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THE MAKING OF SPACE – caught in translation Spotlight on processes of creation, work philosophies, stances on design and experiences with the dynamics of failure and success. Young as well as experienced designers give account of their insights, revelations, trails, concepts and recipes, of the reality of creation, the transition and translation of content into space, of experiences, injuries, vanities and Babylonian circumstances between clients and designers.

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THE MAKING OF SPACE – caught in translation Spotlight on processes of creation, work philosophies, stances on design and experiences with the dynamics of failure and success. Young as well as experienced designers give account of their insights, revelations, trails, concepts and recipes, of the reality of creation, the transition and translation of content into space, of experiences, injuries, vanities and Babylonian circumstances between clients and designers.

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    THE MAKING OF SPACE – caught in translation

    Spotlight on processes of creation, work philosophies, stances on design and experiences with the dynamics of failure and success. Young as well as experienced designers give account of their insights, revelations, trails, concepts and recipes, of the reality of creation, the transition and translation of content into space, of experiences, injuries, vanities and Babylonian circumstances between clients and designers.

    • 10 min
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    BEAT HÄCHLER | CH

    BEAT HÄCHLER | CH

    BEAT HÄCHLER | CH
     
    Beat Hächler (born 1962) is exhibition organiser and long-standing co-manager of the “Stapferhaus Lenzburg”. He studied history, media studies and German history of literature in Bern and Madrid. From 1992 until 2010, he assumed different roles for the “Stapferhaus Lenzburg”, the most recent being co-manager starting 2002. On October 1, 2011, Hächler will take over the direction of the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern.

In the past few years, the “Stapferhaus Lenzburg” established a reputation as a unique “house of the present”. Without a collection and predetermined exhibition spaces, the Stapferhaus stages every-day-topics in the form of exhibitions and comes across to a wide audience. Beat Hächler decisively influenced this development as author and co-author of exhibitions like “A walk on the wild side”, “Last minute”, “Autolust” (car lust), “Glaubenssache” (matter of faith) or currently “HOME. Willkommen im digitalen Leben” (welcome to digital life). His exhibitions always focus on the visitors as experts of the present and involve them actively as social protagonists. The focus is not so much on design in the classical sense, but rather on the creation of “Gegenwartsräume” / present spaces and their potential to render the contemporary cultural practises visible and negotiable; performance, participation and interaction are the core elements of this ”social scenography”.

Parallel to his work, Beat Hächler completed the practically-oriented doctorate programme scenography of the “Zürcher Hochschule der Künste” (Zurich University of the Arts) and the University of Vienna. In his PhD project, he investigates methodical questions of exhibiting the present and resumes this approach under the new central concept of a ”social scenography”.

    http://www.stapferhaus.ch
     
    Photo: Anita Affentranger

    • 30 min
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    CHARLIE MORROW | USA

    CHARLIE MORROW | USA

    CHARLIE MORROW | USA

Charlie Morrow is principal and creative director of Charles Morrow Productions, LLC. He is an internationally recognized, prize winning sound artist, composer and producer of cultural and cross-cultural projects. He is based in the USA and in Finland. 

Morrow espouses the new/old in bringing together high tech solutions with traditional techniques driven by nature. He is trained in ethnomusicology, chemistry and engineering, apply these disciplines aethetically and socially. He has specialized in pubic events and broadcasts in order to bring a wider understanding to the notion that there are not higher and lower cultures.

His studies and explorations in Asian music including that of India and of the Arctic, brought him into contact with musicians, music instrument builders, scholars, architects and audiences.

Of inspiration to Charlie is the Indian tradition of learning by sitting beside the teacher. And making music with nature, such as his performances with field frogs and Concert for Fish. An improviser, he has performed with Indian musicians and with a Kathak dancer. As well, he produced the outdoor concerts for the Music Festival of India in New York City.

In the mindset of traditional Indian music, he has developed algorithms for using weather data online to drive sound installations and wrote a set of formulas for making the performance of music with respect to time, date, location in the physical universe. His celebrations of the summer solstice brought together new/old performance in international media and pubic space on the turning of the seasons.  

Charlie Morrow is a conceptualist whose music works range over many styles and forms, from events for media and public spaces to new media productions, museum installations and programming for broadcast and festivals. Assembling expert project groups, Morrow employs a collaborative style that fuses arts, artists, and environment; technological expertise creates the basis for a significant portion of his work, much of which utilizes a combination of the newest and very old technologies. Morrow's sound installations include The Knoll Furniture Retrospective (Louvre Museum, Paris), The General Gas Exhibit (Chicago Museum of Science and Industry), The 2nd Acustica International (Whitney Museum NYC) and the Torino Winter Olympics. He composed music for multimedia presentations with orchestra and 3D sound for a Volvo U.S. annual sales meeting, for AT&T's celebration in Geneva, Switzerland inaugurating the ISDN system and for the chime of a special edition Swatch watch by Naim June Paik. 

Charlie is the lead inventor of MorrowSound® True 3D which featured prominently in Nokia World 08 Barcelona, Foster+Partner's Forteleza Hall at SC Johnson HQ, Racine WI and the Smithsonian Institutions Arctic Study Center, Anchorage AK. 

Charlie has deep interest in sound and health issues. Such a connection to emotional and physical health is to be considered for the Indian Music Experience soundscape installations, indoor and in the gardens along with learning, identity and pride.
 
http://www.cmorrow.com

    • 47 min
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    URBANSCREEN | Outside-Fassade

    URBANSCREEN | Outside-Fassade

    URBANSCREEN | DE

The Bremen-based creative company Urbanscreen possesses years of experience in the field of urban large-scale projections. By means of essentially experimental projects, Urbanscreen systematically seeks new possibilities to stage the urban space in a scenographic and dramaturgical sense.

Urbanscreen is working on media concepts for the public sphere with a network of artists, architects and technical experts. Large-scale projection on urban surfaces is their core field of activity. Urbanscreen conceives and produces custom-fit media installations which create exceptional impressions through high artistic standards, the expert architectural eye and the professional implementation.
The group of artists developed a distinct approach in the field of architecture projections: The house itself becomes the stage for poetical productions that are more reminiscent of a play than of a classical media art installation. Projected figures appear in windows like in reality — the façade mutates into an active stage element. The method was baptized «Lumentektur» by the artists from Bremen and concentrates on projections focusing on the architecture as an active player.
 
    http://www.urbanscreen.com

    • 25 min
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    URBANSCREEN | DE

    URBANSCREEN | DE

    URBANSCREEN | DE

The Bremen-based creative company Urbanscreen possesses years of experience in the field of urban large-scale projections. By means of essentially experimental projects, Urbanscreen systematically seeks new possibilities to stage the urban space in a scenographic and dramaturgical sense.

Urbanscreen is working on media concepts for the public sphere with a network of artists, architects and technical experts. Large-scale projection on urban surfaces is their core field of activity. Urbanscreen conceives and produces custom-fit media installations which create exceptional impressions through high artistic standards, the expert architectural eye and the professional implementation.
The group of artists developed a distinct approach in the field of architecture projections: The house itself becomes the stage for poetical productions that are more reminiscent of a play than of a classical media art installation. Projected figures appear in windows like in reality — the façade mutates into an active stage element. The method was baptized «Lumentektur» by the artists from Bremen and concentrates on projections focusing on the architecture as an active player.
 
    http://www.urbanscreen.com

    • 47 min

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