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I-Machine

Roboter – Performance – Fashion – Film
08 May 2009 - 17 May 2009
Cooperation with: Netherlands Media Art Institute Amsterdam Kulturetage Oldenburg Medienbüro Oldenburg
Presstalk: 08 May 2009, 11:00

?Exhibitions

Robots – mechanical beings in art

They move, they communicate and react to us. They are unpredictable.They seem to be alive. A horde of robotic beings designed by variousmedia artists is populating the Edith Russ Site for Media Art on theoccasion of the I-Machine Festival.

While the exhibition shows art robots and robotic installations,visitors to the workshop learn how to make small robots themselves. Thefestival opens with a robotic performance that treads a fine linebetween the artistic and the absurd.

Artists: Frank Fietzek, Paul Granjon, KH Jeron, Ralf Schreiber


Wearable technology – between fashion and art

A jacket that shows us the way? A dress on which you can play computer games with people? a sweat shirt you can make music with? More and more designers and artists nowadays are experimenting with new technologies and creating articles of clothing that can do more than just look good. Artist designers integrate, for example, sensors or LEDs in clothing, thus creating wearable objects that not only attract attention, but can also be useful in everyday life, facilitating communication and interaction and bringing out their wearer’s individuality.

At the I-Machine Festival the Edith Russ Site for Media Art is presenting, in cooperation with the Netherlands Media Art Institute, a programme devoted to wearable technology. On display will be the creations of international designers and artists whose work is devoted to exploring the technical and aesthetic possibilities of wearable fashion and art. Besides exhibiting these “wearables” the programme also includes the live presentation of articles of clothing at various places in Oldenburg. The designers will also have a chance to talk about their work at two separate evenings.

Visitors will not only be able to view the creations, but to try on some of the “wearables” themselves. They will also be able to make their own “wearables” in specially provided workshops.

Artists: Kristina Anderson; Mauro Arrighi, Anika Hirt, Onur Sönmez;Laura Beloff, Erich Berger, Martin Pichlmair und Elina Mitrunen;Marguerite Charmante; Barbara Layne; Di Mainstone; Markus Kison; EbruKurbak, Ricardo Nascimento und Fabiana Shizue; Stijn Ossevoort;Merlinda Prizreni, Ka-min Lung, Jos Herder, Michiel Rotgans, AnaResende, Melissa Bonvie und Suze Ruyten; Danielle Roberts, AnjaHertenberger und Barbara Pais; Gordan Savicic; SOS Design Studio

Curator: Susanne Jaschko, NIMk - Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam
Curated by: Susanne Jaschko, Sabine Himmelsbach

Events

12 May 2009, 19:00
I don’t know how software feels, but I think she doesn’t feel like this
Performance lecture: Report on the status of the “Version” project promoted by the Edith Russ Site for Media Art

13 May 2009, 19:00
Wearable Technology
Opening presentation

15 May 2009, 15:00
How to build a robot orchestra
Workshop for girls and boys aged between 10 and 15 . Contribution towards costs: €5 per person.

14 May 2009, 08:00
Light at your fingertips - Workshop
Bookings arranged for school classes, individual places available on request. Duration: 1 hour. Contribution towards costs: €2.50 per person.

14 May 2009, 16:00
Portable Pixels and Worn Out Sounds - Workshop
Workshop for young people aged between 12 and 16. Contribution towards costs: €5.


Funded by

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Katharinenstraße 23, D-26121 Oldenburg, Tel.: +49(0)441/235-3208, Fax.: +49(0)441/235-2161
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 14:00 -18:00, Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 18:00, Monday closed info@edith-russ-haus.de
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