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School of Things

Prototyping Media Architectures

Installation / Workshop
Thu 22.01. / Fr 23.01.2015

As the exhibition Type Motion draws to a close, we extend the experiment with type in motion to the infrastructures that make these experimental works visible. Prototyping a custom network of media players with custom software, the Type Motion multi-screen installation (Gallery 01) will be turned into an experimental studio.

Drawing on the philosophy of xm:lab’s School of Things, the workshop builds on the workshop series in FACT’s Development Lab to bring hands-on arts-and-technology research into the gallery space. Local artists and visual designers are invited to bring work and play with its distribution aross the multi-screen architecture. Works shown include a video installation based on images by the Belgian artist and graphic novel pioneer Frans Masereel. If you are an artist, designer, or diy enthusiast, and want to experiment with this diy media architecture, bring your work. We use a Raspberry Pi-network to distribute content across the seven-screen setup; display is coordinated via a custom software.

concept & facilitation

Henrik Elburn, Hannes Kaefer, Jan Tretschok, Soenke Zehle


Christopher Kaiser


FACT and xm:lab with LJMU and the Frans Masereel Foundation

xm:lab | Media Theory