At the open day 2015, preciesely 165 days before the start of GLOBALE, ZKM turns into a laboratory: In manifestations, lectures, performances, guided tours and concerts the visitors can test facilities how art and science approach each other.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 11 am – 6 pm
For “Tag der offenen Tür” the concept of REMOTEWORDS is being expanded into a virtual game: a large-scale, individually accessible satellite picture of the exhibition premises (ZKM) invites each visitor to cover one roof with a message. The statements are forthwith applied to the satellite picture. Visitors can contribute statements on issues such as urbanity, navigation, digitality, virtual simulation and city (urban) space.At predetermined times, remote-controlled drones will fly over the 10 x 6 m walk-around satellite picture. The pilotless aircraft is equipped with a CCTV system that, during its flight, relays live images of the area below onto a projection wall. The live image is practically indistinguishable from a real flyover-video of Karlsruhe.
RW.25 Quotation: Kasimir Malewitsch Location: KHM, Academy of Media Arts Cologne Roof Size | Font Size: 456 qm | 11m x 22m
We worked with four people for 10 days to paint a code consisting of 1058 pixels and a quotation, refering to the painter Malewitsch.
After one day of sweeping, we had the roof prepared for a double cover in bitumen. The approaching winter made days short and warming coffee-breaks longer, but after ten days in total a QR code of 121 squaremetre and the letters WHITE GROUND BLACK SQUARE beamt at us.
RW.24 Author: Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Reck Location: HeK, House of Electronic Arts Basel
BILD ≠ KUNST
This is a thesis by philosopher and art historian Hans Ulrich Reck, since 1995 professor for art history within media context and, since April 2014, rector of the Cologne Academy of Media Arts. The thesis refers – as a modified quotation – to his book “The Myth Of Media Art” (“Mythos Medien Kunst”). His wording mirrors the paradigmatic shift in the meaning of images by digital media. Images no longer stand solitarily at the center of art but are defined by artistic strategies. The House of electronic Arts, Basel (HeK) stands symptomatically for this relationship between (electronic) image and art, a relationship that is subject to constant change.
REMOTEWORDS is part of the Exhibition: “Die Welt on oben“ at Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen.
For the exhibition the concept of REMOTEWORDS is being expanded into a virtual game: a large-scale satellite picture of the exhibition premises invites each visitor to cover one roof with a message.
Remotecontrolled drones will fly over the 8,5 x 8 m walk-around satellite picture. The pilotless aircraft is equipped with a CCTV system that relays images of the area below onto a projection wall. The live image is practically indistinguishable from a real flyover-video of Friedrichshafen.
The words LISBOAFRICA by José Eduardo Agualusa, Angolean writer and journalist, were applied to the roof of the LX Factory in Lisbon in collaboration with the Dutch art organization “NOORDKAAP”. His message refers to the Portuguese language’s cultural roots in Africa, as well as in South America and Europe.
Location: Stresa near Isola Bella on Lago Maggiore/Italy Words: Prof. Dr. phil. Sabine Fabo Roof size: 270 square meters
The words CUM GRANO SALIS (with a grain of salt) by Prof. Sabine Fabo, art theorist on media contexts, were applied to the roof of Bar Verbanelle in collaboration with the German-Italian art organization “Lo spirito del Lago”.
The schoolyard of the Max Ernst Secondary School in Cologne Bocklemünd has a message: …Max, der Ernst des Lebens… /…Max the earnestness of life…
The phrase was developed in collaboration with the students and refers to the school’s name giver and to Dadaist sound poetry. Almost every child in Germany begins his school career with the portentous words: Now life starts in earnest…
In cooperation with SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse KölnBonn.