von Tim Rudolph (Kunsthochschule Kassel)

LivingSpaceMass
We are living between things.
We are all connected through the space.
A mass, through which all of us are in touch.

LebensRaumMasse
Wir leben alle zwischen den Dingen.
Wir sind alle verbunden durch den Raum.
Eine Masse, durch die wir uns alle berühren.

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World of Echo

World of Echo is the reappropriation of educational images out of their archival slumbering.

Nine slide projections by visual art students, Information Fiction program, HEAD – Genève.

With: With: Amélie Bargetzi & Lara Carron, Mado Eschenbrenner, Christelle Jornod, Léonard Gremaud, Jonathan Levi, Claudio Loureiro Pinto, Léonie Marion, Dayla Mischler & Sawsane Hema, Nathan Solioz.

The School of Everything

June 13, 11 am -17 pm
The School of Everything as a continuation of Universitas. Krytyka Polityczna. Assembly for a new collective curriculum
Katja Ehrhardt, Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Joulia Strauss, Ahmad Alkhatieb, Sebastian Schäfer, Judith Holzer, Constantinos Amvrosiadis, Paul B. Preciado

The School of Everything

Concept: Joulia Strauss
Curator of the Symposion: Sotirios Bahtsetzis

Organized by AthenSYN in documenta 14 Kassel
In collaboration with Allianz Cultural Foundation

We build an educational system which consists of politically motivated and artistic initiatives for sharing knowledge, and of proposals by thinkers who see education as decisive for social change. Texts, documentations, manifestos and sketches of educational models are united in a Symposion entitled: The School of Everything. The Symposion takes place in both Kassel and Athens. We shift from learning to sharing. We decriminalize sharing because we would like to enjoy the pleasure of giving. We liberate ourselves from the strictures of “Homo Sapiens”, a construct imposed upon life. We will transform the educational system of Europe.

The School of Everything

June 12, 11 am -18 pm
concrete examples of alternative and reflective educational formats
Helmut Batista, Agnès Rammant-Peeters, Katja Ehrhardt, Noah Fischer, Mriganka Mudhukallya, Elad Lapidot, Arnisa Zeqo, Lindsay Parkhowell, Artur Żmijewski, Maarten Vanvolsem, Johanna Scherf, Georgia Kotretsos, Sotiris Tsiganos, Jonian Bisai, Mischa Schwab, Andrea Iten

The School of Everything

Concept: Joulia Strauss
Curator of the Symposion: Sotirios Bahtsetzis

Organized by AthenSYN in documenta 14 Kassel
In collaboration with Allianz Cultural Foundation

We build an educational system which consists of politically motivated and artistic initiatives for sharing knowledge, and of proposals by thinkers who see education as decisive for social change. Texts, documentations, manifestos and sketches of educational models are united in a Symposion entitled: The School of Everything. The Symposion takes place in both Kassel and Athens. We shift from learning to sharing. We decriminalize sharing because we would like to enjoy the pleasure of giving. We liberate ourselves from the strictures of “Homo Sapiens”, a construct imposed upon life. We will transform the educational system of Europe.

The School of Everything

June 11, 11 am -18:30 pm
constituitive and critical elaborations on Art-as-education
Joulia Strauss, Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Jean-Pierre Rammant, Max Spielmann, Sebastian Lütgert, Jan Gerber, Jonas Tinius, Luca Di Blasi, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Mathilde ter Heijne

The School of Everything

Concept: Joulia Strauss
Curator of the Symposion: Sotirios Bahtsetzis

Organized by AthenSYN in documenta 14 Kassel
In collaboration with Allianz Cultural Foundation

We build an educational system which consists of politically motivated and artistic initiatives for sharing knowledge, and of proposals by thinkers who see education as decisive for social change. Texts, documentations, manifestos and sketches of educational models are united in a Symposion entitled: The School of Everything. The Symposion takes place in both Kassel and Athens. We shift from learning to sharing. We decriminalize sharing because we would like to enjoy the pleasure of giving. We liberate ourselves from the strictures of “Homo Sapiens”, a construct imposed upon life. We will transform the educational system of Europe.