transmediale 2015 CAPTURE ALL
What do the futures of work, play and life look like through the black mirror of data? How will our quantified lives unfold? transmediale 2015 looked at how we make sense of a culture dependent on measurement and automation procedures, and how to act with autonomy within such a culture. The festival presented artistic responses and speculative scenarios as well as critical thinking on processes of gamification, quantification, ubiquitous networking and algorithmic control and their ways of making the spheres of everyday life, work and play increasingly indistinguishable. transmediale offered a diverse international programme of exhibitions, screenings, conference events, workshops and performances with participants from many different disciplines.
Festival Architecture 2015
For transmediale 2015 CAPTURE ALL, raumlaborberlin have created a hexagon based, spatial structure that occupies both the foyer and exhibition hall.
The hexagon has been since the antiquity a symbol for harmony. In this context a grid of hexagons physicalise the otherwise invisible data sampling which we permit though our daily digital encounters, but at the same time remain critical too. The installation will exemplify this disharmony and though multiple layers of fences and translucency impose the feeling of being captivated.The structure which consists of regular fence elements is partly flexible. Spaces can change according to the use, and openings be modulated or closed. While a deformation of the grid will spatialise the contradiction of involuntarily accepting to be down sampled.
Team of raumlaborberlin: Francsco Apuzzo, Andrea Hofmann, Axel Timm with Claire Mothais and Christopher Fischlein, Nina Peters