A Virtual Cultivation

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See You At Home. Architektur im MAGAZIN,  Lecture, with Joan Soler-Adillon and Bettina Katja Lange. ︎
See You At Home. Goethe Institut Beijing Exhibition, with Joan Soler-Adillon and Bettina Katja Lange. ︎

The Smallest of Worlds. ETH Zurich Exhibition, with Joan Soler-Adillon and Bettina Katja Lange. XR-Exhibition. ︎

Let me hear your body talk: an explorative journey to the ordinaries of Social VR, with Stefan Maier, Cenk Güzeli, Dominic Schwab. Digital FUTURES Workshop, online.

The Smallest of Worlds. VRHAM!, with Joan Soler-Adillon and Bettina Katja Lange. XR-Installatio. Virtual Reality and Arts Festival, Hamburg

The Smallest of Worlds. Les Ailleurs Exhibition, with Joan Soler-Adillon and Bettina Katja Lange. XR-Installatio. Digital Arts Museum  La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

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Simple Object Access Protocol

Format:    Multi-Channel Video Installation / Virtual
Reality Installation / Physical Installation.

Genre:     Spatial Essay / Virtual Reality Essay.
Status:    2023 - completed.

Collaboration:    some online architecture practice.
Location:    MAGAZIN. Space for Contemporary Architecture.

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Throughout history, people have been fascinated with collecting, sorting, curating, and recombining tangible and intangible artifacts. This fascination gave rise to the archive: a form of organizing a repository and thus an active catalyst for the production, administration, and dissemination of knowledge.

With the emergence of Web 2.0 as a collectively maintained and constantly growing participatory archive, a global economy of sharing, copying, and remixing has been slowly established in recent decades, fostering a cultural production that does not necessarily create something new, but rather draws from the same sources over and over again.

The concept of Sampling, which has been well known to us since the 1970s, when the first generation of data storages enabled an entirely new kind of cultural and, in particular, musical production, has now spread unhindered through all kinds of online media and digital practices.

The exhibition Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) explores the idea of Spatial Sampling by utilizing the archives of the Internet as an inexhaustible resource for space-making. At the same time, it raises urgent questions about the role of the designer as collector and curator,  challenges the necessity of striving for novelty and individuality, and reflects on the relationship between creation and authorship.

The physical component of SOAP manifests as a mashup of previous installations presented at MAGAZIN. It uses leftover materials and artifacts as well as the digital documentation of 3D scanned installations. Thus, the gallery itself, its inventory and history become a source for Spatial Sampling.

Additionally, the physical scenography houses three different media spaces that can be traversed in three dramaturgical acts and a series of interfaces. While these three media spaces demonstrate a style of Spatial Sampling, they also seek to illuminate our genuine fascination with the Internet as a cultural force.

Concept and Design:    some online architecture practice SOAP.

Press:    KoozArch ︎       e-flux Architecture ︎

Image Credits Exhibition:    Simon Veres
Image Credits Vernissage:    Richard Pobaschnig